COVID-19 Update – October 5, 2021 – Proof of Vaccination for B.C. Public Service

Proof of Vaccination for B.C. Public Service Employees:


The B.C. government is making it mandatory for B.C. public service employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021.

  • Proof of vaccination using the BC Vaccine Card will be required.
  • Questions and answers on the new proof of vaccination policy are available online.

COVID-19 vaccination policies at post-secondary institutions:

  • A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy is an option available to post-secondary employers for their employees.
  • If an institution choses to introduce a vaccine mandate for their employees, they must undertake their own due diligence and consult with public health.
  • BC’s post-secondary institutions have infection prevention measures in place to reduce the risk of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.
  • Protecting the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors remains the top priority.

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response.  Please share this update broadly within your respective institutions.


COVID-19 Resources:

·        COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines are hosted on government’s public website.

·        Guidance and recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer are available online at the COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information website.

·        If you require advice regarding a potential COVID-19 case, please contact your local Medical Health Officer.

·        WorksafeBC guidance is available on communicable disease prevention plans.