Current Status of B.C.

Last Update: Apr. 8, 2022

British Columbia’s restrictions have been lifted, allowing for daily life to slowly return to normal.

  • Wearing a mask is now a personal choice. They are encouraged in public indoor settings, transit and on BC Ferries, but not required.
    • Masks are still required in all health care settings.
  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required to access businesses, events and services in B.C.
    • Individual businesses and event organizers may continue to require proof of vaccination for entry on their premises.
    • Long-term care or seniors’ assisted living facilities still require proof of vaccination for all visitors.
    • It’s important to respect the choices of businesses, people and one another.
    • Federal proof of vaccination is still required for federally regulated methods of travel.

It is highly recommended that you get vaccinated to help strengthen your resistance against severe outcomes of COVID-19.

For more information about current restrictions, 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:

⚠️️ New public health order, updated April 8, 2022. See written Provincial Health Orders here on details of new restrictions. 
Summary of the public health order:
😷 Wearing masks indoors is not required by public health, but a personal choice. Businesses and event organizers can still choose to require masks on their premises. Masks are required on federally regulated travel and health care settings
⚠️ Proof of vaccination is no longer required to attend many businesses, events and services. Individual businesses and events may still choose to require proof
👨‍🦳 All visitors are allowed at long-term care facilities. Proof of vaccination and masks are required, and visitors must take a rapid point-of-care test at the entrance and follow safety precautions
✅ No restrictions on indoor and outdoor personal gatherings
✅ No restrictions for indoor and outdoor organized events, indoor event venues, worship services, and all exercise, fitness and sport related facilities
✅ No restrictions for restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs
🤒 Self-isolate if you are sick, even if it is not COVID-19.