Vaccination passport takes effect in RS next Monday

It is now mandatory to present proof of vaccination throughout Rio Grande do Sul, from Monday (18), for access to activities considered to be at high risk of contagion, such as sports competitions and parties. The standard will apply both to professionals who work on site and to the general public.

Known as a vaccine passport, the initiative is used in other parts of the world and has been implemented in Brazilian cities. You new protocols they have been in force since the beginning of October, but the state government stipulated a transition period until the 17th to ensure better organization by the establishments involved.

The certificate issued by the Connect SUS app or by other means, such as a passbook or vaccination card issued by the State Health Department (SES) or other government agency.

where will it be required

Five categories of activities will require a vaccination passport, regardless of the number of people:

• All sports competitions (all);

• Children’s, social and entertainment events in buffets, party houses, concert halls, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and similar;

• Corporate fairs and exhibitions, conventions, congresses and similar;

• Cinema, theaters, auditoriums, circuses, concert halls, concert halls and similar;

Theme, adventure, amusement, aquatic, natural parks, botanical gardens, zoos and other similar tourist attractions.

How it works for each age group

The presentation of proof of immunization will follow an age schedule, according to the progress of the vaccination campaign in the state:

• 40 years or more: complete vaccination schedule with two doses or a single dose;

• 30 to 39 years old: first dose or single dose until October 31st and complete vaccination schedule from November 1st;

• 18 to 29 years old: first dose or single dose until November 30th and full vaccination schedule from December 1st.

At events and parties with more than 400 people, a negative test is required for covid-19, as well as at events and fairs with more than 2.5 thousand people. Companies or groups that disrespect the rule may be fined, penalized at the municipal level or subject to action by the Public Ministry. The inspection is the responsibility of the municipalities.

Source: BdF Rio Grande do Sul

Edition: Marcelo Ferreira

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