Proof of vaccine to be required for some non-essential businesses in B.C., officials announce – CTV

August 23, 2021

VANCOUVER — Hoping to curb the fourth COVID-19 wave in B.C., proof of vaccination status will be required for some non-essential businesses starting next month, health officials announced Monday.

Premier John Horgan, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix made the announcement at a joint news conference.

The vaccine certificates – known as the B.C. vaccine card – will be required at restaurants, fitness centres, casinos, organized indoor events like conferences and weddings, movie theatres, ticketed sporting events and indoor concerts, officials said.

One dose of vaccine will be required to enter those businesses and events as of Sept. 13 and full vaccination will be required by Oct. 24.

“Getting vaccinated is the way forward through the pandemic,” Horgan said during the news conference. “There is no reason why those who are anxious to participate in the social and economic life of our community can’t take that next step and get that safe, effective vaccine.”

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