Province-wide restrictions

Province-wide restrictions have lifted.

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Last updated: April 6, 2023

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Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. 

Masks are encouraged, but not required, when travelling by air, train, public transit or BC Ferries.

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 health-care settings

Wearing masks in most health-care settings and units is a personal choice and not required by public health.

In some health-care settings, you must wear a medical mask when requested by a health-care professional. 

Gatherings and events

There are no restrictions on:

  • Personal gatherings
  • Organized gatherings and events, like weddings and funerals
  • Worship services
  • Exercise and fitness activities
  • Swimming pools

Restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs

There are no restrictions at restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Sport activities

There are no restrictions on sport activities.

Visiting long-term care or seniors' assisted living facilities

There are no 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.

People who are sick or have symptoms of illness should not visit long-term care and seniors' assisted living sites.

Visitors are expected to follow the precautions at each facility, including:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Respiratory etiquette like coughing into your elbow, throwing away used tissues into a waste bin, and washing your hands or using a sanitized immediately after
  • Respecting personal space
  • Mask wearing, when appropriate or as requested by a health-care professional