RESCON says Ontario vaccine passports crucial to raising COVID-19 vaccination rate

By: Shazia Nazir, Local Journalism Initiative
The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) has issued a statement in support of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s announcement enhanced vaccine passport program .
The advocacy group feels it will boost the vaccination throughout the province and the industry. “We expect that vaccination passports will increase vaccination rates across both non-essential and essential industries, in turn keeping workers safe and the economy open.” RESCON President Richard Lyall
90% of the province’s population will need to be fully vaccinated to end the pandemic within six to eight months according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer.  Approximately 79% of all eligible Ontarians are fully vaccinated.
As of today, Ontarians must show proof of identification of immunization against the pandemic virus to be granted entry to indoor settings including: restaurants, meeting spaces, and conferences.  Until October 22, the rollout of the new policy involves using the vaccine receipts issued by the government. A mobile app is scheduled to be launched on October 22, at which point  those who have been vaccinated will be able to use QR codes to access services.
To download your receipt click here