September 14, 2021 Update: As per the Provincial Health Order released on September 11, 2021, proof of vaccination is not required for sport and recreation programs for children and youth aged 22 and under. Official restrictions can be found at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions.
Kamloops, BC – By order of the Provincial Health Officer, proof of vaccination is now required to access some events, services, and businesses across the province. Starting September 13, the public must show their BC Vaccine Card and government-issued identification to access some City of Kamloops facilities and to participate in some recreation programs and cultural events.
City facilities that do not require the public to provide proof of vaccination include City Hall (7 Victoria Street West), Civic Operations Centre (955 Concordia Way), Human Resources/Development and Engineering (105 Seymour Street), Kamloops Museum & Archives (207 Seymour Street), Community Services Centre (1303 Mission Flats Road), all fire stations, and the RCMP detachments.
City Facilities That Require Proof of Vaccination
- Tournament Capital Centre
- Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre - Fitness Centre only
- All City arenas - Brocklehurst Arena, McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, Sandman Centre, and Valleyview Arena
- All City community centres—Hal Rogers Activity Centre, Heritage House, Valleyview Community Hall, West Highlands Community Centre, and Yacht Club
Proof of Vaccination is Not Required for:
- Conducting City business such as attending a City meeting, paying a bill, applying for a permit, etc.
- Sport and recreation programs specifically for children and youth aged 21 and under
- Aquatic programs and public swimming
Masks are mandatory in all City facilities, and residents are asked to not enter any City facility if they are feeling ill.
“This is a new way of doing business for everyone, and we appreciate the public’s patience as we adjust to new operations following the Provincial Health Orders,” said Linda Stride, the City’s Recreation, Health and Wellness Supervisor. “We ask residents to continue to be kind to staff as we work through the new protocols. The City of Kamloops would like to thank residents for their ongoing efforts to protect our community and reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
For more information on providing proof of vaccination or to obtain the BC Vaccine Card, visit www.Gov.BC.ca/VaccineCard.
News release updated November 22, 2021 to reflect current Provincial Health Orders.