No vaccine passport violation tickets issued to businesses, so far

No vaccine violations, yet

It's been a week since the province of British Columbia brought in the vaccine passport system, but so far, it appears there have been no violation tickets handed out.

CTV News Vancouver is reporting that no violation tickets have been issued to businesses since the launch of the program.

"However, complaints are under review," a statement from the government says.

The vaccine passport system requires proof of vaccination at a wide variety of non-essential businesses.

The program has been a hot-button issue sparking protests and conflict, most recently in Salmon Arm, where protesters at schools prompted the school board to put schools in its control under hold and secure.

The school district says schools will remain under hold and secure orders for the foreseeable future. Parents wanting to enter schools during school hours now need to notify the school ahead of time.

Vaccine proof is not required for businesses deemed essential such as liquor stores and grocery stores and the passport is only supposed to be in effect until January 31, 2022, however, the program may be extended.

-with files from CTV News Vancouver

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