New Restrictions and Capacity Limits Announced by BC Government
The provincial government announced new restrictions on social gatherings, large events, and restaurants in response to a concerning increase in the number of cases of COVID-19..
New Restrictions on Events and Social Gatherings
Starting Monday, December 20, there will new restrictions on events and social gatherings including:
- Indoor Social Gatherings at Personal Residences – Limited to the residents of the household hosting the gathering, plus 10 people or one additional household. All people must be fully vaccinated.
- Events – All organized events of any size require use of the BC Vaccine Card to show full vaccination for attendees and the QR code must be scanned.
- Large Venues – Venues of over 1,000 seats must operate at no more than 50% capacity, and must have enforced masking rules and use the QR code to verify the BC Vaccine Card.
- Restaurants – Mingling and moving between tables at restaurants is once again prohibited. New Year’s Eve events and parties at pubs and restaurants are suspended. Seated, table-service on New Year’s Eve will be allowed – no mingling or dancing. No alcohol serving limits or capacity limits are being put in place.
- Sports Tournament – All sports tournaments are being paused and cannot be held.
- Boxing Day Sales – Retail stores are to have safety plans in place for Boxing Day sales to limit spread of the virus and to operate safely. See WorkSafeBC >
These measures are in place starting Monday, December 20 until the end of January 2022.
COVID-19 Resources and Supports
As the pandemic continues to unfold, the Burnaby Board of Trade is working to provide resources, guidance and best practices to help our members. Check our COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest information. Read more >