B.C. launches proof of vaccination card - Retail Council of Canada
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B.C. launches proof of vaccination card

September 7, 2021

B.C. has released its website for residents to obtain their proof of vaccination card. This is in advance of the September 13, 2021 requirement for residents to show both identification and vaccination status to go to venues such as indoor sports and concerts, restaurants and coffee shops, movie theatres, bars, pubs, lounges, gyms, exercise facilities, pools, recreation centres and indoor events with 50 or more people (wedding receptions, conferences and workshops).

Young people aged 12 to 18 do not need to show identification, just their proof of vaccination.  Children under 12 are not required to provide proof of vaccination.

British Columbians can save a screenshot of the card in a photo album on their phone, or print a copy out and carry it with them. At businesses and locations where it is necessary to provide ‘proof of vaccination,’ people will need to provide ‘proof of vaccination’ as well as government-issued identification. Businesses can either download a verification application or manually verify vaccination status of customers and visitors. The B.C. Verification Application will not collect or store any customer information.

Visitors to B.C. will be required to show recognized vaccine records from their home province, territory, or country. Proof of vaccination is not required in retail spaces, malls or food courts.  However, proof of vaccination is required in bars and restaurants located within retail stores.

The B.C. government has also provided additional resources online.

For questions or more information contact

Avery Bruenjes
Senior Manager, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs