Prince Edward Island’s Vax Pass policy goes into effect on October 5, which means some businesses, services and events are required to verify a person’s proof of vaccination to gain access to their location or facility. their environment.
Children under 12 are exempt as they are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
Failure to comply with the public health ordinance may result in a fine, depending on the province.
Where is it needed
The government has said that proof of vaccination is required at rallies and events held indoors and outdoors, including, but not limited to:
- Sporting events, except for participants 18 and under. (Spectators must present proof of vaccination).
- Concerts and artistic, theatrical and musical events.
- Wedding and funeral receptions and vigils.
- Conferences, exhibitions and workshops.
- Group activities and classes such as pottery, art and choir.
- Group and team sports for adults for people 19 years of age and over.
- Food premises and licensed premises (indoor dining room and terrace).
- Alcohol tasting rooms in cellars, breweries or distilleries.
- Casinos and cinemas.
- Indoor gymnasiums, exercise / dance facilities / studios, swimming pools and ice rinks.
- Outdoor facilities for organized gatherings / events and use by businesses and organizations.
- Arcades and bowling alleys.
Where it is not compulsory
The government has said that you do not have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in places or places such as:
- Personal gatherings (ie friends and family meeting at someone’s house), subject to the limit of personal gatherings.
- Grocery stores.
- Convenience stores.
- Clothing stores.
- Liquor stores.
- Take-out meals, drive-thru and delivery to restaurant premises.
- Local public transport (eg T3 Transit, taxis).
- Salons, hairdressers and barbers.
- Hotels, resorts, cabins and campsites (unless they are the location of an event where proof of vaccination is required. There is also a grace period for weddings to meet existing public health measures .).
- Banks and credit unions.
- Public libraries, museums, art galleries (unless they are the location of an event where proof of vaccination is required).
- Food banks and shelters.
- Health care services, rehabilitation or exercise therapy programs, counseling and self-help services, and drug and alcohol support groups and programs.
- Places that offer government and social services (for example, Access PEI).
- Worship services (including wedding and funeral ceremonies).
- Individuals 18 years of age or younger participating in youth sport. (Spectators must be vaccinated).
- Before and after school programs for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.
- Student events and activities in public and independent schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Proof of vaccination will not be required under the PEI Vax Pass policy for employees of companies and organizations that offer these activities and work in these settings, the province said. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to establish their own vaccination policies that comply with Prince Edward Island laws.
The province requires businesses, services and events requiring proof of vaccination to perform a visual check of a person’s vaccination record, as well as photo ID that matches the person’s name.
Individuals are considered fully immunized 14 days after receiving the full set of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada or a combination of two different COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada.