Find out if you need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before participating in City programs or accessing City services.

Starting September 13, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required when participating in select recreation and culture programs, in accordance with the Provincial Health Order

Patrons 12 years and older will be required to show proof that they are partially vaccinated with one dose. Patrons 19 and older must also provide government issued photo ID. Youth aged 12 to 18 can carry their BC Vaccine card, or have a trusted adult carry it for them. Youth are not required to show valid government photo ID. 

Until September 27, 2021, accepted proof is either the BC Vaccine card (digital or printed version) or the BC wallet sized immunization record card provided when vaccinated. 

Starting October 24, 2021, patrons 12 years and older are required to be fully vaccinated with two doses. Only the BC Vaccine card and government issued photo ID will be accepted as proof. 

Please allow additional time to confirm vaccine status. Thank you for your patience.


Which activities do NOT require proof of vaccination inside city facilities?

List Subject to Change

  • Attend council meetings at City Hall

  • Visit service counters at City Hall

  • Visit public programs in pools and arenas 

  • Vote in the federal election (if polling station is inside a recreation facility) 

  • To participate in children and youth recreation and sport activities for those under 22 years old (does not apply to weight room, gym and fitness programs open to all ages)

  • Parents attending to support their children in City of Surrey programs. 

  • Parents dropping off and picking up their children in City of Surrey programs. 

  • Indoor organized events with less than 50 people, except for adult sports (workshops, conferences, meetings, art classes, card games, etc.) 

  • Bathroom use 

  • Drop-in shower use 

  • Spectators associated with pool/arenas (watching kids in City of Surrey swimming or skating lessons. Note: each facility has a designated spectator viewing area.)

  • Worship services  

  • Food and concessions operating in recreation facilities – currently offering take out only 

  • Coaches, referees and volunteers associated with a specific role supporting “children’s and youth sport and recreation programs (under 22 years old)” (running the clock, scorekeeping, dressing room supervision, evaluators) 
  • Staff, volunteers, contractors, contract program instructors, partner agency staff 

  • Emergency Use (ESS, Cooling Centres, Warming Centres) 

  • To visit Surrey Libraries 

  • For children in Before & After School Care programs 

  • Outdoor programs 

  • Museum of Surrey/Surrey Art Gallery exhibition halls 

What to Expect and How to Get Ready

To best accommodate patrons and adhere to safety protocols, we encourage patrons to get vaccinated and download their BC Vaccine Card to continue participating in weight rooms, fitness classes, and adult sport programs. For faster service, please ensure that your name and QR code are clearly visible. We will continue to accept original immunization wallet cards as proof of vaccination until September 27.

  • Please stay home if you’re sick.
  • Please allow additional time to confirm vaccination status.
  • Come dressed for your activity.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands as you enter the building.
  • Please follow all health protocols while inside our facilities.

Providing Consent to Keep Your Vaccination Status in Our Online Registration System

When patrons present their proof of vaccination, they have the option to provide written consent to securely store this information on file, so they would not need to be checked at each visit.

For patrons who choose not to keep their proof of vaccination on file, a visual check of vaccination status will be required at each visit for the activities listed above.

Parents Dropping of Children

Parents dropping off their children or staying on site to watch their children participate in registered activities are not required to provide proof of vaccination.

Spectators at Events

Spectators 12 and over are required to provide proof of vaccination at large events taking place at recreation centres.

Bring your Mask and Recreation Surrey card

Mask use remains mandatory inside recreation facilities, except while exercising. Masks are not required while working out in weight rooms, fitness classes, and gymnasium sports programs but must be worn when in transition. This also applies to swimming and skating programs.

Patrons will no longer be required to answer COVID-19 health screening questions upon entering our facilities but are asked to do a self-assessment prior to visiting and continue to stay home if sick.

Please bring your Recreation Surrey card with you on every visit and scan upon entry. This ensures that we have a record of each visit for proof of payment.

We appreciate your continued patience as we work towards restarting operations and look forward to welcoming you soon. Follow for more information.


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