As per the order of the Provincial Health Officer, Strathcona Gardens Recreation Center will require proof of vaccination, depending on the activity.
Proof of vaccination will be required for adults 22 years of age and over for arena sports, the weight room and fitness room and for any organized event of more than 50 people. It will also be required for anyone over the age of 12 at paid sporting events – such as Junior B hockey games – and organized events of more than 50 people.
However, some activities and areas do not require proof of vaccination. These are swimming pools (unless an event with more than 50 people), public skating and youth programs in arenas, recreational programs for children and youth and day camps, and for adults supervising youth in arenas, swimming pools or other recreational programs.
“Strathcona Gardens staff continue to monitor the information and guidance provided by the provincial health officer and other authorities to ensure the health and safety of staff and the public,” said the senior manager of Strathcona Gardens , Koreen Gurak. “We sincerely appreciate the patience, support and encouragement we have received from the community as we navigate the new order of public health.”
Security will be on site requiring proof of vaccination.
As of September 13, proof is only required for at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, this will drop to two doses. Adults 22 years of age and older must present government-issued photo ID along with proof of vaccination. Until September 26, a hard copy of a vaccination record will be accepted, but by September 27, the BC vaccination card will be required.
“Residents are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to limit waiting times,” said a press release from the SRD.
The public health order will be in place until January 31, 2022, and could be extended.
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