British Columbia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is continuously evolving. New information is issued by the BC Government through News Releases, which are often accompanied by live press conferences. Regular COVID-19 Briefings with Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry are live streamed on the BC Government YouTube Channel.
➤ Go to BC Government COVID-19 for the latest official information on COVID-19 restrictions and supports.
Proof of Vaccination
Please be advised that Proof of Vaccination is required in the province of BC for certain non-essential places and activities. The measures will be time limited from September 13th 2021 through to January 31, 2022, subject to possible extension.
To find out more about Proof of Vaccination and how to download your BC Vaccine Card visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof
For more information of places that require proof of vaccination visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof#required
Locations that now require you to show proof of vaccination:
Where to Get Vaccinated
Getting vaccinated keeps everyone in B.C. safe and stops the spread of COVID-19. it is the best choice to protect yourself, the people you love, and to ensure you can continue to participate in these public and private events and settings. Our B.C. vaccine card is an essential interim action until we transition to a federally compliant proof of vaccine.
To book an appointment to get vaccinated or find a drop in clinic in the lower mainland visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register
Be cautious of information you read on the internet and rely on these official sources when in doubt.
- If you are not feeling well:
- Use the BC COVID-19 Self Assessment for advice on how to proceed.
- If you require financial or social support:
- Visit the Government of British Columbia COVID-19 Website.
- If you need help or would like to give help to others:
- Call: 2-1-1 (translation services available)
- Medical information about COVID-19:
- Call: 8-1-1 (translation services available)
- Online: BC CDC
- Non-medical information about COVID-19:
- Call: 1-888-COVID-19 (translation services available)
- Text: 604-630-0300
- Online: BC Government COVID-19
- Travel Advisories:
- Travel advisories and border control directives are issued by the Government of Canada.
- Urgent Care Wait Times:
- Medical facilities may be under increased burden during these times. Visit Emergency Department Wait Times to see the wait times for emergency and urgent facilities in Vancouver, Richmond, and North Shore.
British Columbia’s response to the pandemic continuously evolves. Social media is often the fastest way to get new information direct from official sources. Follow these accounts to receive reliable information:
- Official Facebook Accounts:
- Official Twitter Accounts:
- Official Instagram Accounts:
- Premier John Horgan: @johnhorgan4bc
Last Updated: September 24, 2021.