NORTH BATTLEFORD - The Dekker Centre is bringing in a requirement of proof of vaccination in time for its first show of the season Sept. 24.
According to their news release, proof of full vaccination will be required for its live music show The Acoustic Sessions on Friday, Sept. 24. The Dekker Centre will be accepting the following:
- A printed out copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record;
- A digital copy on your phone of your COVID-19 vaccination record, screen shot or QR code;
- Your vaccination cards given by a health care worker on the date that you were vaccinated.
- All of these must be verified with photo ID.
The Dekker Centre also stated that negative test results will only be accepted for patrons who provide a proof of vaccination exemption. Exempt from the policy are children under 12.
The Dekker Centre also states they will not be retaining or storing any proof of vaccination or medical information.
Ticket holders will all be notified of the policy and if requested, refunds will be given.
The Dekker Centre is implementing its own policy ahead of the Oct. 1 date announced by the province. According to the Dekker Centre, they have “decided to implement the policy early for the safety of our patrons, volunteers, artists and staff.”
In an interview scheduled to air on Access Now TV’s “Talk of the Town” show, Dekker Centre General Manager Kali Weber said they welcomed the province’s announcement regarding proof of vaccination.
She says she welcomes the tools that the province was rolling out including QR codes – something she said they were looking for when they reopened.
“What that means for us is an additional layer of safety,” said Weber.
“The Dekker Centre has always taken the stance to go above and beyond what is required in order to make sure people stay safe while attending events in our facility. We are actually very thankful for this to finally be implemented by the government.”