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Posted on: September 15, 2021

UPDATED: Proof of Vaccination Required for Some Activities at Complex

MEDIA RELEASE

Following the updated provincial health order effective September 13, 2021, the City of Williams Lake has received further clarification regarding vaccination requirements for spectators at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. 

The current order does not require proof of vaccination for spectators of indoor sporting events with fewer than 50 people.  All youth coaching/volunteer staff are exempt from showing proof of vaccination. As well, parents assisting and supporting children are exempt.

Proof of vaccination will NOT be required for public swimming and skating.

At this time, proof of vaccination is also NOT required for the following:

  • Patrons attending the Complex to speak to front desk staff for information/registration
  • Recreation and sport activities for those 21 years of age and under
  • Public swimming and skating when not associated with an event
  • Workers at the workplace, including coaches and volunteers who are required to run the program
  • Before and after school programs
  • Teachers and instructors providing education activities
  • Formal government activities and services, including Council meetings

Masks continue to be required in all indoor City facilities when not engaged in physical activity.

Visitors and participants will be required to show their BC Vaccine Card and government-issued photo identification at the Complex for adult programs and fitness for those 22 years of age and older or attending an event with a capacity of greater than 50. 

As this is not a complete list of requirements, visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html for more information on the BC Vaccine Card and an overview of vaccine requirements.

The City of Williams Lake would like to thank our residents and user groups for their patience as we continue to navigate the process in our commitment to keeping our community safe and healthy.

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Atkinson, Manager of Recreation, at 250.392.1788.

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Media Contact:

Kim Dressler, Executive Assistant, kdressler@williamslake.ca                                                                       

Phone: 250.392.1775 / City Hall: 250.392.2311     

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