The Vancouver Canucks will be going down to 50% capacity at Rogers Arena starting Monday.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s provincial health officer, gave an update on British Columbia’s COVID-19 guidelines Friday afternoon, with the province outlining the following:
- limiting indoor, personal gatherings, including in rental and vacation properties to the household/residents plus 10 individuals, or one additional household maximum if all are aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated;
- requiring the BC Vaccine Card for organized events of all sizes and ensuring the QR code is scanned at events;
- seating requirements and restricting movement between tables at food and liquor-serving premises, and reinforcing the need to wear masks when not seated;
- limiting venues of 1,000 individuals or more to 50% of the seated capacity with reinforced masking requirements and scanning of the BC Vaccine Card QR code;
- pausing all sports tournaments while the order is in effect; and
- all New Year’s Eve organized gatherings and events will be restricted to being seated-only events, with no mingling or dancing allowed.
Obviously, the guidelines that most affect the Canucks is the limiting of seating capacity to 50%, and s vaccine passes of all fans prior to them entering the arena.
Up to this point, the Canucks were doing visual checks of vaccine records and identification of individuals, but won’t be able to do that anymore under the new guidelines.
The Canucks have two games this weekend. Saturday against the Maple Leafs, and Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes. Both of these games will operate at 100% capacity.