Starting Monday, September 13th, 2021 - we will be checking for proof of vaccination & here’s what you’ll need for your next visit.
Your safety has always been our top priority at Canlan Sports, and we remain committed to supporting the Province of British Columbia as it implements its COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirements.
You have questions, and we want to provide the answers and clarity to ensure your next sports experience is efficient and safe.
Here’s everything you’ll need to know on our proof of vaccination requirements, and how to be fully prepared for your next visit:
Q: On what date do I need to show my proof of vaccination?
A: By the order of the Provincial Health Officer on August 24, proof of vaccination will be required to enter Canlan Sports & Scotia Barn, starting Monday, September 13.
Q: Do I need to be fully vaccinated by September 13?
A: At minimum, you’ll need to show proof of your first vaccination dose by Monday, September 13.
Q: When do I need to be fully vaccinated to continue to participate at Canlan Sports & Scotia Barn?
A: You must have your second vaccination dose by October 24.
Q: Are adults and youth required to show proof of vaccination?
A: The requirement applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12 years+)
Q: Do I need to provide proof of vaccination to play in adult recreational sport?
A: Yes, this requirement is in place for adult recreational sports leagues across the Province.
Q: Are there any exemptions for Youth Sports?
A: Yes, there are. The Government of British Columbia order states those under the age of 19 do not need to be vaccinated to participate in sport activities at Canlan Sports & Scotia Barn. However, if any youth (12+) chooses to dine-in our restaurant, they must show proof of vaccination. The youth exemption only applies to participation in sporting activities.
Q: Are there any other exemptions publicized by the province?
A: The Ministry of health is allowing an exemption process in place for extremely rare circumstances, involving a person’s doctor and the Office of the Provincial Health Officer. At this point, there are no additional exemptions in place from the Province.
Q: What is considered “Proof of Vaccination”?
A: From September 13 to September 26, along with a government-issued photo ID, we will accept the following as proof of vaccination:
• Wallet-sized immunization record card (given out at vaccine clinics)
• Printed immunization record from Health Gateway
• Immunization record from your pharmacy (AstraZeneca/SII COVISHIELD)
• National Defence Canada COVID-19 vaccine record or card
• Provincial Immunization Registry record (used by Interior Health and others)
• ImmunizeBC record (used by First Nations Health Authority and others)
• Health authority immunization records: Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Northern Health
Q: What is considered “Proof of Vaccination” after September 26?
A: Along with a government-issued photo ID, you will be required to show your BC Vaccine Card.
Q: How do I obtain a BC Vaccine Card?
A: The Province's official vaccine card is now available digitally through the health gateway website. A paper copy may also be obtained by contacting the BC Services Centre support line at 1-833-838-2323 or visiting a BC Services Centre.
If there is any delay in the issuing of the official vaccine card, photo ID and the vaccination record provided at the time of immunization will be accepted until September 27. After the 27th, only the official Provincial Vaccine Card will be accepted.
Q: How will Canlan Sports & Scotia Barn review my proof of vaccination?
A: Before you enter our Sports Complex, you may provide your proof of vaccination to our Zone Control Attendants, beginning September 13.
Q: Do I have to show my proof of vaccine every time I visit the sports complex?
A: Yes, however, if you provide us consent to keep this information tied to your Canlan Sports registration, you won’t need to provide the proof for future sessions.
Q: Will I still need to wear a face mask and practice physical distancing if I show proof of vaccination?
A: Yes, face masks will still be required in all common areas of the sports complex, including dressing rooms.
Q: Do I need to wear a mask on the playing surface?
A: No, you do not need to wear a mask while engaged in physical activity.
We’re all playing our part, so you can play normally again. As our rate of vaccinations increase, Canlan Sports and Scotia Barn will continue to prioritize our community and provide industry-leading protocols that put your health and safety first. Our building capacities and classes sizes will remain reduced, and pre-registration will still be required for any drop-in activities on canlansports.com.
Canlan Sports: It’s where we play, safely.