Proof of vaccination required for some Meadow Park Sports Centre activities
A new Provincial Health Order (PHO) requires that British Columbians aged 12 and older show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access some discretionary indoor events, services and businesses as of September 13, 2021.
A full description of where the PHO requires proof of vaccination can be found here.
In accordance with this PHO, proof of vaccination WILL be required for the following municipal services:
- For anyone age 22 and older to access recreation facilities including Meadow Park Sports Centre for all activities.
- For everyone age 12 and older to attend indoor, organized events by a third party with more than 50 people at Meadow Park Sports Centre and Myrtle Philip Community Centre (ie. concert, wedding reception, workshop, conference) with the exception of worship services.
Access to Meadow Park Sports Centre will continue to be restricted to pass holders only to help manage occupancy limits at Meadow Park Sports Centre. More details about proof of vaccination at Meadow Park Sports Centre can be found at www.whistler.ca/recreation.
The PHO does NOT require proof of vaccination to access other RMOW services and municipal business including:
- Service at the municipal hall customer service desk
- Whistler Public Library
- Meetings of Council and municipal business (ie. public hearings, information open houses)
Proof of partial vaccination (one dose) are required as of September 13 and proof of full vaccination (two doses) will be required by October 24.
Up to and until September 26, individuals can show multiple forms of proof of vaccination including:
- The wallet-sized immunization record card given at vaccination clinics.
- Printed immunization record from Health Gateway.
- Immunization record from your pharmacy (for AstraZeneca/SII COVISHIELD)
- Provincial Immunization Registry record.
- ImmunizeBC record.
- Health authority immunization record (ie. Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health)
One piece of valid government photo ID is also required in addition to proof of vaccination. For example:
- B.C. driver’s licence or BC Services Card
- Photo ID issued by another province or territory
A BC Vaccine Card will be required as of September 27. Details of how to download or obtain a BC Vaccine Card can be found on the Government of British Columbia’s website.
People from other provinces, territories or countries must show proof of vaccination and photo ID such as:
- Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record.
- Valid government photo ID.
- Proof of vaccination used to enter Canada (ie. ArriveCAN)
British Columbians can also order a paper copy by phone that will be delivered via mail. (Note: You cannot request a paper copy for someone else.) Call 1-833-838-2323 seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PDT) Telephone for the Deaf: Dial 711.
The Province of British Columbia is requiring a Vaccine Card for certain non-essential services and events until at least January 31, 2022. The PHO requiring the BC Vaccine Card also does not apply for essential services such as grocery stores, restaurants without table service, health care, pharmacies, retail and clothing stores, and banking.
The PHO requiring proof of vaccination via BC Vaccine Cards also does not apply for employees in their place of work. All workplaces in B.C., including Meadow Park Sports Centre, Whistler Public Library, and municipal hall are legally required by WorkSafeBC to have a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan in place that must be followed by all employees.
The plan outlines the risk control measures in place to prevent the spread of communicable diseases (ie. staying home when sick, hand-washing, capacity limits, mask-wearing, physical distancing and plexiglass barriers) to reduce the risk of expose for both employees and the public.
RMOW staff are doing their best to continue to provide services and keep our facilities open during this pandemic. Please help keep our facilities open by wearing a mask while inside our facilities and providing your proof of vaccination at Meadow Park Sports Centre. If you are unable to show proof of vaccination, we look forward to welcoming you back when the PHO requiring the BC Vaccine Card is no longer in effect. MPSC pass holders who do not have a BC Vaccine Card may contact MPSC staff for pass extension or refund options.
Please remember that the RMOW has a respectful workplace policy in effect which requires everyone be treated with dignity and respect, including both staff and the public. If you are unable to behave in a respectful manner you will be refused service and asked to return when you are able to engage respectfully.