Beginning September 13, 2021, the City of Fort St. John will be required to verify proof of vaccination using the BC Vaccine Card for certain discretionary activities.
As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the City must, under Provincial Health Orders, continue to follow the Provincial Health Officer and Northern Health guidance and directions, including these new requirements.
Based on the Provincial Health Order, visitors and participants will be required to show their BC Vaccine Card and government-issued photo identification at City recreational facilities for the following activities:
- Adult fitness, sport or dance activities for those 22 years of age and older
- Events, bookings, and gatherings of more than 50 participants
Proof of vaccination is NOT required for the following:
- Recreation and sport activities for those 21 years of age and under
- Public swimming, skating, and Northern Vac Track operations, when not associated with an event
- Workers at the workplace, including coaches and volunteers who are required to run the program
- Before and after school programs
- Teachers and instructors providing education activities
- Language and employment courses and training
- Government activities and services, including Council Meetings
Spectators for youth sports and programs will be limited to no more than 50 people and some seating may be closed to manage gatherings.
The BC Vaccine Card includes a secure, individualized QR code and an image showing whether a person is "vaccinated" or "partially vaccinated." People can get their BC Vaccine Card online at gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard. You are encouraged to save or print your BC Vaccine Card to avoid wait times.
As a reminder, based on Provincial Health Orders masks continue to be required in all indoor City facilities when not engaged in physical activity.