Last updated: October 12 (1:00 p.m.)
BC's Restart: A plan to bring us back together
BC's Restart is a careful, four-step plan to bring B.C. back together. Getting vaccinated is the most important tool supporting our restart.
We are in Step 3
The criteria for Step 3 is at least 70% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with low case counts and declining COVID-19 hospitalizations. In Step 3, all sectors will transition to using communicable disease prevention guidance from WorkSafeBC.
Proof of vaccination requirement
By order of the provincial health officer, proof of vaccination will be required to access some events, services and businesses. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated.
The RMOW requires proof of vaccination, a BC Vaccine Card and one piece of valid government photo ID, for anyone age 12 and older to access Meadow Park Sports Centre and certain classes at Myrtle Philip Community Centre.
The B.C. vaccine card will NOT be required 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)
The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022, subject to extension.
Masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season.
A new order from the provincial health officer requires people 5 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. These settings include:
- malls, shopping centres, coffee shops and retail and grocery stores;
- liquor and drug stores;
- airports, city halls, libraries, community and recreation centres;
- restaurants, pubs and bars (unless seated);
- on public transportation, in a taxi or ride-sharing vehicle;
- areas of office buildings where services to the public are provided;
- common areas of sport and fitness centres when not engaged in physical activity;
- common areas of post-secondary institutions and non-profit organizations; and
- inside schools for all K-12 staff, visitors and students.