COVID-19: Some BC events are considering requiring proof of vaccination to attend

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It has been months since British Columbians were able to attend large group gatherings, such as professional sports games and live music events.

And as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the province and the Delta variant continues to be a problem, some organizers are considering asking attendees to provide their vaccination status.

The Phillips Brewing and Malting Company in Victoria is hosting an event in September that will feature two days of music and beer.

However, they ask attendees to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination when entering the venue.

“We just ask people to (show their vaccination cards), we don’t collect any data or anything,” said owner Matt Phillips, adding that they have received calls and messages from people who speak out against the guidelines.

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“People feel their rights have been violated, but from our point of view we just want to create a safe environment.”

He said they hope that by then level 4 of the province’s COVID-19 restrictions will be in place, which means dancing is allowed.





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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday that companies can and should make decisions about vaccine requirements for the safety of their customers and employees.

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“If you choose not to get vaccinated, you don’t necessarily have the right to go into a higher risk environment with a group of people who have been vaccinated and are protected,” she said.

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BC Lions Football Club told Global News that no proof of vaccination is required to enter, but it is encouraging everyone to get the vaccination.

The Vancouver Canucks organization said it has not yet made final decisions about vaccination evidence, but will “definitely” look into the possibility.

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