Interior Health is making changes to the regional COVID-19 medical health officer orders to make it possible for larger events to go ahead.

With the introduction of the BC Vaccine Card, Interior Health has made two changes to the region’s Gathering and Events Order:

  • For smaller organized events, participants will be required to show proof of vaccination (minimum one dose) until October 24th, and full vaccination after October 24th. Indoor events may be held with up to 50 people, and outdoor events may be up to 100 people.
  • Poof of full vaccination will be required for participants at all large events, consistent with Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan. 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.

The following regional medical health officer orders remain in place:

  • Gatherings in vacation rentals are limited to five guests or one other household.
  • Outdoor personal gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people, and indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household.

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

Interior Health says these measures will remain in place until Interior Health experiences lower cases and higher vaccination rates.