COVID-19: Some B.C. events consider requiring proof of vaccination to attend

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It has been months since British Columbians person been capable to be gatherings with ample groups of people, specified arsenic nonrecreational sports games and unrecorded euphony events.

And arsenic COVID-19 cases proceed to emergence successful the state and the Delta variant remaining a concern, immoderate lawsuit organizers are looking astatine asking attendees to amusement their vaccination status.

The Phillips Brewing and Malting Company successful Victoria is hosting an lawsuit successful September wherever determination volition beryllium 2 days of euphony and beer.

But they are asking attendees to beryllium afloat vaccinated and volition necessitate impervious of vaccination erstwhile entering the venue.

“We’re conscionable asking radical to (show their vaccination cards), we’re not collecting information oregon anything,” proprietor Matt Phillips said, adding that they’ve gotten telephone calls and messages from radical who reason policy.

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“People consciousness their rights are being violated, but the mode we look astatine it is we conscionable privation to supply a harmless environment.”

He said they are hoping Stage 4 of the province’s COVID-19 restrictions volition beryllium successful spot by then, which means dancing volition beryllium allowed.

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B.C. officials denote mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for semipermanent attraction workers by Oct. 12

Provincial wellness serviceman Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday that businesses tin and should marque decisions astir vaccine requirements for the information of their customers and staff.

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“If you take not to beryllium immunized, past you don’t needfully person the close to spell into a higher hazard situation with a clump of radical who person been immunized and are protected,” she said.

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The BC Lions Football Club told Global News it volition not necessitate impervious of vaccination for entry, but encourages everyone to get the shot.

The Vancouver Canucks enactment said it has not made immoderate last decisions connected impervious of vaccination yet, but are “definitely exploring” the possibility.

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On Wednesday, True North Sports and Entertainment successful Winnipeg announced that it volition necessitate COVID-19 vaccines for each employees, lawsuit unit and guests astatine its venues, which includes each Winnipeg Jets games.

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