Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Victoria, BC – VicPD has announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that will become effective November 15th, 2021.

In a directive issued today, all VicPD staff, including police officers, civilian staff, special municipal constables, volunteers and contractors were notified they will have to either submit proof of full vaccination or begin regular COVID-19 antigen testing by November 15th 2021.

“I know that most of our staff are fully vaccinated and have the BC Vaccine Card,” Chief Del Manak said. “That said, we need to confirm the safety of our staff and the public, and will implement rapid testing for those that are not fully vaccinated.”