Covid Passports Required for British Colombia Casinos
It would not be an exaggeration to say that you would struggle to find anything more controversial as the Covid 19 vaccine cards or, as they are better known, Covid passports.
Some people regard them as a ‘must have’ to ensure normal life can resume whilst others claim that that they are nothing more than an example of governments around the world abusing their power.
In British Columbia (BC), it has been announced that from September 2021, Covid 19 vaccine cards will be required by law in order to access many activities, and that includes visiting casinos.
These measures will begin on September 13th, and to begin with, proof of receiving one of the two COVID-19 vaccine shots will be required, but from October 24th, proof will be needed in the form of a Covid 19 vaccine card that both vaccine shots have been administered.
British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made the announcement but, as yet, have not given details of how these proposed new measures will be enforced.
Critics of the scheme have pointed out that if businesses are responsible for checking if someone has been vaccinated or not, various scenarios could occur, resulting in angry confrontations between staff members and disgruntled customers.
According to Dr. Henry, in justifying the decision, 90% of all Covid cases are occurring in those who are not vaccinated, and those who don’t receive the shots are ten times more likely to be infected.
“These numbers are a stark reminder of why vaccines are important,” added Dr. Henry.
The Covid 19 vaccine card mandate will be in place until at least January 31st, 2022.