QUEBEC CITY -- As of this Friday, people aged 13 and over must present their vaccination passport in order to access several health and social services institutions in Quebec.

The list includes hospitals, CHSLDs, CLSCs, rehabilitation centres, intermediate resources, family-type resources and private residences for seniors (RPAs).

The measure applies in particular to caregivers, companions and visitors.

However, the Health and Social Services Ministry is allowing for numerous exceptions. For example, the vaccination passport will not be required for people accessing one of these places to receive health or social services. This includes participants in a research project.

This is also the case for those accompanying a child under 14 years of age, those in the company of a person who is giving birth, those accompanying a person who is visiting a loved one at the end of his or her life, or those accompanying a person who is unable to consent to the care required by his or her state of health.

-- This report by The Canadian Press was first published in French on Oct. 15, 2021.