COVID-19 Information for Visitors

What to expect when visiting the NNMCC

To our visitors, in accordance with the Provincial Health Officer orders, please respect the following:

FACE COVERINGS (COVID-19) – PHO order announced March 10, 2022

Masks are optional as of March 11, 2022 and no longer required in public indoor settings.

BC Vaccine Card

NNMCC follows current Provincial Health Officer orders in accordance with the BC Vaccine Card guidelines. As of March 10, 2022, the BC Vaccine Card requirement will end April 8, 2022.  Some of our activities are currently exempt. We work with program partners, instructors, tenants, and renters to implement the BC health orders. For any questions or concerns, please email


BC Vaccine Card NOT Required

☐ Entering NNMCC Building, Common areas, Washrooms

☐ Workspaces, Offices, Resource Centre

☐ Museum Gallery

☐ Museum Shop

☐ Japanese Bookstore

☐ Nikkei Garden Farmer's Market

☐ Worship Services - Agape Church

☐ Gladstone Japanese School

☐ Suzuya Market

BC Vaccine Card Required

✔️  Programs, clubs, workshops*

✔️  Sports activities: spectators (12+) and adult participants – see coach

✔️  Rental clients*

✔️  Events & Gatherings

✔️  Worship Services: If all participants are vaccinated as determined by the worship service leader, there are no capacity restrictions on worship services and choirs

* Program instructors and rental organizers are responsible for checking the BC Vaccine Card. Some programs will not require proof of vaccination. Contact your program instructor for details.

NNMCC Communicable Disease Plan

  1. Staff who have symptoms of communicable disease (eg fever or chills, coughing, diarrhea) should avoid being at the workplace when sick. Staff should notify their manager as early as possible if they will miss work. 
  2. Hand-hygiene facilities are available onsite in washrooms and in rooms with sinks. Workers should wash their hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes. 
  3. A clean environment is maintained through NNMCC’s routine cleaning processes. 
  4. Building ventilation is maintained via quarterly maintenance by NNMCC’s HVAC contractor. 
  5. Employees are supported in receiving vaccinations for COVID-19 and other vaccine-preventable conditions. 
  6. Additional measures will be implemented during periods of elevated risk, as advised by the medical health officer or provincial health officer.


Access to Robert Nimi Nikkei Home and New Sakura-So is managed separately by the Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society -

[Updated March 10, 2022]