Impact of the Ontario Government’s Proof of Vaccine Requirement on CFSC/CRFSC courses

Update – March 1, 2022
Proof of vaccination requirements have been lifted in Ontario. Businesses and organizations may choose to require proof of vaccination upon entry.

The Chief Firearms Office of Ontario and the FSESO do not have a policy requiring instructors or students to show proof of vaccination to take part in the CFSC or CRFSC course or exam. However, because we deliver courses in the Province of Ontario, our instructors must adhere to all provincial and municipal legislation and regulations in the areas they teach.  

On September 1, 2021, the Provincial Government announced it would require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings (including meeting and events spaces) starting September 22, 2021.

Please see this link for further information on the requirement https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings

As the proof of vaccination requirement applies to meeting and event spaces – where our courses are delivered –  our instructors must adhere to this mandate when delivering the CFSC/CRFSC course and examinations.  

While in some cases, such as delivering a course in a private venue, our instructors will be required to verify proof of vaccination, the Chief Firearms Office and the FSESO are unable to comment on, or answer questions regarding, the proof of vaccination requirement prescribed by the Provincial Government.

If you have questions or concerns about this requirement, please contact your local public health unit https://www.phdapps.health.gov.on.ca/phulocator/, the Ministry of Health https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-health or your local MPP https://www.ola.org/en/members