B.C.’s vaccine card marks step toward province reopening with ‘confidence,’ premier says – CBC

Proof of vaccination to be required for restaurants, gyms, theatres and other non-essential activities

Sep 07, 2021

British Columbia has officially launched the B.C. vaccine card, a digital or printed document residents in the province will need to access non-essential businesses, services and activities, such as restaurants, movie theatres and gyms.

Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry explained details of the vaccine card program at a news conference on Tuesday. The move follows the introduction of vaccine passports in other provinces as a way to encourage vaccination and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Health officials announced that the new portal will allow people to securely obtain their proof of a COVID-19 vaccination in either digital or hard-copy format.

“We have made the B.C. vaccine card easy for people to get and easy for businesses to check at a glance,” Horgan said. “The card is a significant step in getting our economy running on all cylinders and returning to social events safely with the confidence that those around us are also fully vaccinated.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-premier-vaccine-card-reopen-province-1.6166970

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