Thursday, September 9, 2021



Vaccines are the key to putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. 

In order to keep people safer while doing the things they enjoy, proof of vaccination will soon be required for people attending certain social and recreational businesses and events.

Starting Monday, September 13, you will need to show proof of one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to access places like bars, pubs, sit-down restaurants, concerts, casinos, movie theatres, gyms, indoor recreational classes, ticketed sports events, and organized indoor events with 50 people or more. Starting October 24, you will need to show proof that you are fully vaccinated – meaning seven days have passed since your second dose.
 
The easiest way to display your proof of vaccination is to visit this site and obtain your individual QR code. Simply download or screenshot the image and save it to your smartphone, to have it wherever you go. 

You can also print your QR code and carry the paper copy in your wallet. If you don’t have access to a smartphone or a printer, you can call 1-833-838-2323 and a representative will mail you a printed copy. If you or someone you know need information or assistance in a different language, the call centre can provide translation. The call centre is available every day from 7am to 7pm.

As we’ve always said, getting vaccinated is a choice. By choosing to get vaccinated, you choose to protect kids who can’t get vaccinated, and those who have higher risk of severe illness or who may not develop as strong an immune response.

By choosing to get vaccinated, you are also choosing to support local restaurants, attend a Canucks game, go to spin class or hot yoga, or take in a concert. Getting vaccinated is the best choice to protect yourself and the people you love, and to ensure you can continue to participate in the recreational activities and social events you love. 

As a reminder, you won’t need to show proof of vaccination to do essential things. This includes going to a grocery store, pharmacy, or picking up fast food or take out. It also includes banks, retail or clothing stores, shelters and food banks, hairdressers or barbers, and places of worship. 

For the complete list of which places will and won’t require proof of vaccine, visit gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard

If you have any questions about the vaccine card or need assistance with obtaining your proof of vaccination, please don’t hesitate to reach out. My team and I are here to help you. You can reach my office by calling 250-479-4154, emailing us at Lana.Popham.MLA@leg.bc.ca, or visiting us at 260-4243 Glanford Avenue during office hours. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm


Thank you,