Victoria (with files from Chilliwack Chiefs/Ricard Zussman-Global) – – On Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, full vaccination for everyone born in 2009 or earlier (12+) and presentation of your BC Vaccine Card will be required to access certain events, services and businesses.
On Monday, October 25, more people will be able to come together at organized gatherings and events in parts of the province where vaccination rates are high. The provincial health officer order restricting capacity limits to 50% for inside organized events and gatherings will be revised to allow 100% capacity in those settings where the BC Vaccine Card is in place and proof of vaccination status is checked.
In addition, the requirement to remain seated at a table in restaurants and pubs will be lifted. Indoor mask requirements remain in effect for all indoor gatherings and events.
These changes apply to:
- indoor sporting events (e.g. hockey or basketball games)
- indoor concerts, theatre, movie theatres, dance and symphony events
- indoor organized events: examples are weddings, funeral receptions (outside of a funeral home) and organized parties.
Capacity limits remain in effect where regional orders are in place, including Fraser East and parts of Northern and Interior Health regions.
NOW the bad news. The Chilliwack Coliseum is in Fraser East where vaccination rates and COVID cases are not going in the right direction.
Chiefs VP Barry Douglas told FVN that 50 per cent capacity at the barn is 2377. That number stays for the BCHL Showcase and will remains after October 25.
Fraser East along with the Interior will have the 50% cap stay in place.