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Keep Vaccination Records Updated

McMaster’s Vaccination Policy is on pause as of May 1, 2022 and continues to be paused in fall 2022 term. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to keep vaccination records up to date in MacCheck. 

Keep Vaccination Records Updated: Instructions

Access COVID-19 Screening

The daily health screening on MacCheck is no longer be required, but faculty, students and staff can use MacCheck to easily access the provincial COVID self-assessment tool. Anyone experiencing COVID symptoms should not come to campus or a McMaster facility.

Access COVID-19 Screening: Instructions

MacCheck FAQs

All students, faculty and staff members can access MacCheck for COVID-19 health screening or to keep vaccination records up to date.

No. Anyone without a McMaster ID can use the McMaster Safety App.

For full details on requirements for visitors, volunteers, contractors and other individuals external to McMaster, please visit the Vaccination Mandate page.

1. Access MacCheck here:

2. Log in with your MACID and password

3, MacCheck will prompt you to complete the Ontario COVID-19 Self-Assessment in a new tab

Screen grab of MacCheck tool for COVID-19 health screening on campus

4. Return back to the MacCheck screen to indicate your results: either you DO or DO NOT need to self-isolate

Screen grab of MacCheck digital tool on the final step of screening to indicate results of provincial self-assessment

MacCheck is website that runs on the browser of your smartphone, laptop or other device.  

  • For iPhone or iPad, this is usually Safari, and the icon looks like this: image of Google Chrome browser icon, a circle of green, red and yellow with a blue dot in the middle
  • For android, the default browser is usually chrome, and the icon looks like this: Safari icon, a bright blue compass with white marks and a white and red needle

After completing the provincial COVID-19 self-assessment, you will need to switch back to the open tab for MacCheck. To call up an open instance of MacCheck on your phone, simply return to the browser you use on your phone and review the open tabs.

See instructional videos for advice on how to switch between browser tabs using Safari or Chrome.

Review the FAQ on saving MacCheck as an icon/shortcut so you can easily call up MacCheck just like you would any smartphone application.

Once you’ve completed the daily check-in, you can access your pass at any time that day through MacCheck by clicking ‘Home’ and selecting the ‘Pass’ icon. Please note that MacCheck clearance is no longer required on campus as of May 1, 2022.

You’ll be using MacCheck each day you need to come to campus, so it’s helpful to have an easy way to access it on your phone each day.

The instructions below will help you create an icon/shortcut on your smartphone that looks just like an app and will open a web browser when you tap it.

iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Enter Tap “Go.”
  3. Tap the Share button on the bottom of the page.
  4. Scroll down the list of options and tap “Add to Home Screen.”
  5. The Add to Home Screen dialog box will appear. Click Add.
  6. Safari will close automatically, and you will be taken to where the icon is located on your iPhone’s or iPad’s home screen.
  7. Now when you tap this shortcut/icon, MacCheck will open in its own navigation window.

Note: If you ever decide you want to remove the website shortcut, you can delete it just like you would any other app on your phone.


  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Enter Tap “Go.”
  3. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to home screen.
  4. Choose a name for website shortcut, then Chrome will add it to your home screen.

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