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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2021HLTH0184-001999
Oct. 19, 2021
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
COVID-19 capacity limits lifting as two-dose vaccine requirements begin

VICTORIA – On Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, full vaccination for everyone born in 2009 or earlier (12+) and presentation of your BC Vaccine Card will be required to access certain events, services and businesses.

On Monday, Oct. 25, more people will be able to come together at organized gatherings and events in parts of the province where vaccination rates are high. The provincial health officer order restricting capacity limits to 50% for inside organized events and gatherings will be revised to allow 100% capacity in those settings where the BC Vaccine Card is in place and proof of vaccination status is checked.

In addition, the requirement to remain seated at a table in restaurants and pubs will be lifted. Indoor mask requirements remain in effect for all indoor gatherings and events.

These changes apply to:

  • indoor sporting events (e.g. hockey or basketball games)
  • indoor concerts, theatre, movie theatres, dance and symphony events
  • indoor organized events: examples are weddings, funeral receptions (outside of a funeral home) and organized parties.

Capacity limits remain in effect where regional orders are in place, including Fraser East and parts of Northern and Interior Health regions.  

Learn More:

For information on the latest provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, non-medical issues (such as travel recommendations) and how to manage social isolation, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/COVID-19

For more information and latest medical updates on COVID-19, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control’s website: http://www.bccdc.ca
Or follow on Twitter: @CDCofBC

For information on how to register and book a COVID-19 appointment, visit: www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated

 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
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