Sask. launches proof of COVID-19 vaccination applications

REGINA – The Government of Saskatchewan has launched two mobile apps that allow residents to provide and verify proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Evidence of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 vaccination policy goes into effect Friday. Residents will have to show they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 for meals inside restaurants; indoor fitness centers and gymnasiums; nightclubs and bars; event venues such as conference centers, casinos, cinemas, concert halls, museums and indoor facilities hosting paid sporting events.

The SK Vax Verifier is available for businesses and organizations to confirm the vaccine status of customers. The app allows workers to scan a QR code, which will indicate whether the person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or not. The province said information is not saved during the scanning process.

The application is not mandatory for businesses and a QR code is not required to prove vaccine status, according to the government. Residents can also provide a printed copy or screenshot of their MySaskHealthRecord vaccination certificate, the wallet card issued at the time of vaccination, or a printed copy of the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Any business requiring proof of vaccination will also need to see the ID of anyone 18 years of age and over. Guests aged 12 to 17 will also need to show ID, unless they are with an adult with proof of vaccination and ID.

The SK Vax Wallet application allows residents to download their vaccination record to their phone and have it easily accessible.

The province said the SK Vax Verifier can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The SK Vax Wallet app is available on the Apple App Store and will soon be on the Google Play Store.

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