After months of restrictions, British Columbia finally entered its restart plan in May.
Stage 1 meant the return of indoor dining, recreational sports, small gatherings and more, and we’re already less than a week from the start of Stage 2.
It’s set to begin on Tuesday, June 15, as long as BC has met two important pieces of criteria:
With BC nearing a 75% first-dose vaccination rate for those over 18 and both case counts and hospitalizations delicining to rates we haven’t seen since the fall, it looks like Stage 2 will start on June 15 as planned.
When that happens, British Columbians will have the freedom to do things they haven’t been able to in months.
That includes outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people, recreational travel around BC, buying liquor until midnight and watching sports outdoors.
Here’s a full list of changes to the restrictions expected next week:
Offices and Workplaces
Sports and Exercise
Stage 3 is expected to start on July 1 at the earliest, as long as low case counts and declining hospitalizations continue.
Some big changes will be on the way then, including no restrictions on gatherings, Canada-wide recreational travel, casinos and nightclubs reopening and masks no longer being mandatory.
For more information on BC’s restart plan, click this link.