BC health officials announced today that the Province is officially entering Step 2 of its COVID restart plan beginning June 15th, and that means some good news for restaurants and bars.
The announcement was made on Monday morning at a joint press conference with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.
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While parties dining out at restaurants, bars, and pubs are still limited to groups of up to 6 people in Step 2 (not restricted to your household or bubble), liquor can now be served until midnight for the service industry.
“In terms of the food and liquor service premises order, it’s now amended to allow for liquor service in restaurants, bars, and pubs to be extended until 12 am midnight,” said Henry.
Physical distancing and masks continue to be required in public indoor settings.
As a part of Step 1 (May 25 to June 14), liquor was permitted to be served only until 10 pm across the province.
Looks like we’ll soon have two more hours to indulge when we’re supporting our local businesses — cheers to that!
With files from Amir Ali