VICTORIA, B.C. – Starting Tuesday, June 15th, British Columbia will start step two of the reopening plan.

Premier Horgan, cabinet ministers Ravi Kahlon, Adrian Dix, Melanie Mark, and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry joined the live conference Monday.

“This means we will be seeing more people that we care about, visiting more places that we want to go and see, and we’ll be safely celebrating the major milestones that we’ve missed over the past 15 months,” says Premier Horgan.

The requirement to start step two is at least 65 per cent of the population 18 or older vaccinated with dose 1, as well as declining case counts and COVID-19 hospitalizations.

“We can all be proud of what we have achieved over the last few weeks. As I shared late last week the data shows us that we are in a good position right now. Hospitalizations, outbreaks, clusters in our community are all down,” says Dr. Bonnie Henry.

According to B.C.’s Restart Plan, here is a list of new things allowed in Step 2.

Consultation with the sector begins for next steps on indoor and outdoor organized gatherings.

“Step 2 ends the current travel restrictions in British Columbia; however, we are advising against non-essential travel from out of province,” says Horgan.

Consultation with sector associations begins for next steps on easing restrictions.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.