Vaccination Passport: Update on the pandemic situation  

 Vaccination Passport: Update on the pandemic situation
August 24, 2021

Implementation of the vaccine passport from September 1 in non-essential services and major events such as festivals and theaters.

The Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, and the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, gave an update on the pandemic situation and invited people to be careful before the start of the school year and in view of the increase in cases of the DELTA variant.

From September 1st, the vaccination passport will be required for people aged 13 and over in non-essential services: festivals, cinemas, theaters and venues where sporting events and physical activities with frequent or prolonged contact take place (team sports including extracurricular activities).

Two mobile applications will be proposed: VaxiCode, for citizens, to download your proof of vaccination (QR code) and VaxiCode Vérif to allow businesses to scan the QR codes that will appear on the proof of vaccination, to determine a person's protection status against COVID-19. This status will be displayed in green or red, along with the Quebec government's certification, determining whether or not the person can access the site. A photo ID will also be required when submitting the vaccination passport.

The applications will be available starting tomorrow (on Apple and later on Google).


In the educational environment:
- The mask will be mandatory at any time in elementary and high school students' classrooms in 9 regions of Quebec: Centre-du-Québec, Estrie, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Mauricie, Montérégie, Montréal and Outaouais
- At the elementary level, extracurricular activities will resume at the beginning of the school year
- No bubble classes or alternating attendance
- For high school students, the vaccination passport will be required for indoor activities and outdoor physical activities such as team sports.

More information on health measures in education