COVID-19 Update – November 18, 2021 – Revisions to PHO Gatherings and Events Order

Please note the COVID-19 update for November 18, 2021:

Gatherings and Events Order Update:

      The Provincial Health Officer updated the Gatherings and Events Order on November 16, 2021 and published the order on November 17, 2021.  The changes include the following clarifications:

  • The proof of vaccination requirement does not apply to educational activities, including a practicum or research, involving students or researchers of post-secondary institutions when provided or arranged by a post-secondary institution.
  • Events that are subject to requirements for participants to be seated include entertainment (e.g., theatrical productions or dance performances), musicals (e.g., concerts), business presentations or workshops, and social events including sponsored or ticketed parties.
  • This order expires at 12:01 A.M. on January 31, 2022.

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:

·         COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines are hosted on government’s public website.

·         Guidance and recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer are available online at the COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information website.

·         If you require advice regarding a potential COVID-19 case, please contact your local Medical Health Officer.

·         WorksafeBC guidance is available on communicable disease prevention plans.