Announcements for Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan Beginning in July

Please note the following COVID-19 update for June 30, 2021:

Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan Commencement Date and Additional Province-wide Updates – updated as of June 29, 2021

·        The Province has confirmed that Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan will commence on July 1, 2021.

·        The provincial state of emergency for COVID-19 pandemic response will be lifted and orders will begin to be rescinded after July 1.

    • Wearing a mask in an indoor public space will be recommended, but not mandatory, for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.
    • For gatherings:
      • Return to normal for indoor and outdoor personal gatherings.
      • Indoor organized gatherings of 50 people or 50% capacity of venue capacity, whichever is greater.
      • Outdoor organized gatherings of 5,000 people or 50% capacity of venue capacity, whichever is greater.
      • No capacity limits or restrictions on religious gatherings and worship services.
    • For sports and exercise:
      • All indoor fitness classes allowed, normal capacity.
      • Gyms and recreation facilities, normal capacity.
      • Indoor spectators of 50 people or 50% capacity of venue capacity, whichever is greater.
      • Outdoor spectators of 5,000 people or 50% capacity of venue capacity, whichever is greater.
    • Employers must follow WorkSafeBC’s communicable disease prevention guidance.
    • There will be no group limits for indoor and outdoor dining however, no socializing between tables will be allowed.

Note: The Ministry expects the Return-to-Campus Guidelines will be available for PSIs during the week of July 5th to 9th.

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response.  Please share this update broadly within your respective institutions.

COVID-19 Resources:

Private Training Institutions Branch

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

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