As the Province of Ontario continues its fight against the Delta-driven fourth wave of COVID-19 and works toward minimizing disruptions to businesses, they have enacted an enhanced vaccine certificate program. Effective September 22, 2021, all guests will need to be fully vaccinated (plus 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination, along with proof of identification, to access certain public settings, including casinos.
Someone is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they have received:
- Full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines; or
- One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada; or
- Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; AND
- They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing proof of being fully vaccinated.
Health Canada has evaluated and listed the vaccines that have met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy. You can find the list here. Proof of identity can be established using any government issued identification.
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What certificate do guests need to show to enter the casino?
Effective September 22, all guests will need to be fully vaccinated (plus 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination and proof of identification, such as a driver’s licence or health card, to enter the casino.
What proof of identification will guests need to enter the casino along with their proof of vaccination?
Guests will be required to show government issued identification, along with your proof of vaccination. Some examples include birth certificate, citizenship card, driver’s licence, passport, or health card. Please note guests will still need to show valid government issued photo identification at the security podium before entering the casino.
How do guests get proof of their vaccination?
Individuals can obtain proof of vaccination by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the COVID-19 vaccination provincial portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
Do guests need to show their proof of vaccination each time they visit the casino?
Do guests need to show their proof of vaccination to enter restaurants in the casino?
Proof of vaccination status will be required as guests enter the casino floor. Guests may be required to show their vaccine certificate and proof of identification again at the outlets inside the casino. If guests are attending Spago Trattoria or Johnny Rockets, proof of vaccination status and proof of identification will be required. Hotel guests can receive a wristband as they enter the casino floor, signifying that they have completed contact tracing and the health assessment for that day, but may be required to show their vaccine certificate and proof of identification each time they enter the casino.
If guests cannot receive a vaccine, are they allowed to enter the casino?
Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to accepted medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a written document, completed and supplied by a physician (designated as “MD”) or by a registered nurse in the extended class (designated as “Registered Nurse (Extended Class)”, “RN (EC), “Nurse Practitioner” or “NP”) stating that the individual is exempt for a medical reason from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the effective time-period for the medical reason. Individuals with a medical exemption are required to present identification, in addition to the written document claiming the medical exemption.
Do employees need to be vaccinated?
While we have not mandated vaccines for employees at this point, we believe vaccinations are an important tool for our community, employees and guests to limit the spread of the virus. We continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines and have put in place very stringent health and safety protocols. The health and safety of our employees and guests is a top priority.
How do U.S. residents prove they are fully vaccinated?
Individuals who are visitors to Ontario will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and proof of identification to enter the casino. Similar to the border crossing, guests can show their vaccination status using the ArriveCan application.
Do guests need to show their vaccine certificate to stay at the hotel?
Proof of vaccination is not required to stay overnight in the hotel; however to access restaurants, the casino gaming floor and banquet space, guests will need to show proof of vaccination.
What is expected of guests at weddings and receptions?
For the period between September 22 and October 12, 2021, it is intended that people attending wedding receptions will be able to provide a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test from no more than 48 hours before the event as an alternative to proof of vaccination. Children aged 11 and under who are currently ineligible for the vaccine are exempt from the vaccination requirement; however must be accompanied by an adult(s) who is/are fully vaccinated or show a negative rapid antigen test, and the child must have government issued identification (Birth Certificate, Health Card, and Passport) which confirms they meet the ineligibility requirement for the vaccine.
What if guests don’t want to disclose their vaccination status?
It is the discretion of the individual to determine whether they would like to disclose their vaccination status. Should they make the decision not to divulge this information, they will not be permitted to access settings that require proof of vaccination, including Caesars Windsor.
Will U.S. residents who received the Johnson & Johnson single dose be able to visit Caesars Windsor?
All guests who received the single dose Johnson & Johnson (plus 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination, along with proof of identification, are permitted to visit Caesars Windsor. Johnson & Johnson has been approved by Health Canada.
For more information on list of vaccines meeting Health Canada’s necessary criteria for safety and efficacy, please visit the website here.
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