New and amended orders and guidelines are in effect through April 19, 2021, and include:
For restaurants, bars and pubs, all food and liquor-serving premises must only provide take-out or delivery service. Dine-in service is prohibited, except for outdoor patios. People dining on patios should do so with their immediate household or core bubble.
Indoor, adult group fitness activities of any kind are also paused. Gyms and fitness centres are restricted to individual or one-on-one activities only i.e. one-on-one personal training.
The previously announced class variance for limited indoor worship services has been suspended. Outdoor worship services under the current variance may continue.
Travel continues to be limited to essential travel, work or medical reasons only. For those who have travelled outside their health region, if you or anyone in your family develops any signs of illness, you must stay home from work, school or daycare, and arrange to get tested immediately.
Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort is closed through to April 19, 2021, to address and prevent community spread related to non-essential travel.
All workers are strongly encouraged to work from home, where possible.
Public health guidance for schools has also been amended to support and encourage students down to Grade 4 to wear masks while at school.
Updated February 5th
The current orders restricting daily life and socialization in B.C. are going to stay in place indefinitely, the province announced Friday February 5th.
The orders had been set to expire at midnight. In announcing the extension, officials said B.C has made "encouraging" progress in reducing the spread of COVID-19, but the situation isn't stable enough to allow people to start getting together again.
All events are banned, along with in-person religious services, and masks must be worn in indoor public spaces.
Henry said there's a chance things might change by March, but there is no official expiry date on the extended orders.