BC’s COVID-19 vaccine card system goes into effect Monday.
Beginning Monday, individuals will need to show proof of having received a single dose of a vaccine to enter gyms, fitness centers and casinos. After October 24, those over 12 years old must be fully vaccinated at least seven days before. The government says that the BC vaccination card can be downloaded to mobile phones.
As of Saturday night, 1.7 million British Columbia residents had accessed their proof of vaccination online.
The city of Vancouver says its staff is working over the weekend to determine which civic facilities will fall under the new provincial health order.
How to obtain and download the BC vaccination card
When it comes to determining whether a vaccination card is needed, it is important to pay attention to the details of the activity within a city-run facility.
For example, attending an event at a local arts theater or working out at a public gym will require proof of vaccination.
It is not necessary to show a vaccination card for someone visiting a public library or attending town hall on business in person.
Coun. Sarah Kirby-Yung is urging the public to be patient as city staff work to navigate the immunization card system.
“Be kind and kind to each other,” he said. “We’ve all been through this pandemic together and we’ve all been learning as we go through the stages, so we are trying to get to the other side where access to services is still available, but we are minimizing risk at the same time. weather.”
– With files from The Canadian Press
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