Two Constables of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) were married on Friday, despite having to cancel their original plans due to regulations surrounding social distancing.
Instead, family and friends joined over live video as the couple exchanged their vows.
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Congratulations ❤️ to these two VPD Constables, who found a way to #tietheknot after their original plans were thwarted for the purpose of #SocialDisdancing. Friends and family joined the event on a live video chat! #overcomingobstacles pic.twitter.com/X3u883oYjJ
— VPD Mounted Unit (@VPDHorses) April 3, 2020
According to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC), during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all in-person gatherings are strongly discouraged.
Additionally, the federal government has outlined various measures on its website to be taken to reduce the amount of time that individuals spend together in congregated crowds or spaces that may be congested to minimize the spread of coronavirus further.
“It is crucial that individuals follow quarantine and self-isolation recommendations properly to prevent transmission of COVID-19 to others in the home setting or in the community,” the site explains.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Health Minister Adrian Dix, announced in the Public Health Act that business-owners of British Columbia are prohibited from organizing gatherings over 50 people.
However, they and other health officials, as well as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urge residents that it is not safe to gather with anyone outside your household at all.
Luckily, this couple was able to make the most of their situation. And although family and friends were not able to physically be there, at least they can take solace in the fact that they were able to witness the union virtually.