Last updated: April 15 (9:40 a.m.)
April 15, 2021
Community-wide vaccination for Whistler residents and workers 18 and older
Are you an adult who lives or works in Whistler, B.C.?
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) invites Whistler adults 18 years of age and older who have not yet been vaccinated, and who have a primary residence in Whistler or who work in the Whistler community, to receive their Dose 1 COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccination clinic at the Whistler Conference Centre will be open from April 14 - 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and VCH aims to vaccinate all those eligible during this time.
- Eligible Whistler adults 18 years of age and older (born in and 2003 or earlier) are encouraged to book a vaccination at the Whistler Conference Centre, by appointment only via www.vchcovid19vaccine.com.
- Whistler adults 55 to 65 years of age (born between 1957 and 1966) can receive the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine at a local pharmacy now, by appointment via the pharmacy scheduling systems. Participating pharmacies are listed on the BC Pharmacy Association website. Whistler adults 55 to 65 years of age who prefer to wait to receive a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine are now invited to be vaccinated at the Whistler Conference Centre until April 18.
- Whistler adults 65 years of age and older (born in 1956 and earlier) have already been invited to be vaccinated at the Whistler Clinic on Apr. 14 through the B.C. Ministry of Health’s age-based cohort system, by registration via www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca. Residents who were not able to receive an appointment at this clinic are now eligible for vaccination.
- Proof of permanent resident address in Whistler with a B.C. Driver’s License or valid credit card statement with a Whistler address.
- Eligible adults working in Whistler, who do not reside in the community, will be required to present a recent pay stub confirming their Whistler employment.
Where can you get vaccinated:
Location: Whistler Conference Centre (Whistler Way, Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B4)
- April 15-18 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
VCH is planning for an additional clinic in the future to accommodate eligible Whistler adults who are currently isolating.
Preparing for your appointment:
- Check your scheduled appointment date, time and location.
- Please arrive on time for your appointment and avoid arriving early. This will help us follow public health guidelines, maintain physical distancing and keep everyone safe.
- Wear a short-sleeve shirt as the vaccine will be delivered to your upper arm.
- Dress in layers to stay warm and bring an umbrella if it is raining as some outdoor waiting areas are uncovered.
- You will be monitored after receiving your vaccine for 15 minutes.
March 29, 2021
Between March 29 at midnight and April 19 at midnight the PHO is strengthening province-wide restrictions:
- The variance allowing indoor religious gatherings and worship services between March 28 and May 13 is suspended
- Indoor low intensity group exercise classes are cancelled
- Restaurants, pubs and bars are closed for indoor dining. Outdoor patio seating and take-out or delivery is allowed
- Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is closed
- Workplaces with a COVID-19 exposure may be ordered to close for a minimum of 10 days
In addition to the orders, the PHO strongly recommends:
- Working from home whenever possible, unless it is essential to be in the workplace
- Keeping your child home from school if they feel sick or have any sign of illness
- Getting testing immediately if you or anyone in your family feels sick
- Avoiding all non-essential travel
- Public health guidance for K to 12 schools has been updated to support and encourage students in grade 4 to 12 to wear masks at school.
March 11, 2021
- The Provincial Health Officer has amended the gathering and events order. Up to 10 people can gather outdoors. Do not gather with several groups of new people. Stick to the same people.
- Patios and outdoor areas at restaurants, pubs and bars are not included as places to gather with 10 people at one table.
- Continue to use COVID-19 layers of protection and maintain physical distancing. All restrictions for indoor gatherings remain in place. No indoor gatherings of any size are allowed.
February 5, 2021
- The Provincial Health Officer extended the existing orders on gatherings and events. The orders will be in place until further notice.
Please follow all Public Health Orders and recommendations:
- Masks are mandatory in all public indoor and retail spaces in B.C.
- Avoid all non-essential travel. This includes travel into and out of B.C. and between regions of the province.
- No social gatherings of any size indoors with anyone other than your household or core bubble (Outdoor, physically-distanced gatherings are permitted, limited to 10 of the same people)
- Stay at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others in public. Give others space to keep their distance too.
- For information on the COVID-19 immunization program, visit vch.ca/vaccine.
- COVID-19 in Whistler: A Coordinated Community Approach (February 17, 2021)
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet: February 12, 2021
- COVID-19 poster: Five common questions
- Download the Isolation Preparedness Guide
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet: January 21, 2021
- Updated Frequently Asked Questions from the COVID-19 Community Information Session (February 5 edition)