As a part of B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are required to indicate proof of vaccination to enter eating places and numerous different leisure settings, and beginning on Monday, the proof-of-vaccination necessities will probably be stricter.
Individuals have been allowed to show their vaccination standing in 3 ways: by downloading or printing their official BC Vaccine Card, or by exhibiting the small paper card given to sufferers at vaccine clinics, which incorporates the kind and date of every COVID-19 vaccine dose they obtained.
However come Monday, solely the BC Vaccine Card will probably be accepted, because the province tightens up its documentation necessities.
“The transition interval, which allowed individuals to current their paper report of immunization obtained on the time of their vaccination appointment, will finish on Sept. 26,” reads a press release from the Ministry of Well being.
The BC Vaccine Card accommodates a QR code which could be scanned by companies utilizing the BC Vaccine Verifier app.
Individuals can get their official BC Vaccine Card on-line at gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard. The Ministry of Well being then recommends taking a display shot as soon as the cardboard has loaded, after which saving that screenshot and saving it to their system’s picture album or downloads folder. An individual can even print out a tough copy.
The BC Vaccine Card features a safe individualized QR code. The playing cards have to be proven, together with a bit of picture ID, to entry sit-down eating places, health centres, film theatres, cafes and different discretionary companies.
By means of Oct. 23, residents solely should be partially vaccinated. However beginning on Oct. 24, they might want to have obtained two doses, based on the Ministry of Wholesome’s vaccine card plan.
The vaccine card system got here into impact on Sept. 13 and is in place till Jan. 31, 2022, however may very well be prolonged.