PEI Vax Pass Program (Vaccine Passport)

Provided by: COVID-19: Provincial Regulations

Service Description

Provincial government policy that requires individuals 12 years and older to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to enter some public venues or attend certain events. The Vax Pass is not needed to enter essential, non-discretionary services.

When entering places that require the Vax Pass, individuals must present either a QR code, digital or paper copy, and those 19 years and older will also need to show a government issued identification. Islanders needing additional help to access or print their vaccine record can visit Access PEI, PEI Public Libraries or the PEI Visitor Centres in Borden-Carleton, Charlottetown and Wood Islands. A QR code verifier app is available for Apple and Android products on the App Store and Google Play.

Medical exemptions: Only medical exemptions approved by the PEI Chief Health Office are accepted. Exemptions are granted for extremely rare circumstances where an individual cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to an allergy to vaccine ingredient(s) or having experienced a serious medical event after receiving a first dose of the vaccine. Primary care providers (physician or nurse practitioner) must submit a medical exemption request form on behalf of their patient to the Chief Public Health Office. The request will be reviewed and, if the patient meets the criteria, a Medical Letter of Exemption will be sent to the physician/nurse practitioner to provide to their patient. The letter will need to be presented where the Vax Pass is required. Substitute letters or health care provider notes claiming medical exemption are not accepted.

Vax Pass Required:
  • Sporting events, and spectators at youth sporting events (Does not apply to participants under 18 years)
  • Concerts, arts, theatre, and music events
  • Wakes, wedding and funeral receptions
  • Conferences, trade fairs, and workshops
  • Group activities and classes (e.g. pottery, art and choir)
  • Adult group and team sports for people 19 years and older
  • Food premises and licensed premises (indoor and patio dining), including: Restaurants * Cafes * Bars * Liquor tasting rooms in wineries, breweries or distilleries
  • Casinos and movie theatres
  • Indoor gyms, exercise/dance facilities/studios, swimming pools, and skating rinks
  • Outdoor facilities for organized gatherings/events and use by business and organizations
  • Arcades and bowling alleys
No Vax Pass Required:
  • Personal gatherings (e.g. friends and family getting together at someone's home), following the personal gathering limit
  • Retail including, but not limited to: Grocery stores * Pharmacies * Convenience stores * Clothing stores * Liquor stores
  • Take-out, drive-through, and delivery from food premises
  • Local public transportation (e.g. T3 Transit, taxis)
  • Salons, hairdressers, and barbers
  • Hotels, resorts, cabins and campsites
    • Proof of vaccination is required for settings or events covered in the list above (e.g. a licensed hotel restaurant, wedding reception or conference, and exercise/fitness facility)
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Public libraries, museums, and art galleries (unless they are the location of an event)
  • Food banks and shelters
  • Health care services, rehabilitation or exercise therapy programs, counselling services and self-help, and drug and alcohol support groups and programs
  • Locations that offer government services and social services (e.g. Access PEI)
  • Worship services (including wedding and funeral ceremonies)
  • Youth under 18 years who are participating in sport events(spectators require vaccination)
  • Before and after school programs for grades K-12
  • Student events and activities in grades K-12

Information

Eligibility:
Individuals 12 years and older, including visitors
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Not applicable
Documents Required:
Vaccine Record * Government issued ID for those over 18 years * Individuals claiming a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine are required to have a Medical Exemption Letter from PEI's Chief Public Health Office to access venues that require the Vax Pass * International visitors are required to show documentation submitted to Canadian Border Services and government issued ID that confirms their citizenship
Program Phone Numbers:
Language:
English
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

Service Locations & Contact Info

      • Coverage Area:
        Prince Edward Island