We are pleased to announce that Vancoufur will be returning to a physical event for 2022.
To physically attend VF2022, you will be required to show proof of your Covid-19 Vaccination status. All attendees wanting to attend the physical event must be fully vaccinated by the date the event starts.
If you have not been fully vaccinated by the convention date, you will not be able to pick up your badge and physically attend the event. At present it is too dangerous for those who are unvaccinated (regardless of the reason) or only partly vaccinated to attend our event. This includes all domestic and international guests.
These are the requirements to be able to hold our event as outlined by the BC government. There will be no exceptions to the vaccination requirement. We will also be taking whatever other steps we need to to based on provincial Health guidelines, including social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, and restricting occupancy in convention rooms (such as panel rooms) as required at the time of the event.
Masks are currently mandated in all indoor spaces in British Columbia, Canada. We anticipate that this requirement will remain in place, however, if it changes, we will update this information.
For more information please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof
We invite those who are unvaccinated to participate in the digital side of the convention via VRchat, Minecraft, Twitch and on our Discord server.
This information will be updated as necessary, the Covid-19 landscape is constantly changing.
PROOF OF VACCINATION:
BC Residents – Please be sure to have your BC vaccine passport ready to show at registration.
Need to get your vaccination? https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register
Vaccinated but need your vaccine passport? https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html
Residents from other provinces
People from other Canadian provinces or territories must show:
- Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
- Valid government photo ID
US & International Travelers:
In order to enter Canada at this time, you must have received a full series of approved vaccinations at least 14 days prior to your entry into the country. The accepted Covid-19 vaccines in Canada are:
- Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
- Moderna (mRNA-1273)
- AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
You must upload your proof of vaccination to the ArriveCAN app, which you will need to present along with your passport/Gov ID to registration to get your badge.
You must also provide proof of an accepted Covid-19 test in addition to your vaccination status to enter Canada. Please note that even if you’ve had Covid-19, you will still need to provide proof of vaccination to enter canada. For more information on what is required to travel to Canada at this time please see https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#entry-vaccinated
Q: Why do you require attendees to show proof of being vaccinated against Covid-19?
A: Currently all events such as ours are only available to the vaccinated as mandated by the BC Government. We are required to only allow those who are fully vaccinated to attend our event. With the Delta variant still spreading like crazy, it’s still too dangerous for those who are unvaccinated to participate in large events like Vancoufur.
Q: What if I can’t get the vaccine for medical reasons? Isn’t that discrimination?
A: Unfortunately at this time it is too dangerous for unvaccinated people to attend our event. It is the law at present that we require all attendees to be vaccinated. Regardless of why you can’t get vaccinated, you still have to wait for a safer time. We invite you to participate in our digital offerings in the meanwhile.
Q: What if I show up and don’t have my proof with me?
A: If you do not have proof of vaccination, you will not be able to pick up your badge. Most of the vaccine passports (BC passport/ArriveCAN) will be available on your phone, unless you have to bring your physical card from another province. It is part of the ID requirement this year to pick up your badge.
Q: What if I’m under 18? At what age do attendees require vaccinations?
A: All attendees over the age of 12 need to be vaccinated. Parents are responsible for getting themselves and their children over 12 vaccinated. Children under 12 do not need to be vaccinated as they cannot get the vaccine, but we do ask that parents consider not bringing children under 12 this year, simply out of an abundance of caution as they can still get and spread the virus.