VICTORIA — During a December 7 joint statement from B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, updates were announced for the province’s COVID-19 response.
These updates include the extension of restrictions impacting restaurants that were scheduled to end December 7 until January 8. Restrictions impacting foodservice establishments include requiring customers to wear masks when not at a table; requiring establishments to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and employee protocols in place; limiting tables to six guests; and events are no longer allowed. The 10 p.m. liquor-service restriction also remains in place.
Under the current restrictions, in-person events and community-based gatherings are suspended. An exception to this extension is drive-in, drop-off and drive-thru events, which were previously banned.