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National Concert and COVID-19 Regulations Guide

Nov 25, 2021 | Music + Sound Recording, News

The Canadian Live Music Association created a National Concert Regulations Guide for fans, industry, and artists as COVID-19 restrictions shift and change across the country. 

Restrictions are changing rapidly. While CLMA is doing their best to stay up to date, please confirm with the British Columbia guidelines here.



YES for EVERYONE over the age of 5 in all public spaces when not seated and eating or drinking. Performers can be unmasked onstage.

Proof of vaccination required?

FANS: YES 12+ Required in indoor non-essential spaces where more than 50 ppl are in attendance. STAFF/PERFORMERS: Dependent on the venue.

Testing accepted in lieu of vaccination?


Exemptions for vaccinations?

NO. People who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons are NOT exempt from the proof of vaccination requirement.

Reservations required?


Kids under 12

Unvaccinated children 12 and under may attend events with a fully vaccinated parent.

Standing or dancing allowed?

INDOOR: NO dancing. Musicians 'mingling' or selling merch are then classified as 'audience' and would require proof of vaccination and mask.

Venue capacity/restrictions

Interior Health Authority:
INDOOR: 50 people or at 50% capacity with proof of full vaccination, seated.

Northern Health Authority:
INDOOR: 50 people or 50% capacity (whichever is greater) with proof of full vaccination, seated.
OUTDOOR: Limited to 100 people.

Other Health Authorities of British Columbia:
INDOOR: Full capacity, seats must be provided when more than 50 people in attendance, mingling allowed with masks.
OUTDOOR: 5,000 or 50% seated capacity, whichever is greater.

Private/informal gathering limits



Non-essential travel to or from the Interior or Northern Health authorities is discouraged unless you are fully vaccinated. International travellers must comply with federal restrictions.

Isolation/quarantine when traveling from another province