Last week, the Government of PEI announced new funding to support PEI businesses that are required to implement vaccine passport measures related to public health requirements.  The COVID-19 Vax Pass Implementation Fund provides financial assistance toward the cost of purchasing an eligible tablet for verifying vaccination status through the PEI Vax Pass. Applications will be open on November 4, 2021, for costs incurred between October 5, 2021, to December 31, 2021.

For more information on the Vax Pass Implementation Fund, click here.

Who is eligible for funding?

Prince Edward Island businesses, not-for-profits, and non-governmental organizations that are required to implement a vaccine passport system in their business or operation.

For more information on businesses or operations required to check for vaccination status and related Vax Pass information, visit the Government of PEI’s Vax Pass For Businesses, Services and Events.

What activities are supported through this program?

This Program contributes to costs (retroactive to October 5, 2021) directly related to implementing the PEI Vax Pass in businesses or operations as required to do so by the Public Health Order:

  • For one tablet per location for the primary purpose of verifying vaccination.  In cases where the applicant can clearly demonstrate the operational requirements and benefit of multiple tablets, additional tablets will be considered to the maximum of four.
  • At a minimum, the operational specs for a tablet are iOS 8 or Android 6.0 (API Level 23).

What activities are NOT supported through this assistance?

  • Equipment with a primary purpose other than verifying vaccination status OR implementing the Vax Pass.
  • Cell phones, laptops, and desktop computers.
  • Cellular and internet connectivity and service bill costs.
  • Expenses incurred before October 05, 2021.
  • Owner or staff labour.
  • Other items deemed not related to the implementation of COVID-19 vaccine passport requirements.

What level of assistance is available?

The Program provides up to 75 per cent of the eligible costs to a maximum contribution of $525 per tablet.  If the applicant demonstrates that multiple tablets are required, the maximum eligible tablets are four to a maximum contribution of $2,100.