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Social gatherings

All indoor or outdoor events as defined in our Gathering and Events order are prohibited. This includes religious, cultural or community events, with the exception of baptisms, funerals and weddings. These may proceed with up to 10 people including an officiant if a COVID-19 safety plan is in place. There are to be no associated receptions of any kind in any venue.

There are to be no social gatherings at residences with anyone other than those who reside there. People who live alone must host no gatherings, but can continue to see one or two of the same members of their core pandemic bubble at home.

Group physical activities

Businesses, recreation centres or other venues that organize or operate indoor group spin classes, hot yoga and high-intensity interval training will stop for the fall and winter.

Guidance on other physical activities done with a group indoors will need to follow updated guidance that is being developed.

Sports activities can continue, but there is to be no travel outside of communities for games or competitions, and no spectators are allowed. League organizers should continue planning for 2021 with today's modifications in mind.

Workplace safety

All businesses and worksites must conduct active daily screening of all on-site workers using their COVID-19 safety plans.

Workers and customers must wear masks in indoor public and retail spaces (except when eating or drinking), and in workplace common areas, including elevators, hallways, group or break rooms, kitchens and customer counters.

Office-based employers should temporarily suspend their efforts to safely get employees back to their workplace and support work-from-home options wherever possible.

Travel

All non-essential travel outside of one's community is strongly discouraged. People travelling to stay with immediate family members should ensure they do not host or participate in any social gatherings.

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Dr. Bonnie Henry and public health officials in BC have released several new public health orders.

Two weeks ago, Dr. Henry announced public health orders within the Fraser and Vancouver Coast regions, today those orders have been extended by two weeks, until midnight on December 7th, and will apply to the entire province.

- No social gatherings outside of your household group

- Events and community gatherings, even with less than 50 people are cancelled

- Places of worship to not hold services for the next two weeks

- Curtail all recreational and social travel within the Province

- Travel for sports in suspended

- Indoor sports are suspended for two weeks

- Limo services are ordered to stop operating

There is also now a requirement that customers and staff in all indoor retail and public spaces wear a mask.

The reasoning behind the move from Dr. Henry to reduce social interactions around the province.

More to come

 

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