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Patrons heading to games at the Rogers Arena and Abbotsford Centre will need proof of vaccination, Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CSE) says.

The move follows a Monday announcement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix on a new BC vaccine card.

A vaccine card will be required for anyone looking to attend indoor ticketed concerts, theatre, dance, symphony and sporting events.

It’s unclear what this means for people with medical exemptions.

“The health and safety of our fans, employees, players and community has always been a top priority and we welcome today’s announcement by Premier Horgan, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Dix,” said Michael Doyle, President, Canucks Sports & Entertainment, Business Operations.

“The new program will help us ensure everyone is as safe and comfortable as possible at Rogers Arena and the Abbotsford Centre.”

He added that CSE will be working with local health authorities on an entry process for those attending events at the two facilities.

The province also announced it would not be moving forward with Step 4 of the Restart Plan on September 7th.

Starting September 13th, proof of vaccination will be required in BC for people attending certain recreational settings and events.

CSE has not released details on how operations will work with the BC Vaccine Card, but are expected to announce them soon.

The temporary public health order will require people to be vaccinated with one dose by September 13th and with two doses by October 24th.

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