People aren't happy with the plan to open Playland this weekend

Apr 27 2021, 12:01 pm

The plan for Playland to open this weekend amid provincial travel and gathering restrictions has triggered a barrage of backlash online, with people expressing their anger, frustration, and confusion.

So much so, that Playland was trending on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Asked if she had any concerns or thoughts around the reopening, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said on Monday that Vancouver Coastal Health is working with officials “to understand risks and benefits at this time, and we’ll be working with them over the next week.” She did not offer any further details.

In announcing its opening plans, Playland said that amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it will be operating at a “significantly” reduced capacity, and COVID-19 health measures, including physical distancing and mask-wearing, will be in place. Enhanced cleaning procedures will be implemented as well.

“Playland will continue to make safety its top priority,” the park said in a statement. “Guests should comply with public health orders, and not travel outside of their local health authority.”

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