Proof of vaccination is now required for many activities in Nova Scotia. COVID-19 in the Atlantic

  Proof of vaccination is now required for many activities in Nova Scotia.  COVID-19 in the Atlantic

Restaurants, bars, casinos, museums, in particular, and many other establishments or organizations must ask their customers for vaccination and supporting proof of identification.

This measure doesn’t come as a surprise to Bernice d’Entremont from the Musée des Accadions des Pubbicos. To ask for proof of double vaccination you have always been expected to do something like, she explains.

The New Policy Has Something to Reassure Citizen Catherine Bucky, who received a kidney transplant just before the start of the pandemic. It makes public places safer for people at risk and probably for everyone, she says.

hockey fan Sydney and to Halifax Got a taste of the new requirement over the weekend. Center 200 and Center scotiabank Already asking for proof of vaccination from spectators.

According to paul macdonald, General Manager of Center 200, everything went well. He says the audience was receptive and cooperative.

Before the pandemic, the season opener at home usually drew 3,500 to 4,000 spectators, Mr. macdonald, but by the weekend, while the arena could now operate at full capacity again, they were about 2,600.

paul macdonald He believes that people are still nervous about being part of the crowd, even though they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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The QR code displayed on a customer’s phone indicating their immunization status has been verified at a restaurant in British Columbia. Nova Scotia plans to launch a similar system on October 22.

Photo: The Canadian Press / Darryl Dyke

He hopes the vaccine status verification process will be easier when provincial officials soon launch an app for businesses and organizations that will allow them to verify QR codes that people who are vaccinated can already download.

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People are opposing this process. Citizen Christine Dalaire has been doubly vaccinated against COVID-19, but she does not intend to ask for a QR code. She thinks it is too much and is afraid it will get worse. Important things will come, then we will have to show our vaccination status everywhere, she says.

middle of scotiabank To Halifax, Where mouseheads He played his first game of the season on Saturday, having announced his vaccination requirement more than a month ago. President of Mouseheads, Brian Urquhart, says that is what the fans of the team were asking for.

New phase of confinement, but with restrictions

Enforcing the requirement for proof of vaccination is part of the fifth phase of the Nova Scotia Deconfinement Plan that just went into effect.

Wearing of masks is mandatory in indoor public places. Informal gatherings are limited to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, but the physical distancing requirement is removed in the case of gatherings for events organized by a company or a recognized organization.

Nova Scotia announced some new cases of COVID-19 during the summer, but their numbers began to rise again this fall. the dredge Lisa Barreto, an infectious disease expert, says the situation in the province is deeper than in other parts of Canada, where the health care system is severely affected.

the dredge barrett believes that Nova Scotia is in a good position to fully benefit from the new requirement for proof of vaccination. She points out that people who are fully vaccinated have a lower risk of contracting COVID-19.

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Dissatisfied people protested

About 300 people of all ages gathered on Citadel Hill on Sunday Halifax To demonstrate against the need for proof of vaccination. The activity did not respect public health regulations on gatherings.

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About 300 people demonstrated on October 3 in Halifax against the need for vaccinations to participate in non-essential activities or events.

Photo: CBC/Haley Ryan

Protesters put up a large banner with the words at the scene independence was written in English. The demonstrators held placards that read that vaccination required is slavery and that being forced to do something is not consent.

As of last Friday, 75% of eligible Nova Scotians were fully immunized. Since there is still no COVID-19 vaccine approved for children under 12 in Canada, children are exempt from the need for proof of vaccination. Those who turn 12 this year have a three-month transition period from their birthday to vaccination.

Rebecca Martel, Radio-Canada, and . with information from taryn grant, From CBC

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