As of Sunday, October 24, anyone aged 12 and over wishing to visit a restaurant, gym or go to the movies in British Columbia must be fully immunized.
That’s because the province’s immunization card program, first announced in August, goes into effect today. Between September 13 and October 23, customers seeking access to a wide variety of discretionary businesses were required to show proof of a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. From Sunday, they will have to show proof of two doses.
According to the province, 89.4% of eligible people had received their first dose on Friday, while 83.8% had received their second dose.
Sites will be encouraged to enforce proof of vaccination requirements. From Monday, capacity limits will be increased to 100% for venues and events that use vaccination cards, such as paid indoor events such as sporting events, concerts, dances and symphonies, as well as for events organized indoors such as weddings, funeral receptions. and organized parties. Businesses and event planners should scan or visually confirm that an attendee has a vaccination card and match it to the individual’s government ID.
Places that require proof of vaccination include:
- Indoor sporting events with more than 50 people
- Indoor concerts, theater, dance and symphonic events with more than 50 people
- Licensed restaurants and cafes and restaurants and cafes that offer table service (indoor and outdoor dining) Includes alcohol tasting rooms at wineries, breweries or distilleries
- Pubs, bars and lounges (indoor dining room and terrace)
- Nightclubs, casinos and cinemas
- Gyms, exercise and dance facilities or studios Includes those activities that take place at leisure facilities
- Companies offering indoor exercise / fitness
- Indoor group and team sports for adults for ages 22 and over
- Indoor events with more than 50 people
- For example, weddings, funeral receptions (outside a funeral home), organized parties, conferences, salons and workshops
- Group lessons and recreational activities organized indoors with more than 50 people
- For example, pottery workshops, art classes or choir rehearsals
- Post-secondary student housing
- Spectators at indoor sporting events for young people with more than 50 people.
Places such as grocery stores, salons, public transportation, and unlicensed establishments without table service such as food courts, cafes and food trucks do not require proof of vaccination. Take-out orders also do not require vaccination.
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