COVID-19 Update - September 21, 2021

Update to Proof of Vaccination:

On September 10th the Provincial Health Officer revised the PHO for organized gatherings. Proof of vaccination is only required for indoor activities with more than 50 people. The requirement is for people 12 years of age and older. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended.

Included are:

  • Indoor organized gatherings, such as conference, meetings and workshops

  • Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery and art

  • All indoor 4-H meetings, events, activities, gatherings, etc.

  • An event in a tent or structure with one or more sides is an inside event

  • An event in a tent or structure without any sides is an outside event

Please note: The owner of the venue where your event is being held may require proof of vaccination to enter the premises. Please work with your venue to ensure you understand their requirements and communicate with 4-H families to ensure all requirements are met.

Mask Requirements:

Starting on August 25thmasks are required in all public indoor settings in British Columbia for all people 12 years of age and up. This includes:

  • Community centres

  • Recreation centres

  • Inside schools

Face Mask Exemptions:

  • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one

  • People who cannot remove a mask on their own

  • Children under the age of 12

  • People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person's hearing impairment

A face shield is not a substitute for a mask as it has an opening below the mouth.


Key principles of the PHO are:

  • Maximum capacity for indoor organized gatherings of 50 people or up to 50% of a venue’s total capacity, whichever is greater; - Except the Interior Health Region (see above)

  • Maximum capacity for outdoor organized gatherings of 5,000 people or up to 50% of a venue’s total capacity, whichever is greater;

  • Respect local travel advisories to isolated and remote communities and Indigenous communities;

  • Respect personal space and practice good hygiene, including frequent handwashing;

  • If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately.




This notice will be updated as new information is available.