As of July 1, 2021, British Columbia is in phase 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan. This means:
- Masks are recommended in indoor public places for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. The mask mandate order under the Emergency Program Act was lifted July 1.
- People can return to normal for indoor and outdoor personal gatherings.
- Indoor organized gatherings of 50 people or 50% capacity are permitted, whichever is greater.
- Outdoor organized gatherings of 5,000 people or 50% capacity are allowed, whichever is greater.
- There are no capacity limits or restrictions on religious gatherings and worship services.
- Fairs, festivals and trade shows can return to normal with a communicable disease plan.
- Restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs have no group limits for indoor and outdoor dining, and events are permitted. They can return to normal liquor service hours but no socializing between tables and no dancing is permitted.
- Casinos must still operate at reduced capacity.
- Businesses will transition from a COVID-19 Safety Plan to a communicable disease plan. Some safety measures will remain, like physical barriers.
- Workplaces will transition from a COVID-19 Safety Plan to a communicable disease plan. Employees can continue returning to the workplace and seminars and bigger meetings are allowed.
- All indoor fitness classes are allowed, with normal capacity. The same goes for gyms and recreation facilities.
To read the full Restart Plan, see HERE. The earliest date B.C. may enter phase 4 is September 7, 2021.
Other parts of our website may not yet reflect these new changes, so please check the BC Government website for the most current information. Thank you for your patience.