Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses "summer loving" amid Phase 3 of BC reopening

Jun 25 2020, 5:31 pm

With COVID-19 restrictions being eased this week as BC enters Phase 3 of its reopening plan, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie was asked for her advice on Thursday about the best approach for people who are in search of some “summer loving” at this time of year.

“Oh dear, these are the kissing questions again,” Henry responded with a chuckle.

Regaining her composure quickly, Henry said that when it comes to decisions like this, “I think there’s lots of things that we need to take into account, and it really depends on our own personal circumstances. So yeah, go outside, meet outside, decide whether or not this is somebody that you want to include into your bubble, into your space.”

However, it’s still important to “be wary yourself – of understanding that you’re going to bring your connections home.”

Ultimately, she said, decisions like this depend on each person’s individual circumstance.

“If you’re somebody who’s single and doesn’t have a lot of other people who may be at risk that you’re having contact with, then you can think about this in a different way perhaps,” she furthered.

And while Henry conceded that “we can’t stop it being summer and love still happens in the time of COVID,” she also believes that people “need to make their own decisions based on what their own risk is and the risk of those that they are closest too.”