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A Vancouver Restaurant Is Staying Open To 'ALL' Customers Without Asking For Vaccine Info

The resto later said "We've made some changes so we can still accommodate everybody, while not defying orders."

A Vancouver Restaurant Is Staying Open To 'ALL' Customers Without Asking For Vaccine Info

A restaurant in Vancouver has announced that they won't be following B.C.'s mandatory vaccine passport and says that they are frightened for their "kids future."

As of Monday, September 13, the province requires businesses such as restaurants and bars to ensure that customers provide proof of vaccination or use the B.C. Vaccine Card to enter establishments.

"There are only two sides to this coin," said a post on Corduroy Restaurant's Instagram page. "You either stand for medical freedom OR you will allow the government to have complete control over your body. This is not just a one time thing and you NEED to understand that."

"I felt so fortunate to be raising a family here and now I am frightened for my kids future," the post said. "This will be looked back on as a point in history that either makes or breaks this country."

"We are open at 4pm, today, and ALL are welcome, medical privacy honoured 💛," the post concludes.

However, later on Monday, the restaurant posted to their Instagram story saying "We've made some changes so we can still accommodate everybody, while not defying orders." It was not clear how the accommodation would be made.

According to the provincial government, businesses like restaurants and bars can be subject to a fine of $2,300 for non-compliance. Individuals who attend a non-compliant event can face a fine of $575 for the violation.

Narcity has reached out to Corduroy Restaurant for their comment. This article will be updated if and when a response has been received.

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

In B.C., a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

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