Gradual ending for COVID-19 orders and regulations

The COVID-19 provincial state of emergency declared under the Emergency Program Act ended at 11:59 pm on June 30, 2021. Certain orders and regulations made during the state of emergency are extended to help with a gradual transition back to normal. Information on this page is updated frequently and is subject to change. 

Last updated: October 14, 2021

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Repeal timing for orders and regulations

This content is a summary of orders and regulations made under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) and added to the COVID-19 Related Measures Act (CRMA). It is not legal advice, does not provide an interpretation of the law and may not be an exhaustive list of all orders or regulations. We recommend you consult the CRMA and ministerial orders, Orders in Council and regulations made under the CRMA and the EPA for a full list. For information on Provincial Health Officer orders review the COVID-19 PHO health topic page.

Many orders and regulations (provisions) were made under the EPA during COVID-19. The CRMA allows a provision's end date to extend beyond the last day of the state of emergency (June 30, 2021). By extending the end date, businesses, organizations and local governments can plan for a gradual transition back to normal.

Each provision has a different end date, either a fixed date or a certain number of days after the end of the state of emergency, detailed in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2

Provisions that are currently set to expire in early July may be extended until later in the year, while other provisions may be repealed sooner than currently shown.


Schedule 1 orders

Items in Schedule 1 took effect on March 18, 2020. Review Schedule 1 on BC Laws.

 

Item 1: Electronic Attendance at Strata Property Meetings (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M114/2020

Effective: From the beginning of the state of emergency (March 18, 2020) to December 31, 2021

 

Item 2: Electronic Attendance at Corporate Meetings (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M116/2020

Effective: From the beginning of the state of emergency (March 18, 2020) to May 20, 2021

Repealed by: Finance Statutes Amendments Act (No. 2), 2021, SBC 2021, c 14

 

Item 3: Electronic Attendance at Credit Union Meetings (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M138/2020

Effective: From the beginning of the state of emergency (March 18, 2020) to May 20, 2021

Repealed by: Finance Statutes Amendments Act (No. 2), 2021, SBC 2021, c 14

 

Item 4: Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 2 [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M139/2020

Effective: From the beginning of the state of emergency (March 18, 2020) to June 16, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 172/2020, O.C. 391/2020

Replaced by: Item 21 in Schedule 2

 

Item 5: Electronic Attendance at Statutory Meetings (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M167/2020

Effective: From the beginning of the state of emergency (March 18, 2020) to December 31, 2021

 

Item 6: Correctional Centre Measures (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M193/2020

Effective: From the beginning of the state of emergency (March 18, 2020) to December 31, 2021

Regulation number: B.C. Reg. 25/2021

Effective: From March 18, 2020 to May 25, 2021

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 107/2021 (OIC 310/2021)

Replaced by: Item 32 in Schedule 2

Schedule 2 orders and regulations

Each item in Schedule 2 has a different start date. Review Schedule 2 on BC Laws.

 

Item 1: Bylaw Enforcement Officer (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M082/2020

Effective: From March 26, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

Item 2: Local Authorities and Essential Goods and Supplies (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M084/2020

Effective: From March 26, 2020 to:

  • July 30, 2020 for sections 3, 4 and 10(1)(b) that were repealed
  • July 9, 2021 for sections 10 (1)(a) and (2)
  • December 31, 2021 for the remaining sections

Repealed in part by: B.C. Reg. 194/2020, (O.I.C. 451/2020), which repealed sections 3, 4 and 10(1)(b), and B.C. Reg. 185/2021 (O.C. 432/2021), which repealed sections 10(1)(a) and (2).

 

Item 3: Limitation Periods (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M086/2020

Effective: From March 26, 2020 to April 14, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 172/2020, O.C. 391/2020

Replaced by: Item 7 in Schedule 2

 

Item 4: Residential Tenancy (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M089/2020

Effective: From March 30, 2020 to June 23, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 172/2020, (O.I.C. 391/2020)

Replaced by: Item 23 in Schedule 2

 

Item 5: Provincial Compliance Officer (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M093/2020

Effective: From March 31, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

Item 6: Protection Against Liability (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M094/2020

Effective: From April 2, 2020 to April 21, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 172/2020 (O.C. 391/2020)

Replaced by: Item 10 in Schedule 2

 

Item 7: Limitation Periods (COVID-19) Order No. 2

Ministerial Order number: M098/2020

Effective: From April 15, 2020 to:

  • August 4, 2020 for section 2 that was repealed
  • 90 days after the state of emergency ends for the remaining sections

Repealed in part by: B.C. Reg. 199/2020 (O.C. 453/2020)

Replaced in part by: Item 27 in Schedule 2

 

Item 8: Health Care Labour Adjustment (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M105/2020

Effective: From April 10, 2020 to July 15, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 188/2020 (O.C. 435/2020)

Replaced by: Item 23.1 in Schedule 2

 

Item 9: Prohibition on Unconscionable Prices for Essential Goods and Supplies (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M115/2020

Effective: From April 17, 2020 to July 9, 2021

 

Item 10: Protection Against Liability (COVID-19) Order No. 2 [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M120/2020

Effective: From April 22, 2020 to August 6, 2020

Repealed and replaced by: COVID-19 (Limits on Actions and Proceedings) B.C. Reg 204/2020 (O.C. 459/2020)

Replaces: Item 6 in Schedule 2

 

Item 11: Supreme Court Civil and Family Applications (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M121/2020

Effective: From April 22, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

Item 12: Encampment Health and Safety (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M128/2020

Effective: From April 24, 2020 to May 7, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 172/2020 (O.C. 391/2020)

Replaced by: Item 14 in Schedule 2

 

Item 13: Employment and Assistance (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M133/2020

Effective: From April 28, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

Item 14: Encampment Health and Safety (COVID-19) Order No. 2

Ministerial Order number: M150/2020

Effective: From May 8, 2020 to the end of the state of emergency

Replaces: Item 12 in Schedule 2

 

Item 15: Encampment Health and Safety (COVID-19) Vancouver Enforcement Order

Ministerial Order number: M152/2020

Effective: From 12pm on May 9, 2020 to the end of the state of emergency

 

Item 16: Local Government Finance (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M159/2020

Effective: From May 15, 2020 to July 10, 2021

Repealed by: B.C. Reg 175/2021 (O.C.420/2021)

For further information on COVID-19 legislation affecting local governments: COVID-19 Updates for Local Governments & Improvement Districts

 

Item 17: Electronic Witnessing of Enduring Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M162/2020

Effective: From May 19, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

Item 18: Encampment Health and Safety (COVID-19) Victoria Enforcement Order

Ministerial Order number: M166/2020

Effective: From 12pm May 20, 2020 to the end of the state of emergency

 

Item 19: Electronic Attendance at UBCM Convention (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M168/2020

Effective: From May 22, 2020 to 90 days after the end of the state of emergency

Ministerial Order number: M183/2020

Effective: From June 10, 2020 to August 6, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg 204/2020 (O.C. 459/2020)

Replaced by: COVID-19 (Limits on Actions and Proceedings) Regulation

 

Item 21: Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3

Ministerial Order number: M192/2020

Effective: From June 17, 2020 to:

  • July 10, 2021 for Divisions 4 and 6
  • 90 days after the end of the state of emergency for Divisions 1-3 and 5

Replaces: Item 4 in Schedule 1

Partially Repealed by: B.C. Reg 175/2021 (O.C. 420/2021)

For further information on COVID-19 legislation affecting local governments: COVID-19 Updates for Local Governments & Improvement Districts

 

Item 22: Commercial Tenancy (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M179/2020

Effective: From May 29, 2020 to October 1, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 223/2020 (O.C. 492/2020)

 

Item 23: Residential Tenancy (COVID-19) Order No. 2 [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M195/2020

Effective: From June 24, 2020 to July 30, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 195/2020 (O.C. 449/2020)

Replaces: Item 4 in Schedule 2

 

Item 23.1: Health Care Labour Adjustment (COVID-19) Order No. 2

Ministerial Order number: M220/2020

Effective: From July 15, 2020 to December 31, 2021

Replaces: Item 8 in Schedule 2

 

Item 23.2: BC Ferries Medical Travel (COVID-19) Order

Ministerial Order number: M256/2020

Effective: From July 30, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

Item 23.3: Gatherings and Events (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M314/2020

Effective: From August 20, 2020 to September 20, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 258/2020 (O.C. 566/2020)

Replaced by: Item 23.4 in Schedule 2

 

Item 23.4: Food and Liquor Premises, Gatherings and Events (COVID-19) Order [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M358/2020

Effective: From September 20, 2020 to November 13, 2020

Repeals and replaces: Item 23.3 in Schedule 2

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 269/2020, (O.C. 586/2020)

Replaced by: Item 23.5 in Schedule 2

 

Item 23.5: Food and Liquor Premises, Gatherings and Events (COVID-19) Order No.2 [Repealed]

Ministerial Order number: M416/2020

Effective: From November 13, 2020 to January 8, 2021

Replaces: Item 23.4 in Schedule 2

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 1/2021 (O.C. 0004/2021)

Replaced by: MO 13/2021 (under EPA)

Ministerial Order number: M425/2020

Effective: From November 24, 2020 to January 8, 2021

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 1/2021 (O.C. 0004/2021)

Replaced by: MO 425/2020 (under EPA)

Ministerial Order number: M480/2020

Effective: From December 27, 2020 to December 31, 2021

Ministerial Order number: M273/2021

Effective: From June 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021

B.C. Reg. 173/2020

Effective: From July 10, 2020 to July 10, 2021

B.C. Reg. 195/2020

Effective: From July 30, 2020 to August 14, 2020

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 212/2020 (O.C. 475/2020)

Replaced by: Item 28 in Schedule 2

B.C. Reg. 200/2020

Effective: From April 1, 2020 to July 10, 2021

 

Item 27: COVID-19 (Limitation Periods in Court Proceedings) Regulation [Repealed]

B.C. Reg. 199/2020

Effective: August 4, 2020 to March 25, 2021

Repealed by: B.C. Reg 292/2020 (O.C. 655/2020)

B.C. Reg. 212/2020

Effective: From August 14, 2020 to November 9, 2020

Replaces: Item 25 in Schedule 2

Repealed by: B.C. Reg. 267/2020 (O.C. 579/2020)

Replaced by: Item 29 in Schedule 2

B.C. Reg. 267/2020

Effective: From November 9, 2020 to July 10, 2021

Repeals and replaces: Item 28 in Schedule 2

B.C. Reg. 94/2021

Effective: December 18, 2020 to December 31, 2021

Repealed byB.C. Reg. 253/2021 (O.C. 552/2021)

 

Item 31: COVID-19 (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act) Regulation

B.C. Reg. 107/2021

Effective: April 19, 2021 to repeal of CRMA

B.C. Reg. 125/2021

Effective: May 17, 2021 to repeal of CRMA