Right now, using your COVID sense means limiting your indoor social interactions to your immediate household.

Updated April 15, 2021

Get your COVID-19 vaccine when you're eligible.

All eligible people can register to book their vaccine online through Get Vaccinated. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Follow the stronger province-wide restrictions in effect.

Up to 10 people may gather outdoors. Stick to the same 10 people. Continue to use COVID-19 layers of protection and maintain physical distancing.

No social gatherings of any size are permitted indoors or at your residence with anyone other than your household or, if you live alone, your core bubble

Between March 29 at midnight until further notice, the Provincial Health Officer is strengthening province-wide restrictions:

  • The variance allowing indoor religious gatherings and worship services between March 28 and May 13 is suspended.
  • Indoor low intensity group exercise classes are cancelled.
  • Restaurants, pubs and bars are closed for indoor dining. Outdoor patio seating and take-out or delivery is allowed.
  • Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is closed.

Safety recommendations

In addition to the orders, the PHO strongly recommends:

  • Working from home whenever possible, unless it is essential to be in the workplace.
  • Keeping your child home from school if they feel sick or have any sign of illness.
  • Getting testing immediately if you or anyone in your family feels sick.
  • Avoiding all non-essential travel.

Masks in schools

Public health guidance for K to 12 schools has been updated to support and encourage students in grade 4 to 12 to wear masks at school. 

Learn more about the ongoing province-wide restrictions.

  • Social gatherings and events

    Up to 10 people may gather outdoors. Stick to the same 10 people. 

    No social gatherings of any size are permitted indoors or at your residence with anyone other than your household or, if you live alone, your core bubble. For example: 

    • Do not invite friends or extended family inside into your household
    • Continue to use COVID-19 layers of protection and maintain physical distancing.

    All events and community-based gatherings as defined in the PHO order – Gatherings and Events (PDF) are suspended. For example:

    • Galas
    • Musical or theatre performances
    • Seasonal activities
    • Silent auctions

    Funerals, weddings and baptisms  may proceed with a limited number of people and a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.  You can have a maximum of 10 people attend, including the officiant. 

    Review BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) information on event planning

    Receptions associated with funeral, wedding or baptism receptions are not allowed at any location, which includes:

    • Inside or outside homes
    • Any public or community-based venues

    PHO order - Gathering and Events (PDF)

  • Can I go to a big party or large gathering?

    No. Right now large gatherings of any kind are off limits. Read the provincial health orders.

  • What should I do if I am invited to an important event, such as a wedding or funeral?

    Wedding ceremonies and funeral services may proceed with a maximum number of 10 people, including the officiant, and COVID-19 safety plans in place.

    Receptions associated with funeral, wedding or baptism receptions are not allowed at any location, which includes:

    • Inside or outside homes
    • Any public or community-based venues
     
  • Can I still participate in group physical activities?

    Businesses, recreation centres or other organizations that organize or operate high risk indoor group physical activities must suspend the following activities:

    • Spin classes
    • Hot yoga
    • High intensity interval training (HIIT)

    Indoor low intensity group exercise is prohibited until April 19 at midnight. This includes:

    • Yoga (Hatha)
    • Low intensity exercise machines and cardio equipment
    • Pilates
    • Light weightlifting
    • Stretching
    • Tai-Chi
    • Low intensity Barre classes

    Gyms and recreation facilities that offer individual workouts and personal training sessions can remain open as long as they have a COVID-19 safety plan that is strictly followed. 

    Can I participate in sports games, competitions and practices? 

    Sport games, competitions and practices can continue with no spectators and no travel. 

    Travel to, from and between regions for athletic activities like games, competitions, training and practice is restricted under this order. For example, a team from Abbotsford cannot attend a training session in Chilliwack.

     

Continue your other COVID-19 safety behaviours

Always stay home if you feel sick, wash your hands often, keep a physical distance from others and, if you are in an indoor public space or workplace, wear a mask. If you have been tested for COVID-19 you need to isolate while you wait for your results. 

Please minimize risk for yourself and those we care for. We can flatten the curve, together.