Tunisha
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COVID Vaccinated Guests = Attending Wedding

Tunisha, on September 1, 2021 at 15:06 Posted in Ontario 0 5
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Hello All,


I am curious with the new COVID-19 update we received for Ontario.
After October 12th, all guests attending the wedding should be vaccinated? I personally feel it’s not clear enough. What I read in the post is…
The province warned that proof of a negative COVID-19 test or a recent infection would not replace the vaccine certificates. There will be a limited time exception for funerals and weddings between Sept. 22 and Oct. 12. A negative test taken within 48 hours will enable a person to enter if not fully vaccinated.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/ontario-reveals-vaccine-passport-system-for-restaurants-gyms-and-theatres-here-s-what-you-need-to-know-1.5569198

Any information provided would assist, as I need to inform my guests should that be the case. Thank you very much!!

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Latest activity by Hank, on September 2, 2021 at 18:21
  • Hank
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    Hank ·
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    For anyone who's not comfortable with confronting unvaxxed guests, the new law pretty much does the dirty work for you. It's no longer your choice. You literally can't do anything about it - unless you're willing to break the law and I certainly hope whatever political opinions your family, friends and loved ones have, they wouldn't try to pressure you to go that route.

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  • Tunisha
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    Tunisha ·
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    Hello Corynn,


    Thank you for your message.Yes, I started writing up the message to add to my Wedding Blog page on the website. I also reached out to the guests personally for the ones who I know do not have the vaccine. So far 3 of them are not planning to take it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ My parents were anti-vaxxers, but they got there first shot yesterday. So far from my close family, I am really not trying to be bothered.
    The message I sent was…
    Hello XX,We wanted to touch base with our wedding guests on the recent change in COVID-19 safety and regulations in regards to weddings, where they are now requiring everyone attending to be fully vaccinated. We want to confirm if you are fully vaccinated?
    The province is mandating the venues to make sure that everyone attending the wedding has proof of vaccination status. Of course, we will be following the guidelines, but we also respect everyone’s decisions.
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    Hi 2022 bride here!


    I’m wondering the same thing as well. Unfortunately our hands are tied when it comes to these rules. If you have a wedding website to notify your guest, I highly suggest you make a covid page where you state that all guest must be vaccinated and link the information from the Ontario website. I truly believe this will be going on until probably late 2022. If they truly want to be at your wedding, they will make the effort to be there.
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  • Tunisha
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    Tunisha ·
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    Thank you for your response Hank.


    I didn’t want to push people to get their vaccine, if they do not need to get their vaccine as yet.
    What would be a best way to mention to the guests that’s are not vaccinated that it is required for the wedding?
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  • Hank
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    Hank ·
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    The digital version of the vaccine passport won't be ready until Oct 12 but the proof of vaccine to attend certain events and settings kicks in on Sept 22. So between Sept 22 and Oct 12, you have to show the receipt you got when you took your second shot.

    Since your wedding is October 16, the digital version should be ready but just in case, I recommend you letting your guests know to hunt for their receipt (they should've been emailed on the day of their second shot).

    If anyone is not vaccinated, they have to present a doctor's note detailing why they cannot take the vaccine. Based on the news release from the government, it looks like only valid medical reasons are allowed and any other, like religious exemptions, will not apply.

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