Effective Sept 13th 2021 you may require proof of vaccination to access select West Shore Parks & Recreation services and facilities. Click HERE to get your BC Vaccine Card.
The below information summarizes how the new Provincial Health Order may affect pass holders, program registrants and indoor facility user groups.
Proof of vaccine is required for:
- Weight Room access for patrons 12 yrs+
- Indoor adult (22 + yrs) group fitness classes of all intensities
- Indoor adult (22+ yrs) drop-in sports (pickleball, shinny hockey)
- Indoor adult (22+ yrs.) sport rentals (hockey, jazzercise etc.)
- Adult Pool Swim Club rentals (22+ yrs.)
- Spectators of indoor sports over 50 person capacity
- All indoor special events over 50 person capacity
Proof of vaccination is not required for…
- Pool usage including aquafit, lessons and adult rentals
- Youth indoor sport (21yrs. and under)
- Outdoor sports or gatherings
- Parents of youth programs to drop off, support, participate or watch
- General facility access/use such as washrooms, changerooms and showers
- Golf or access into the pro shop
- Adult recreation programs under 50 person capacity (pottery, art, dance)
- Childcare and afterschool care programs
- Skating Programs and lessons
Pass Holders – Beginning Monday September 13th, we will be asking all patrons 22 yrs and older to provide us with their vaccination in accordance with the latest Provincial Health Order. As we make this transition, we want to make it as smooth as possible for you and our staff. Prior to opening on the 13th staff will be freezing all memberships, and as patrons enter the facility and show reception proof of vaccination we will then reactivate your membership and you will be free to scan in to the facility as normal without checking in at reception on your follow up visits.
Please give you self a few extra minutes as well as be prepared with your card and ID.
Please see below for an update on how we will complete the Proof of Vaccination Check for Fitness Programs:
For Classes held in the JDF Fitness Studio: [RECEPTION TO VERIFY]
If the fitness class is held in the JDF Fitness Studio, participants will need to check in at reception as they enter their first registered fitness program to show proof of vaccination before entering the program space. *If they miss the first week (or more), they will need to still check in at reception prior to the fist class they attend.
For Classes held in the Senior’s Centre [INSTRUCTOR TO VERIFY]
If the fitness class is held offsite in the Senior's Centre, participants will need to show proof of vaccination to the Program Instructor who will verify their vaccination status at the start of the first registered class (or any class following if they missed the first class).
Beginning Monday Sept 13th all indoor adult (22+ yrs.) sport user groups will be required to have proof of vaccination.
The following guidelines will be the responsibility of all adult indoor sport user groups:
- Adult user groups will be required to check for proof of vaccination for all participants on their team and the team they are playing including as well as refs and volunteers.
- A confirmation email from the main contact listed on your teams rental agreement committing to the above “requirement to check proof of vaccinations” process to your WSPR bookings contact prior to your first facility usage the week of Sept 13th.
- If there are more than 50 spectators at a sporting event they will be required to show proof of vaccine.
- At this time WSPR will not be asking for proof of user group vaccine records only acknowledgments of the before mentioned responsibility to check
- Youth sports participants 19 yrs. and under and the adults who support the activity are exempt, however spectator groups for greater than 50 for the game must provide proof of vaccination.
- Non sport user groups are exempt from showing proof of vaccination as long as the gathering remains under 50 people.
Additional info on proof of vaccination
Please be advised staff will require to see your BC Vaccine Card and a piece of valid government photo ID, for example:
- B.C. driver's license or BC Services Card
- Photo ID issued by another province or territory
Vaccine card transition period to September 26
To give everyone time to get their BC Vaccine Card, up to and including September 26, you can show other forms of proof of vaccination:
- Wallet-sized immunization record card (given out at vaccine clinics)
- Printed immunization record from Health Gateway
- Immunization record from your pharmacy (AstraZeneca/SII COVISHIELD)
- National Defence Canada COVID-19 vaccine record or card
- Provincial Immunization Registry record (used by Interior Health and others)
- ImmunizeBC record (used by First Nations Health Authority and others)
- Health authority immunization records