Effective immediately (Sept. 8, 2020), the BC Government has ordered all nightclubs and stand-alone banquet halls to close until further notice.
Additionally, liquor sales in all bars, pubs and restaurants must cease at 10 p.m. and they must close at 11 p.m., unless providing a full meal service, in which case they may stay open, but may not serve liquor until 11 a.m. the following day. Music or other background sounds, such as from televisions in bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants, must be no louder than the volume of normal conversation.
These measures come as a result of the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases in BC. Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix are urging British Columbians to heed provincial health warnings and orders: “As we get back to work and back to school this fall, it is the time for all of us to cut back on our social interactions to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 for ourselves and everyone around us.”
For the full update, see the Sept. 8 Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response.