While provincial restrictions have eased substantially in Step 3 of the Restart Plan, masks are mandatory in all indoor public settings including public transportation. 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 at midnight on June 30 but the B.C. public health emergency will remain in effect through Step 3 to support amended public health orders.
Additionally, proof of vaccination is now required to access some events, services, and business in British Columbia. Starting September 13, individuals must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, British Columbians must be fully vaccinated to access certain venues. This requirement applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+) and covers; indoor ticketed concerts, theatre, dance, symphony, and sporting events; indoor and outdoor dining; casinos; movie theatres; gyms, pools, and recreation facilities; indoor high intensity group exercise; indoor organized gatherings like weddings, conferences, meetings, and workshops; and indoor organized group recreational classes and activities.