Household gathering restrictions now apply to all of BC

Nov 19 2020, 11:00 pm

BC has expanded its health order banning indoor and outdoor private gatherings with people outside your household.

Previously, only Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health residents were forbidden from hosting small gatherings with people outside their household. Now the order has been expanded to the whole province.

“Delay inviting over people for social events for the next two weeks. Particularly in indoor spaces,” Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.

However, BC’s definition of a “household” can include people you live with plus those in your core circle who you see regularly, such as a romantic partner you don’t live with, a parent or grandparent, or a co-parent who lives in a different household.

British Columbians can still go on a walk with one friend, and parents can still arrange for a relative to pick their children up from school, Dr. Henry said.

But for now, things like dinner parties, movie nights with friends, and house parties are off the menu.

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