Interior Health adjusts COVID-19 orders related to events

By Public Affairs | September 14, 2021

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Interior Health has updated COVID-19 health orders across the region to once again allow for larger events and gatherings to go ahead in the Interior; event attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. This order will affect small and large events coordinated at/by Okanagan College, so event organizers will need to follow the guidance below.

With the implementation of the BC Vaccine Card effective Sept. 13, an update has been made to the Interior region Gatherings and Events Order:

  • For smaller organized events, participants will be required to show proof of vaccination (minimum one dose) until Oct. 24, 2021. By Oct. 24, full vaccination (two doses) will be required. Indoor events may be held with up to 50 people, and outdoor events may be up to 100 people.
  • Proof of full vaccination will be required for participants at all large events, consistent with Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan. This means indoor events may be held that include 50 people or 50 per cent of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater); outdoor events may include 5,000 people or 50 per cent of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater).

Non-essential travel to or from the Interior remains discouraged until individuals are fully-vaccinated.

The order also contains guidance on personal gatherings and high intensity group exercise. Read the details in Interior Health’s news release.

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