Manitoba vaccine cards, app to remain active
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This article was published 24/02/2022 (342 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Manitoba’s COVID-19 proof-of-vaccine cards and corresponding scanner app will remain active — even after the province lifts public health requirements March 1.
The vaccine cards and verification app will stay active, the provincial government announced Thursday, so businesses and venues can continue to use them if they choose to do so.
Some local businesses and performing arts venues have said they intend to keep checking proof of vaccination even after the province no longer requires it, because some customers and audiences want the requirement to remain.
The province announced Feb. 11 proof-of-vaccine would no longer be required, but until Thursday it was unclear whether Manitoba would continue mailing out immunization cards and maintain its verification app.
Health Minister Audrey Gordon said she wanted to assure businesses the provincial government would support them.
“The QR code will still be available if business sectors want to require that at their place of business, and we will continue to talk to them about what their needs are around PPEs and around enforcement,” Gordon said.
“I will continue to have those discussions with my colleagues in justice and the other departments to ensure that the business sector is supported going forward.”
Updated on Friday, February 25, 2022 12:06 AM CST: Corrects spelling of public.