The province unveiled more details of its B.C. vaccine card on Tuesday, which goes into force next week. Certain businesses will need to verify patrons’ COVID-19 vaccination status if they are to be granted entry.
Here’s how the new initiative will work when it rolls out Sept. 13.
Where proof of vaccination will be required
• Restaurants (indoor/outdoor dining) and pubs
• Organized indoor events such as weddings, business conferences
• Concerts, clubs, cinemas, casinos
• Fitness centres, adult sports, indoor group exercise activities
• Indoor ticketed sporting events like the B.C. Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps, Vancouver Canucks
How to get your card
• Go to gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard
• Enter the personal health number, date of birth and date of either the user’s first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose
• Save a digital version of the card to a mobile device or print off a paper copy from the website
• If you do not have access to a computer, printer of the internet, call 1-833-838-2323 to get a paper copy of your card mailed to you.
What businesses need to know
• Verify users’ vaccination status by downloading the BC Card Vaccine Verifier app (not yet available) and scanning QR code featured on users’ digital cards or paper copies
• Verify vaccination status visually by looking at the card and checking the user’s name and vaccination details
• Confirm that the user’s government-issued photo ID matches the name of B.C. vaccine card