That's what the issue is here - the iPhone version for businesses to use don't recognize those with a 3rd dose, Anyone can download the app if they want.As I said, I didn't know about the app used by businesses. Yes it has a QR code
In Alberta effective November 15 only the QR code can be used in budinesses using the Restriction Exemption Program. We do not need a special app to get the QR code, just access to the website where the code can be screen shot and saved to your gallery, or printed out to be shown for the business to scan (the business needs the app or the code will not tell them anything)I have the paper printout of my certificate folded up in my wallet. My phone was too old to handle the province's contact tracing app from a while back. I'm guessing it will also be too old to handle QR app as well.
I did the same, also to ensure that the screenshots I saved and the ones I printed (figuring a hard copy and a digital copy makes for good backups) would scan properlyYes, Chemguy and I downloaded the apps just to 'play'. See what it looks like when a business scans the QR code
I think the same problem exists in reverse too. SOmetimes Provincial autonomy over National standards is a pain in the process.I am curious about Alberta's plan for people from elsewhere. They claim Nov 15 only the QR codes will be accepted as proof of vaccination. BC, ON, etc. codes won't work with Alberta's app (this could change, there is a federal plan apparently). I suspect non QR codes will be accepted for anyone out of province but there's no info posted stating so.
Apparently, the app businesses will use to scan the QR codes hit the app stores today. That gives them a week to get ready so I'm thinking it might actually launch on schedule. The question is how long after that until the first breach.Ontario hasn't launched its app yet, coming out 22 October. Right now I just have my vaccination certificate (the second one on top) attached as a PDF to an e-mail to myself.
Yeah, I think there will have to continue to be a printed version of some kind, hopefully with a QR code on it that the businesses can scan. I think part of the reason we've seen businesses being lax with checking vaccination documentation is it takes a fair bit of effort to manually. Being able to just scan a code and get a Green box or something in response simplifies things considerably.And we also have to accept alternatives. I know a lot of elderly people without smart phones.
Here, I think many get someone to print it off, Chemguy did for me. People can also order a card from the government, get one from a registry office and most pharmacies will print them off too. No info in ON about those services?And we also have to accept alternatives. I know a lot of elderly people without smart phones.