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09/12/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/12/2021 14:02

Vaccine Passports at City of Terrace Recreation Facilities

An updated Public Health Order (PHO) related to Gatherings & Events was released on Saturday, September 11.

This PHO gives direction on the requirement for the BC Vaccine Card ('Vax passport') in City of Terrace recreation facilities.

As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the City continues to follow the direction of the Provincial Health Officer and Northern Health. Implementing the BC Vaccine Card is required to comply with legislation.

Starting Monday, September 13, the City of Terrace will be requiring proof of vaccination (i.e. first shot received) with the BC Vaccine Card for certain discretionary activities in our Sportsplex, arenas, and Terrace & District Aquatic Centre.

Please note: We do not currently have the ability to scan QR codes. For the time being, we will rely on visual confirmation of Vaccine Cards (or vaccination records and personal ID). We expect we will have the scanning ability early this week.

How will this affect your activities at City of Terrace facilities?

Proof of Vaccination is not needed for:

  • Children and youth activities of any kind for those under 22 years ('adult' is defined as 22+), as well as those directly supporting youth sport (coaches, volunteers, parents attending to children)
    • Examples: ringette, drop-in skates, dance classes being held in our facilities
  • General pool use
    • Examples: drop-in swims, length swims
  • Services to those in need
    • Example: warming/cooling centres in our recreation facilities
  • Any and all outdoor recreation
    • Example: Outdoor basketball courts

Proof of Vaccination is required for:

  • An organized event of more than 50 people (this means an organized group, not an occupancy of over 50):
    • Examples: Weddings held at Sportsplex banquet room, River Kings game, swim meet held at pool
  • Any physical activity that adults 22+ do in our facilities:
    • Examples: Gym use, adult drop-in hockey, adult volleyball, adult pickleball, fitness classes at Sportsplex

Important reminders

The details in the PHO have changed since the news of the BC Vaccine Card was first released.

Municipalities, including ours, are working hard to implement the changes, but we ask for patience as we fully implement procedures at our facilities.

We will continue directly communicating with our organized sport groups and facility user groups so they can be fully prepared for what this means for their specific activities.

Learn more

If you have questions about how this public health order may affect an activity you or your family participates in, please contact us:

250-615-3000

[email protected]