Province-wide restrictions have lifted.
Last updated: April 8, 2022
On this page:
- Gatherings and events
- Restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs
- Sport activities
- Visiting long-term care or seniors' assisted living facilities
Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but not required.
Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses and one another.
Masks and federally regulated travel
You must wear a mask when travelling by air and other federally regulated travel.
Masks and health care settings
You must wear a mask in all health care settings, like vaccine clinics and hospitals.
There are no restrictions on:
- Personal gatherings
- Organized gatherings and events, like weddings and funerals
- Worship services
- Exercise and fitness activities
- Swimming pools
There are no restrictions at restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs.
There are no restrictions on sport activities.
There are no capacity restrictions on visitors at long-term care and seniors' assisted living facilities. You should check with your local facility about their policies before your visit.
- Review Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – March 18, 2022 (PDF, 589KB)
During your visit
All visitors must show proof of vaccination before visiting a long-term care or seniors' assisted-living facility. Proof of vaccination is not required for:
- Children under the age of 12
- People with a medical exemption
- Compassionate visits related to end-of-life
All visitors (12+) must take a rapid antigen test before visiting a long-term care facility. Visitors can take a test at home up to 48 hours before their visit, or take a test on arrival at the facility. People attending compassionate visits related to end-of-life do not have to take a test.
All visitors are also required to follow safety precautions, including screening for symptoms of illness and practicing hand hygiene.