Council passes vaccine passport bylaw to protect Calgary residents in 4th wave of COVID-19 pandemic


The Calgary City Council approved a bylaw in a special meeting on Wednesday in a bid to protect the residents in the fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo – The City of Calgary)

Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021 will clarify how the province’s vaccine card program – the Restrictions Exemption Program – works for businesses.

“This bylaw will create a level playing field for business in Calgary and provide clear guidance on how to apply the requirement for proof of vaccination or negative COVID test,” says Mayor Nenshi.

The bylaw, which will come into effect on Sept. 23, 2021, mandates that all businesses eligible for participation in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program must follow or exceed the program requirements at all times, the City of Calgary said in a statement.

The the statement further added that provincial Restrictions Exemption Program and Vaccine Passport Bylaw apply to all recreation facilities, including those operated by The City.

Any person aged 12 years and older must show identification and either proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or a medical exemption from vaccine letter, the statement said.



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