Beginning September 13, most UBC sport facilities and UBC Recreation programs will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for persons aged 12 and older.

UBC students, faculty, and staff – Please note that the proof of vaccination requirement to access fitness centres, team sports, and other recreational activities is by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and is distinct from UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program and its declaration of vaccination status.

What’s Happening

To comply with the updated BC provincial health order UBC Recreation will require proof of vaccination to continue accessing some facilities or services.

Proof of vaccination will be required for:

  • Indoor adult sport, fitness programs, and bookings/rentals including at the UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Access to Student Recreation Centre (SRC) & ARC
  • All Intramural leagues & events
  • All organized adult hockey programs (including drop-in stick & puck and drop-in hockey)
  • All rostered members of Thunderbirds Sport Clubs
  • All guests or spectators aged 12 and older

Proof of vaccination will NOT be required for:

  • All indoor youth programs.

Accepted Proof of Vaccination

Vaccination Requirement: Fully vaccinated (2 doses)

Proof of Vaccination: Verification of your vaccination status will only be conducted using the BC Vaccine Card and government photo ID at the entrance of each facility or beginning of each activity.

About the BC Vaccine Card

Get the BC Vaccine Card

To continue using UBC’s sport facilities and to participate in recreation activities, you will need to provide proof of vaccination using the BC Vaccine Card. The BC Vaccine Card can either be a digital version on your phone or device, or a printed copy.

Once you have your BC Vaccine Card, you can show it along with your government ID (or UBC Student Card) to access UBC sport facilities & recreation activities.

Out-of-Province & International Students

If you got one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in a region outside of British Columbia, you should: