B.C. response to COVID-19 began with a provincial four-step plan to carefully bring people back together. While provincial restrictions have eased substantially, masks are mandatory in all indoor public settings including public transportation and proof of vaccine are required to access some events, services and businesses in British Columbia.
Provincial restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer under the Public Health Act and others are made under the Emergency Program Act (EPA). The state of emergency under the EPA was lifted on June 30, 2021 but many restrictions remain in effect to help stop the spread of COVID-19.