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Proof of vaccination requirements for Fort St. John rec facilities

Anyone participating in sports, fitness or dance activities age 22 or older will require a BC Vaccine Card to enter the City of Fort St. John's recreational facilities.
PomeroySportCentre-FSJ
Pomeroy Sport Centre in Fort St. John.

Anyone participating in sports, fitness or dance activities age 22 or older will require a BC Vaccine Card to enter the City of Fort St. John's recreational facilities. The city announced the vaccine passport requirements for city rec facilities on Sunday, September 12, before the PHO order for proof of vaccination went into effect on September 13. 

There are two instances where proof of vaccination will be required to enter city rec facilities:

  • Adult fitness, sport or dance activities for those 22 years of age and older
  • Events, bookings, and gatherings of more than 50 participants

Members of the Fort St. John sports community who have been wondering what the requirement would be for spectators, volunteers and coaches of youth sports, got their answer Sunday. 

Proof of vaccination is not required for people age 21 and younger participating in recreation and sports activities. Staff, coaches and volunteers required to run the sports and activities will not require a vaccine card, and only 50 spectators will be allowed for youth sports. 

Spectators at youth sporting events will not require proof of vaccination as long as there is less than 50 spectators.

Other instances where proof of vaccination will not be required to enter rec facilities are: 

  • Public swimming, skating, and walking track operations, when not associated with an event
  • Before and after school programs
  • Teachers and instructors providing education activities
  • Language and employment courses and training
  • Government activities and services, including city council meetings

The provincial government has revised some of its requirements since the September 7 PHO order update. A vaccine card is not required for use of swimming pools (if not for event purposes) and skating rinks (unless for adult sports).

Spectators at youth sporting events will not require proof of vaccination as long as there is less than 50 spectators. 

The full B.C. PHO order on proof of vaccination can be found here.


Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca