Guelph Police Respond to 1 Complaint As COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate Program Kicks Off
Guelph Police said officers only responded to one call on Wednesday regarding the launch of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine certificate program.
Just after 11 a.m., police said they responded to a restaurant in Stone Road West for reporting someone was refusing to leave after failing to provide proof of vaccination.
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But when police arrived, the man was gone and restaurant staff were unwilling to provide more information, the service said.
As of Wednesday, residents over 12 must show proof of vaccination or proof of legitimate medical exemption in many indoor public places.
This includes restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concert halls, gymnasiums and fitness facilities, theaters, cinemas, racetracks, water parks, television and film productions with a studio audience, venues. sports, casinos and gaming establishments, meeting and event spaces, strip clubs and public baths.
Those wishing to enter these places must present a driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, citizenship card, Ontario photo card or other government-issued identification card. Indian Status or an Indigenous Membership Card or Permanent Resident Card.
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Guelph Police added that anyone who does not comply can be evicted from the premises under the Unauthorized Entry Act.
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