This morning the Government of BC updated their BC Restart Plan to confirm we can move into Step 2 starting June 15, 2021.
On May 25th the BC Restart Plan for Summer 2021 – Step 1 was revealed, re-opening restaurants and recreational travel within our own health regions. June 15, 2021 has been identified as the first possible date we would advance to Step 2, the criteria being: “at least 65% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with declining case counts and COVID-19 hospitalizations.”
BC Restart Plan Moves to Step 2
- Physical distancing and masks continue to be required in public indoor settings
- If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately
|Activities||New things you can do|
|Personal gatherings||Outdoor personal gatherings up to 50 people (birthday parties, backyard BBQs, block parties)|
Indoor personal gatherings up to 5 people or 1 other household
|Organized gatherings||Indoor seated organized gatherings up to 50 people with a COVID-19 Safety Plan|
Outdoor seated organized gatherings up to 50 people with a COVID-19 Safety Plan
Consultation with the sector begins for next steps on indoor and outdoor organized gatherings
|Travel||Recreational travel within BC allowed|
BC Transit and BC Ferries offers increased service as needed
|Businesses||Indoor and outdoor dining for groups up to 6 people (not restricted to your household or bubble)|
Liquor served until midnight
Banquet halls can operate with limited capacity and a COVID-19 Safety Plan
Consultation with sector associations begins for next steps on easing restrictions
|Offices and workplaces||Continued return to the workplaceSmall, in-person meetings allowed|
Employers must continue to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and daily health check in place
|Sports and exercise||Indoor high and low intensity group exercise allowed with reduced capacity|
Indoor and outdoor games and practices for both adults and youth group/team sports allowed
Outdoor spectators up to 50 allowed, no spectators at any indoor sport activities
The criteria for moving to Step 3 is at least 70% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with low case counts and declining COVID-19 hospitalizations. The earliest date we move to Step 3 is July 1, 2021.
The criteria for moving to Step 4 is more than 70% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with low case counts and low COVID-19 hospitalizations. The earliest date we move to Step 4 is September 7, 2021.
View the full BC Restart Plan online for details and Provincial Health Office guidance.