Here are the new guidelines for businesses in Ontario to ask for proof of vaccination
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in the absence of any direct leadership from the provincial government as far as vaccine passports are concerned, has just provided local businesses with a framework to help them develop their own policies as we push through the fourth wave of COVID-19.
The organization is among those that have been advocating for Premier Doug Ford and his team to create some type of system for businesses and workplaces to ensure guests and employees are fully vaxxed, if they so choose.
They'll happen in Canada one way or another. Whether he does it or not— 🏳️🌈Gaymer Tony🇨🇦🇳🇱🇮🇹 (@Cosada_) August 9, 2021
A handful of restaurants, sports teams and event organizers have created their own rules on the subject, and on Tuesday, the Chamber released some guidelines that can be cohesively applied across hospitality, events and other industries.
"We have said from the beginning that we support a centralized, Canada-wide approach to COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination that could be easily used to confirm vaccination status for international and domestic use. So... we’ve innovated and advanced a common framework for our Ontario business community," the Chamber wrote in a release yesterday.
"We hope these principles can avoid a piecemeal approach in the province."
Today the @OntarioCofC & #ONChamberNetwork released "Vax-Pass Tenets" developed with guidance from legal experts at @McCarthy_ca.— Ontario Chamber (@OntarioCofC) August 24, 2021
The framework helps create clarity for Ontario businesses with shared confidence.
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The five Vax-Pass Tenets aim to prevent further lockdowns and keep businesses open by limiting customers to only those who are double dosed.
"As more businesses proclaim and adopt these community standards, we will dispel harmful disinformation about the legality and efficacy of well-designed vax-pass programs and create shared confidence that we are on the right path to a safe economic and societal recovery," the Chamber adds in its statement this week.
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