Phase 2, which will begin in mid-May, includes:
- small social gatherings;
- a resumption of elective surgeries and regulated health services like physiotherapy, dentistry, chiropractors and in-person counselling;
- provincial parks open for day use;
- opening more non-essential businesses in keeping with safe operations plans;
- recalling the provincial legislature for regular sittings.
As of next weekend, gatherings with two to six guests will be acceptable, "as long as there's a strict understanding that no one will socialize if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, including coughing and sneezing".
In the next few weeks, British Columbians can also expect the return of services like hair salons, retail stores, museums, libraries, restaurants, pubs, office-based workplaces, transit, sports leagues, provincial parks and child care.
Learn more about B.C.'s Restart Plan and for more information, check out this news release.