After 470 days the B.C. state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic is going to finally come to an end on July 1 as the province moves into the next step of the reopening.
July 1 is going to bring Step 3 for B.C. and that means a return to usual for indoor and outdoor personal gatherings, and further easing of restrictions around the province.
Now we will see recreational travel in Canada, fairs and festivals returning like PNE 2021, and increased capacity for outdoor gatherings and more. Restrictions for liquor service are going to be lifted, there won’t be group limits for dining.
Masks are no longer mandatory, though people who haven’t been fully vaccinated are recommended to continue wearing their masks in public indoor spaces for now.
Green Light For PNE 2021 And Others
PNE Fair has announced that they are going to move forward with PNE 2021 now because of the province making it to step 3 of the reopening roadmap. They will be open but will still be operating with reduced capacity. The PNE 2021 will be open from August 21 to Sept 6 2021 and you can find more information about tickets online now.
That state of emergency for B.C. had been in place since March 2020 and is finally over now having been lifted as the province heads into step 3 of the BC reopening plan for 2021.
More than 78% of adults have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the region, and more than 30% have received more than 2 doses already.
Now that B.C. is in Step 3 it means people will be allowed to travel around Canada again, people will be planning sleepovers, and we will see more fairs and festivals being planned as well.
B.C. is steadily making its way across the roadmap planning, through steps 1, 2 and now 3, and it isn’t looking like it is going to be a lost summer like it was last year with a large number of activities now allowed and more businesses reopening.