BC's Proof of Vaccination System

BC Vaccine Card

September 9, 2021 - 3:00pm

On Tuesday, September 7, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, shared more details about the province’s Proof of Vaccination system. Part of this new provincial public health order will include a requirement to show your BC Vaccine Card to access certain activities and locations. We are still awaiting the full public health order on the BC Proof of Vaccination system and will provide updates as needed. Please note – you do not need to show BC’s proof of vaccination to go to classes. 

Timeline and how to show proof of vaccination: 

As per the provincial announcement, until September 27 you can either show the paper copy of your vaccine record or download the new BC Vaccine Card which is now available. After September 27, you will need to show your BC Vaccine Card. 

Activities/locations at VIU requiring proof of vaccination: 

Starting September 13, you will need to present proof of vaccination (either your paper record or your BC Vaccine Card) to access the following:

  • Mariners games or any other indoor sporting events taking place at our campuses
  • theatre and concerts at the Malaspina Theatre on the Nanaimo campus
  • any organized indoor social or recreational events at any of our campuses or facilities including conferences and workshops
  • the VIUSU pub
  • the VIU gym
  • The Discovery Room on the Nanaimo Campus
  • extra-curricular activities not related to your course or program (for example choir, pottery, art, fitness classes, student clubs)
  • VIU’s residences

Activities/locations not requiring proof of vaccination on VIU’s campuses and facilities: 

You do not need to present your BC Proof of Vaccination to access: 

  • your classes or any required activities related to courses or programs
  • the libraries at all VIU locations
  • the cafeterias on our Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses
  • the Starbucks and Subway on the Nanaimo campus

For full details on BC’s Proof of Vaccination process, please see the province’s proof of vaccination website

If you have any questions please email universityrelations@viu.ca. It is important to note that this is not related to VIU’s vaccine self-declaration program. More details on the VIU program will be shared in the coming weeks.


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