It’s either you secure a BC vaccination card or miss out on several public events and establishments.
This is the message BC. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry gave on Monday afternoon, where she was joined by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan.
While Henry stressed that the BC vaccination card is just a “temporary measure,” securing one is crucial since having proof that you’ve already been vaccinated against COVID-19 means that you can access public spaces and activities, including discretionary events.
“This is a temporary measure that’s getting us through a risky period where we know that people who are unvaccinated are at greater risk of contracting and spreading this virus,” she added.
Some of the public activities and discretionary events mentioned during Monday’s announcement are indoor activities and classes, indoor symphony events, dance presentations, theatre and concerts, nightclubs and casinos, as well as indoor and patio dining.
Henry emphasized that this measure was put in place to make these activities and events safe for people who have already had their COVID-19 vaccines.
She also shared that they are setting up the BC vaccination card to be compatible with individuals outside the province, whether from a domestic or international place of origin.
While Henry said during Monday’s announcement that there would be no exemptions, it was also disclosed that only individuals over the age of 12 would be needed to show proof of immunization.