September 13, 2021

By Order of the Provincial Health Officer, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be requiring patrons to provide proof of vaccination at both the Sports and Aquatic Centre’s for all adults (22 years and over) when attending for the following activities:

  • Sports Centre Arena Adult sports including all adult ice rentals, adults programs (learn to play hockey/ hockey leagues, and drop in adult hockey programs).
  • Sports & Aquatic Centre Wellness Centre and fitness studio.
  • Sports and Aquatic Centre events over 50 people including ice arena games/tournaments and shows as well as pool swim meets and private rentals.

Youth under 22 years do not have to provide proof of vaccination at this time, unless attending an event with over 50 people.

“As a way to help protect our community from COVID-19 and reopen our facilities safely, all adults (22 years and over) will be required to show proof of vaccination status when attending these particular activities in our facilities,” explains Jennifer Zbinden, Senior Manager of Recreation Services. “We are working on logistic plans right now to comply with the Public Health Order and reduce impacts to our patrons from a customer service standpoint. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these new orders.”

This Order will remain in effect until January 31, 2022 and could be extended. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. Patrons 22 years and older will be required to present both government-issued photo identification and proof of vaccination.

From September 13 to 26 a paper copy of your immunization record is an acceptable proof of vaccination. By September 27 a BC Vaccine Card, paper or digital, and government-issued photo ID will be required to enter these facilities. Residents are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to limit wait times. 

For residents who are wishing to cancel recreation activities including lessons or have further questions regarding our programs please call 250-334-9622 ext. 0 or visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/registration

For more information on the Provincial Health Order requirements or to obtain your vaccine card, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contact:

Jennifer Zbinden, Senior Manager of Recreation Services
Comox Valley Regional District
250-334-8645