Editor’s note: This story was originally published on August 23, 2021, the day the vaccine card was unveiled. Here’s everything you need to know about BC’s Vaccine Card.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix, and Premier John Horgan unveiled BC’s Vaccine Card today, revealing all the places citizens can no longer access without one.
The first phase goes into effect on September 13. It will require residents to have at least one vaccine shot to be granted access to several public spaces. By October 24, entry to these settings will require people to be fully vaccinated at least seven days prior.
Health officials also urged anyone who hasn’t yet received a vaccine to get theirs.
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“Vaccines are our ticket to putting this pandemic behind us,” said Horgan. “So I call on all eligible unvaccinated British Columbians to roll up their sleeves to stop the spread, and help protect themselves, their loved ones and the people in their community.”
The full list of places you won’t have access to without BC’s Vaccine Card:
- Indoor ticketed sporting events
- Indoor concerts
- Indoor theatre, dance and symphony events
- Restaurants (indoor and patio dining)
- Movie theatres
- Fitness centres and gyms (excluding youth recreational sports)
- Businesses offering indoor high-intensity group exercise activities
- Organized indoor events (weddings, parties, conferences, meetings, workshops)
- Discretionary organized indoor group recreational classes and activities
What you’ll need to apply:
- Date of birth
- Personal health number
You will be able to save a copy of your proof of vaccination on your phone for easy access.
“I am grateful to every single person who has taken the time to receive their COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Henry.
You will also need to present a valid government ID along with your vaccine card.