An Ontario government MPP says the Verify Ontario app can now read COVID-19 vaccine certificates from all provinces and territories across Canada.
Kaleed Rasheed, deputy minister for digital government, posted the update Monday morning.
Rasheed said the app, which is used by businesses to read SMART Health QR codes to verify proof of complete vaccinations to enter required facilities, can now scan out-of-province certificates using the public domain. similar technology.
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The news comes as the government announced on Friday that starting in the new year, it will be phasing out the unscannable version of the vaccine certificate in favor of a new enhanced QR code that can be scanned.
As of January 4, QR codes will be the only accepted way to provide proof of vaccination in the province
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The government says Ontarians will be required to have a digital screenshot of the QR code version on their phone as proof of vaccination or bring a hard copy.
Original immunization bills that are susceptible to fraud will no longer be accepted.
The government is also expanding the use of the proof of vaccination system after January 17, which is when the province previously indicated that the measure would begin to be lifted in certain places.
– with files from Ryan Rocca
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