Thursday afternoon brought several notable announcements from health authorities for residents in BC, including an amendment on province-wide COVID-19 orders when it comes to gatherings.
During the press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the orders have been amended to allow for “outside gatherings” of up to 10 people.
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“This means your children can have a playdate with their friends – their safe group of friends – over the March break,” said Henry. “You can meet friends outside, for a coffee, a chat, a connection, a picnic in the park.”
Henry stressed that despite the amendment, there are no changes to the current restrictions on indoor gatherings. This includes bars, restaurants, and pubs.
Daily Hive has confirmed with the ministry that even when it comes to outdoor restaurant patios and bars, people should only be visiting with individuals from their household (with no more than six people per party seated at the same table), or for those who live alone, their core bubble (maximum of two people they regularly interact with).
With files from Eric Zimmer