Provincial government announces next steps in lifting restrictions
The provincial government has announced changes to COVID-19 restrictions.
Starting March 11, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.:
- Employers are still required to maintain COVID-19 Safety Plans, which require employers to implement measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at their workplace. Employers may determine that masks are still required for workers in some circumstances as part of their COVID-19 Safety Plan.
- Masks are no longer required in public indoor settings under a public health order
- Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but not required
- Employers and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks for workers and the public on their premises
- Masks are still required for federally regulated travel, like air travel
- No restrictions on worship service capacity
- Overnight camps for children and youth allowed
Starting March 18, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., there are no visitor limits at long-term care and seniors' assisted living facilities.
When K to 12 schools return from spring break, masks will no longer be required for students, staff, and visitors.
On April 8, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., further restrictions will be lifted:
- Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to access businesses, events, and services
- Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry
- Proof of vaccination is still required for federally regulated travel, like air travel
- Businesses will no longer need a COVID-19 Safety Plan. They must follow communicable disease guidance
- Proof of vaccination will no longer be required for post-secondary student housing
See the government announcement about the changes to the restrictions.