B.C. to reopen sports arenas, concerts to max capacity

Posted by Tyler Orton, biv.com

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Canucks players will likely be hearing more cheers from the crowd at Rogers Arena than previously expected when the puck drops for the NHL team’s home-opener next week.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Tuesday B.C. would return to 100% capacity at indoor sporting events, symphony concerts, movie theatres and more effective October 25.

Patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination upon entry into these locations.

“We’re hoping to leverage the benefits of the vaccine card and this is an important first step,” Henry said.

“We’ll be monitoring carefully and looking at whether we can take away additional restrictions depending on how things evolve over the next few weeks.”

Restrictions requiring everyone to remain at their own tables at restaurants and pubs are also being lifted “to allow a little bit more freedom of movement [due to] the fact that everybody in those situations will be fully vaccinated,” she added.

Henry was also quick to emphasize that other public health restrictions, such as mask mandates, remain in effect…read more.