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VICTORIA, B.C. – The provincial health officer says some restrictions will be lifted a day after the BC Vaccine Card takes effect on October 24th.
“I announced changes to the provincial health officer order, which lifts the capacity limits at some of the organized events and gatherings with the implementation of the vaccination card and the checking of full vaccine status,” said Dr. Henry.
At the weekly COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Henry said she will revise the provincial health order, increasing the number of people who can gather to 100 per cent capacity starting on October 25th. Currently, the order limits to 50 per cent capacity.
These changes will apply to indoor sporting events, indoor concerts, theatres, dance and symphony events, indoor organized events including weddings, funeral receptions outside, and organized parties.
Capacity limits will remain in regions where orders are in place, including parts of Northern Health. Indoor mask requirements will stay in place for indoor gatherings and events.
“We’re going to be lifting the requirement that everybody is seated at restaurants and pubs, to allow a little bit more freedom of movement with the fact that everybody in those situations will be fully vaccinated,”
Dr. Henry also gave an update on the impact of COVID-19 on children in K-12 schools, and it will be posted to the BC CDC website later today.
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