Updated: Nov 19, 2021
Premier John Horgan announced BC will soon roll out "Vaccine Cards".
Starting Monday, September 13th you will not be able to attend indoor non-essential activities without proof you have received at least one dose of a COVID19 vaccine. After October 24th you will need proof you've had two shots of the vaccine.
Premier Horgan also told reporters today that Dr. Henry and Minister Dix say it's unlikely the Province will be moving to step 4 of the "restart plan" this September. The Delta variant and an increase in the number of cases, especially in the unvaccinated has led the Government to pause and reflect on what measures the Province can take to protect British Columbians.
This latest setback comes even though 3/4 of eligible British Columbians, 12 and above, are fully vaccinated.
82% of British Columbians have had at least one dose of the vaccine.
Premier Horgan said today "getting vaccinated is the way forward through this pandemic"
Today the Premier announced the plan to initiate a BC Vaccine Card.
Non-discretionary activities like ticketed sporting events, indoor concerts, casinos, gyms, indoor weddings, and movies will all require proof of vaccination to attend. Basically, if it's indoors and not "essential" you will likely need proof of vaccination.
Faith based services, health care services, grocery stores, or any other service that is deemed essential will not require you to present the new BC Vaccination Card.
The cards will begin to roll out from September 13th to Oct 24th. They may be an app on your smartphone or a card for those who cant use that option.
Dr. Henry says starting September 13th you will need at least one shot of the vaccine to attend said events, starting October 24th you will need to have had 2 doses.