BC's Restart Plan

The BC Restart Plan takes a phased approach to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Each phase provides guidance for individuals and businesses.

Last updated: November 18, 2020

How we move between phases

We move between phases on the basis of:

  1. Effectiveness of intervention measures in British Columbia and elsewhere
  2. New scientific knowledge about COVID-19

All British Columbians have a role to play in reducing the possibility of transmission. We must continue to take it slow and be cautious to progress through the phases. B.C.'s safe restart is not a recovery from COVID-19, but the next stage of our response as we learn to live with the virus. 

What we're watching to ease restrictions

14-day incubation period

  • Monitoring incubation periods in relation to policy changes, like opening up businesses

COVID-19 cases

  • Tracking how many confirmed and recovered cases

New outbreaks

  • Monitoring if outbreaks are connected, including the location, size and severity

What's happening elsewhere

  • Noting how other jurisdictions respond to the pandemic