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Proof of vaccination requirement

By 08/24/2021September 18th, 2021Covid-19

Proof of vaccination requirement

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, proof of vaccination will be required to access some events, services and businesses.

Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated.

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
    • Does not include K to 12 school 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.

The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022, subject to extension.

Vaccination key dates

September 13: Partially vaccinated

By September 13, you must be partially vaccinated.

You’re partially vaccinated with 1 dose.

October 24: Fully vaccinated

By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated.

You’re fully vaccinated 7 days after dose 2.

Coming soon: B.C.’s vaccine card

You’ll be able to show your proof of vaccination easily using the B.C. vaccine card website.

The secure website will be available for September 13 and will provide confidential access to your proof of vaccination.

You’ll be able to save your vaccine card to your smartphone and show it when accessing events, services and businesses. A secure paper option will also be available for September 13.

To access your B.C. vaccine card, you’ll need to provide:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Personal Health Number(PHN)

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet or if it’s been more than 28 days since your first dose, visit a drop-in clinic today and get protected from COVID-19.

For more information about clinic hours and locations, visit the Island Health website.