New details emerge on Ontario’s upcoming vaccine certificate app

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Vaccine certificate verification app will be launched next week Fully vaccinated Ontarians will be able to load their current status and allow establishments to verify a QR code to confirm proof of vaccination.

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New details are emerging about the app called “Verify Ontario,” including whether the system will accept QR codes from British Columbia, Quebec and Yukon. This means travelers from those provinces will be able to safely enter Ontario establishments that require vaccination status.

The government says that no personally identifiable information will be collected by the app and it will not request a user’s location or save any information linking specific locations, visitors or businesses to each other. Verified proof of vaccination is displayed for 30 seconds and then removed.


Also, no personal health information is displayed or shared.

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However, the Ford government says it will collect “anonymous” data using Google Analytics, which will track the number of completed scans, the date and time of scans, and the number of positive, negative and invalid scans. This will be done using numbers that are randomly generated when the user installs the app for the first time.

The Ontario official website also details what will happen when the QR code is scanned on “Verify Ontario”.

There will be three possible outcomes:

  • green checkmark: verified
  • Yellow Alert: a problem occurred
  • Red “X”: invalid proof of vaccination

In the event of a yellow reading, the government recommends that employees using the app wipe the camera lens and attempt the scan again. If employees are scanning with a flashlight in low light, they can either ask the visitor to try again by tilting the angle of their phone and making sure the flashlight isn’t reflecting on the bar code “

A red reading may indicate that the visitor has only had one vaccine dose and it may not have been 14 days since the visitor got his second shot. The QR code may also contain missing, invalid or incorrect information.

new app is slated To be available from 22nd October.

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