Welland Arena only accepting QR codes as proof of vaccination starting Monday


Published December 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Due to ongoing issues with fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination slips, the Welland Arena is allowing only the QR code system (paper or electronic), along with corresponding proof of identification, to align with neighbouring
municipalities beginning Monday (December 6).

The city says this change ensures ease of access and review upon entry to the arena, as well as keeps staff and the public safe.

“The idea behind the passports isn’t to make life difficult for people, but to keep everyone safe when in our buildings and arena,” said Rob Axiak, the city’s Director of Community Services.

“We know that municipalities in Niagara have faced this challenge, and we hope that by proactively making this switch, we can avoid any forgeries in Welland.”

Leading up to December 6, Welland Arena staff will tell visitors of the forthcoming change.

In addition to the change in vaccine passport acceptance, Welland Arena staff will be reminding and closely monitoring that visitors to the arena are wearing a face-covering while spectating.

Face-coverings are required at all times, and must cover the nose, mouth, and chin unless consuming food or beverages.

To download your QR-coded proof of vaccination, simply follow the instructions here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof/


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