B.C. Lions support province’s decision to require vaccine passports to attend sporting events

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B.C. Lions’ president Rick LeLacheur issued the following statement on Tuesday in support of the province’s new policy regarding attendance at large events.

We are very supportive of the announcement that vaccine passports will be required to attend sporting events, and that mask mandates have returned. Many of our season ticket holders have already expressed their support of this and we look forward to welcoming all of our fans to our next home game on September 11th.

As of Sept. 13, only individuals in B.C. who have received a minimum of one dose of the vaccine will be permitted to attend indoor ticketed sporting events, restaurants, casinos, fitness centres, and other large indoor events.

The policy will change on Oct. 24, when only those who have been fully-vaccinated for seven days or more will be eligible for participation.

The CFL has postponed this week’s game between the Edmonton Elks and Toronto Argonauts after nine Edmonton players tested positive for COVID-19.

The Edmonton Elks and Saskatchewan Roughriders are the only remaining CFL teams with no vaccination or COVID-19 test requirement to attend a game.