Thursday, September 16, 2021


Effective this week, people aged 12+ need to show proof of at least one does of a COVID-19 vaccine to access some recreational events and businesses in BC. Here is some information that might help answer any questions you may have:

What do I need to show for proof of vaccination?
  • You can show either a screenshot on your phone of your vaccine card or a paper copy. 
  • Until September 26th you can show a copy of your BC immunization record in place of your Vaccine Card
  • If you are visiting from outside of BC you can show an outside-of-BC immunization record instead of a BC Vaccine Card
  • Everyone aged 19+ must also show government-issued photo ID with their proof of vaccination

How do I get my Vaccine Card?
  • Visit www.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard to get a digital copy or a PDF which you can print out. It only takes a minute!
  • Do you know someone without a computer? Let them know that they can call 1-833-838-2323 to get a copy of their card mailed to them! They can also have a trusted friend or family member print off their card or visit a Service BC centre to get their card!

Where do I need to show proof of vaccination?
  • Restaurants, pubs, and bars,
  • Movie theatres,
  • Casinos and nightclubs,
  • Gyms, dance studios, and other recreation facilities,
  • Indoor organized events with more than 50 people such as ticketed sports games, conferences, and weddings,
  • Indoor organized group activities with more than 50 people such as pottery classes and choir, and
  • Indoor adult sports for people aged 22+
  • For the full list please visit www.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard 

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further questions or need assistance please reach out to my office at Lana.Popham.MLA@leg.bc.ca or 250-479-4154.

Sincerely,