B.C. extends its COVID-19 ban on gatherings and events on the entire province

The measures first came into effect on November 19, 2020, including a ban on indoor and outdoor private gatherings, community events, travel, and several adult sports. Since then, it has been extended three times, including the current one.

Funerals and weddings are allowed to proceed only with the direct household members. Receptions will not be permitted.

Official representatives expressed that while the infection curve is slowly turning down, the province still needs to protect its progress.  Health authorities on the territory declared to be continually reviewing and reconsidering the need for the restrictions based on the incidents and prevalence of this virus, the data, new information about transmission, and the vaccination supply’s progress.

Government communications advise against having friends or extended family in your residence. It includes the backyard, patio, driveway or anywhere else on the citizens’ property.

The ban includes hosting playdates for children. Nevertheless, it does not impact arrangements where children are occupants of two separate households since they may go back and forth between the two residences.

For those needing a family member or friend assistance with things like picking up children after school or delivering essential items like mail, medication or groceries, these activities can continue.

For more information about what is permitted or not, you can check this link:


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