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BC Start Plan for Recovery

May 25, 2021

The government of British Columbia released their reopening plan on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  Dr. Henry encouraged British Columbians to continue to follow COVID-19 protocols until they are removed.  Existing COVID-19 protocols will change over the four step process until these are entirely removed.

Step 1: May 25, 2021 (date definite)

  • Personal gatherings: outdoor up to 10 people; indoor up to 5 people (or at least one other household)
  • Organized (seated) gatherings: indoor allowed up to 10 people; outdoor up to 50 people (under COVID-19 protocols)
  • Indoor dining – up to 6 people with COVID protocols
  • Maintaining intra-regional travel restrictions; recreation travel now allowed within your health region(s)
  • People can work from offices with COVID procols
  • Low-intensity indoor fitness (e.g., yoga) can resume
  • Outdoor sports of all types can resume without spectators

Step 2: Earliest June 15, 2021 (date dependent upon vaccination, case numbers, hospitalization)

  • Personal gatherings: outdoor up to 50 people; indoor up to 5 people can resume
  • Organized outdoor (seated) gatherings can resume
  • Organized indoor (seated) gatherings to a limit of 50; banquet halls can reopen (max 50); all under COVID protocols
  • Travel – British Columbians can have recreational travel across BC
  • Liquor restrictions (hours of sale and service) extended to midnight
  • Indoor team sports resume (no spectators)
  • Outdoor team sports can have up to 50 spectators

Step 3: Earliest July 1, 2021 (date dependent upon vaccination, case numbers, hospitalization)

  • Masks recommended not mandatory
  • Increased capacity for organized indoor and outdoor events
  • Liquor restrictions (hours of sale and service) end
  • Fairs and festivals can resume with COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Other Canadians can come to BC for recreational travel
  • Bingo halls, nightclubs and casinos can resume with capacity restrictions

Step 4: Earliest September 7, 2021 (date dependent upon vaccination, case numbers, hospitalization)

  • Masks personal choice
  • Concerts resume

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