COVID-19 Update – September 13, 2021 – Proof of Vaccination (Verifier App / New PHO Orders) + Rapid Testing Support

Please note the following COVID-19 updates for September 13, 2021:

Proof of Vaccination

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), some events, services and businesses are required to check a person’s proof of vaccination effective September 13, 2021.

Updated PHO orders outlining proof of vaccination requirements were released on September 10, 2021: Gatherings and Events and Food and Liquor Serving Premises .
There are two ways for businesses to confirm proof of vaccination:
Visually – verify the person’s BC Vaccine Card presented on paper or on a person’s phone.
QR Code – the business uses the BC Vaccine Verifier app to scan the BC Vaccine Card QR code presented on paper or on a person’s phone.
Businesses can download the BC Vaccine Card Verifier app for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Information for businesses on proof of vaccination is available online.

Rapid Testing Support:

Support for BC post-secondary institutions setting up rapid COVID-19 screening programs is available through the Creative Destruction Labs Rapid Screening Consortium (CDL RSC).
Health Canada funds CDL RSC to support organizations (free of charge to the organization) in the setup of rapid point-of-care testing.
CDL RSC currently has 12 post-secondary institutions across Canada that are able to provide a buddy system and a community of support for BC institutions

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.