Updated: Nov 19, 2021
Premier Horgan has outlined a plan that prohibits anyone who hasn't been vaccinated from entering venues not deemed "essential".
Starting Monday, September 13th you'll need proof of vaccination to enter restaurants theatres, and sporting events.
You'll be able to show your proof of vaccination by using the "B.C. vaccine card website". The secure website will be available on September 13.
- A secure website will provide confidential access to your proof of vaccination.
- A secure paper option will also be available for those without smartphones.
- You'll be able to save your vaccine card to your smartphone and show it when accessing events, services, and businesses as required by the PHO, starting on September 13.
The requirement applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+) and covers:
- Indoor ticketed concerts, theatre, dance, symphony, and sporting events
- Indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants, pubs, and bars
Nightclubs and casinos
- Movie theatres
- Gyms, pools, and recreation facilities
Does not include
- youth recreational sport
- Indoor high intensity group exercise
- Indoor organized gatherings like weddings, parties, conferences, meetings, and workshops
- Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery and art
-K to 12 schools and before and after school programs
- Post-secondary on-campus student housing.
Note: Students must be partially vaccinated by September 7
Events, businesses and services will ask to see your proof of vaccination and valid government ID.
Vaccination key dates
By September 13, you must be partially vaccinated.
You're partially vaccinated with 1 dose.
By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated.
You're fully vaccinated 7 days after dose 2.
Proof of vaccination will not be needed to vote in person in the September 20 federal election, or in-person at advance polling places.
The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022, subject to extension.
To access your B.C. vaccine card, you'll need to provide:
Date of birth
Personal Health Number (PHN)
How you can get ready for September 13
- Confirm your immunization records are correct
- To view and confirm your immunization records, register for Health Gateway.
- Find your PHN on the back of your B.C. driver's license, BC Services Card, or Care Card.
People visiting from outside of B.C. are also required to show proof of vaccination.
- People from other Canadian provinces or territories must show Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
- Valid government ID from the same province or territory
- International visitors must show:
- Proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada and Passport