The Saskatchewan Government has opened up two new mobile apps to support proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
The SK Verifier App has gone live on both the Apple App Store and Google Play. The free program will scan people’s vaccine QR code, showing a green indicator to verify the person is fully vaccinated based on medical criteria, or a red indicator to show they are not.
Rules for businesses requiring vaccine proof come into effect on October 1st, and Health Minister Paul Merriman encourages businesses to download what he calls a “handy tool” for businesses and venues to know their visitors are vaccinated.
Residents can also download the SK Vax Wallet app to download their vaccine records and have them available all the time. The app can also save everyone in the immediate family’s vaccine record in one place as well. This app is already up in the Apple Store and will be up in the Google Play store soon.
The province notes that downloading these apps is not mandatory for businesses or residents to prove someone has been vaccinated. Other ways people can prove vaccination are:
- A printed copy of a MySaskHealthRecord vaccine certificate (with or without a QR code)
- A screenshot of your MySaskHealthRecord vaccine certificate (with or without a QR code)
- An earlier version of a MySaskHealthRecord COVID-19 vaccine certificate
- A wallet card issued at the time of vaccinations
- A COVID-19 vaccine printout from Saskatchewan Health Authority Public Health