Pokémon Co. has released an updated version of their Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols release, and a big change has been made. All Play! Pokémon events going forward will no longer have a COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
In the FAQ section of the Protocols, Pokemon Co. explains why they made this decision. You can find the full statement below.
While we strongly recommend that all attendees, volunteers, and organizers continue to follow the protocols issued by appropriate health agencies with regards to vaccinations, a number of factors, including increasing vaccination rates and changes to local laws, have led us to making this change.
If plan on attending any Play! Pokémon events in the near future, you’ll want to make sure you familiarize yourself with the protocols in place. You can find the Play! Pokemon COVID-19 Protocols document here.