Tomorrow morning not only brings wet weather, but the Ontario proof of vaccination regulations come into effect.
As of Sept. 22, people will need to provide their proof of full vaccination to access certain businesses and settings.
Specified businesses and organizations are responsible for ensuring they meet the requirements regarding requiring patrons to provide proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or entitlement to an exemption) as outlined in the provincial regulations.
There will be inspectors about. A number of provincial offences officers are designated to have the authority to enforce all orders under the legislation. Provincial offences officers include CK Public Health, Chatham-Kent By-Law Enforcement and Chatham-Kent Police Services and regulatory officers from several provincial ministries and agencies.
Chatham-Kent citizens who have concerns about businesses or patrons not following vaccine passport legislation can report concerns via phone or e-mail for investigation.
To report a concern, individuals can call the snitch line 519-360-1998 or e-mail Covid19enforcement@chatham-kent.ca.
Police remind people that 9-1-1 is for emergencies only.
Vaccine certificates may be presented digitally or in print format. To access your vaccine certificate online, visit covid19.ontariohealth.ca. People with a red and white health card should call the provincial vaccine line at 1-833-943-3900, and residents of Chatham-Kent who do not have a heath card, or were vaccinated outside of Ontario, should call CK Public Health at 519-355-1071.
For more information about the proof of vaccine certificate requirements, visit: www.CKPublicHealth.com/vaccination-policies.