Current Status of B.C.



Last Update: Oct. 24, 2021

Restrictions are in place for people who live in the Fraser Health (Fraser East), Interior Health or Northern Health region.


British Columbia is currently under phase 3 of its Restart plan, a four-step plan on getting daily life in British Columbia back to normal. Restrictions are being lifted with caution as more of British Columbia opens up, with the possibility of moving to phase 4 once vaccination rates are high and case numbers are low. To help with this process, it is highly recommend for everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

It is also recommended to have a BC Vaccine Card, as proof of having both vaccination doses is required to access non-essential services. This requirement will last until January 31, 2022 and could be extended. For domestic and international travel, a separate federal proof of vaccination will be required starting on October 30.

For more information about current restrictions, supports or about B.C.’s Restart plan, go to B.C’s official government website here. In addition, you can follow these official social media accounts for more information about the COVID-19 pandemic:


CURRENT EMERGENCY STATUS
️ New public health order, updated October 21, 2021. See written Provincial Health Orders here on details of new restrictions. 
Summary of the public health order:

  • People living in Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope and Mission must follow these restrictions.
  • People living in the Interior Health region must follow these restrictions.
  • People living in the Northern Health region must follow these restrictions.

For other regions:
😷 Masks are mandatory in public indoor spaces for all people (5+).
✅ Personal gatherings are allowed
⚠️ Indoor organized gatherings can only have a max capacity of 50 people or 50% of its max capacity, whichever is greater
✅ Indoor venues where proof of vaccination is required can return to full capacity
⚠️ Outdoor organized gatherings can only have a max capacity of 5,000 people or 50% of its max capacity, whichever is greater
🚲 Indoor fitness activities, recreational facilities and team sports are allowed
🚙 Canada-wide travel is allowed, with varying restrictions. Travelling to or from the Interior is highly discouraged unless if you’re vaccinated
👀 Sport spectators follow the same guidelines as organized gatherings
🍽️ Restaurants, pubs and nightclubs are open. There may be table limits, and dancing is not allowed
🎰 Casinos are open at 50% of its max capacity
👨‍🦳 You must show proof of vaccination if you are visiting a long-term care or seniors’ assisted living facility

🤒 Self-isolate if you are sick, even if it is not COVID-19.
🚨 Compliance & Enforcement: Violations of these public health orders, including not wearing a mask indoors, will result in a minimum fine of $230.