With new COVID cases closing in on pandemic highs, the province has updated its self-isolation requirements to require anyone who tests positive for COVID to self-isolate for 10 days, as well as requiring unvaccinated close contacts of these individuals to also self-isolate. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to isolate, unless they are showing symptoms.
However, the government has elected to not reintroduce mandatory masking for now, citing its focus on vaccination uptake as the preferred course. The government is also expanding testing capacity and announced new supplies of rapid antigen tests are now available for workplace screening, including retail businesses.
While the province is not intending to introduce any proof of vaccination requirements, to support entities that wish to limit access to fully vaccinated patrons, the government is developing a QR code based verifiable record of vaccination system the will be ready the week of September 20, 2021.
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