The provincial government has extended its COVID-19 vaccine card program to June 30.
The program will continue to apply to people 12 and older, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, announced during the Jan. 25 COVID-19 update.
“If we are in a better place before June 30, however, we will look to make adjustments early,” Henry said. “As we move through this period, it will, I expect, no longer be necessary, but right now it is one of those important tools that we have.”
The vaccine card is required to enter non-essential settings such as indoor sporting, indoor concerts, restaurants, bars, gyms and indoor group exercise activities.
There are 32,468 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 985 people in hospital, 144 are in critical care, according to the Ministry of Health. B.C. announced 1,446 new cases and one death today (Jan. 25).
Youth sports tournaments will be allowed to resume starting Feb. 1. Henry said public health has been working with organizers and with viaSport to make sure tournaments can be done safely.
Adult tournaments will remain paused, according to Henry.