COVID Policy

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is thrilled to welcome back live audiences in May 2022 after two years of online only Festivals. We are committed to ensuring all our audience members are kept safe by providing the following protocols and we will update them as we receive new information from Dr Bonnie Henry closer to the Festival dates.

Our COVID Policies

  • All adults and youth 12+ will be required to show proof of vaccination
  • Everyone 5+ will be required to wear a mask in the theatres.
  • Covid protocols such as physical distancing will be implemented where ever possible and all venues will be thoroughly cleaned before each performance.
  • Our staff and technicians will be double vaccinated and if they are unable due to valid medical reasons they are required to provide proof from testing that they are covid free.

COVID Related Refunds

VICF tickets are non-refundable but for 2022 if you book for your class and then closer to the date are unable to attend due to Covid related concerns we will offer a credit or a refund for your tickets.

Covid related concerns include:

  • 12+ not vaccinated;
  • An increase in overall cases and therefore concern for the class and teacher’s safety;
  • A Public Health Order stating that theatres must close.

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Festival in person so please feel free to contact us to discuss any concerns you may have about our protocols.

PHO Mask exemptions are for:

  • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one
  • People who cannot remove a mask on their own
  • Children under the age of 5
  • People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person’s hearing impairment

A face shield is not a substitute for a mask as it has an opening below the mouth.