Beginning today, British Columbians, and travellers visiting BC, will need to prove their vaccination status for certain activities.
Until October 24th, those looking to enter bars, restaurants, nightclubs, venues, gyms, or yoga studios—to name a few—will need to prove that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.
After October 24th, British Columbians will need to prove they are fully-vaccinated.
A paper record of vaccination will be allowed until September 27th, at which they will need to present their BC vaccine card which can be registered for here.
Once registered, users can access a downloadable QR code that serves as proof they’ve been vaccinated.
Alternatively, people without access to a computer and printer can get their card by calling 1-833-838-2323 at the Get Vaccinated call centre and get their printed copy mailed to them.
Businesses that will require proof of vaccination include restaurants and bars, indoor events, theatres, and sporting events.
Food courts, grab-go, drive thru, cafeterias at universities, will not require proof of vaccinations.
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces don’t need to get a BC Vaccine Card and instead can use their National Defence Canada COVID-19 vaccine record or card and National Defence ID card.
The requirement is set to expire January 31st, 2022, though the government has said that it could extend that deadline barring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.