B.C. Introduces Three-Week Circuit-Breaker Restrictions


VICTORIA — British Columbia has amended the provincial public-health orders to address rising COVID-19 case counts. The province’s state of emergency has also been extended through April 13.

The new restrictions, which are in effect from March 30 to April 19, include limiting foodservice operations to takeout and delivery service. Dine-in service is prohibited, except for outdoor patios and those dining on patios are instructed to do so only with their immediate household or core bubble.

Indoor, adult group-fitness activities have also been paused, with gyms and fitness centres restricted to individual or one-on-one activities only.

Travel continues to be limited to essential travel, work or medical reasons only. And, under the amended restrictions, Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort will be closed through April 19 to address and prevent community spread related to non-essential travel. 

“Rising case levels, variants of concern, increased transmission and an increase in more severe cases are huge concerns,” says Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “B.C. public-health officials are making the tough choices now to break the chain and protect our communities.”

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