KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha 411 News has learned the Ontario Government is looking to begin lifting vaccine certificate requirements in January 2022 if all goes well.
The timeline was released in a conference call this afternoon with
In the absence of concerning trends the government says it is looking at a gradual lifting of MOH directives and capacity limits where proof of vaccination is not required in the winter and also lifting vaccine certificate requirements as follows:
January 17,2022: Restaurants, bars, sports and recreational facilities and casinos.
February 7, 2022: Nightclubs, strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs.
March 28,2022: Meeting and event space, sporting events, concerts, theatres and cinemas, commercial and film production.
Lifting of vaccine requirements would be guided by an ongoing assessment of the situation according to the government. Some indicators the government would be looking at are the identification of new variants, risk to healthcare system occupancy and a rapid increase in transmission said the presentation.
Business will have the option of keeping the vaccine pass requirements.
Starting on Monday additional, select businesses will have the option to Opt into the vaccine pass program if they wish to immediately increase their capacity. Businesses such as weddings, funerals, hair salons and museums etc. are included.
On March 28th the province forecasts the pandemic entering an endemic phase.
Officials also said they don’t expect the need for a third dose for vaccine or the general population.
More to come…