COVID-19 Update – Announcement of B.C.’s Restart Plan

May 6, 2020

This afternoon, Premier John Horgan released details of BC’s Restart Plan. British Columbians will move forward with safely restarting their province beginning in mid-May, according to a plan announced today.

Under BC’s Restart Plan, the government will work closely with public health officials, businesses and labour organizations to lift restrictions in phases, gradually allowing for more social and economic activity, while closely monitoring health information to minimize the risk to the public

The phases will be spaced out in intervals of 2 – 4 weeks.

BC is currently in Phase 1 of the Restart Plan. Phase 2, which will begin in mid-May, includes:

  • Small social gatherings of 2 – 6 people
  • Restoration of health services
    • Re-scheduling elective surgery
    • Medically related services:
      • Dentistry, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy, and chiropractors
      • Physical therapy, speech therapy, and similar services
    • Retail sector
    • Hair salons, barbers, and other personal service establishments
    • In-person counselling
    • Restaurants, cafes, and pubs (with sufficient distancing measures)
    • Museums, art galleries, and libraries
    • Office-based worksites
    • Recreation and sports
    • Parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces
    • Child care

For more information on this announcement, please see the link below:

COVID-19 Update – May 6, 2020


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