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By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer, individuals and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce social interactions and travel. The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to Februrary 5, 2021, at midnight.

No social gatherings of any size are permitted outside immediate households

To protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities, all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce social interactions.

Social interactions and gatherings are limited to those in your immediate household only.

Travel for essential purposes only

Travel into and out of B.C. should be limited to essential travel only. Those who live outside these areas should not visit unless it is urgently required or essential. Travel through these areas should only be when needed. In addition, travel for sports is suspended for this period of time.

Indoor group physical activities

Businesses, recreation centres, or other organizations that organize or operate indoor, high intensity group fitness activities must suspend the following activities: spin classes, hot yoga, aerobics, boot camp, circuit training and high intensity interval training (HIIT).

High intensity fitness activities cause a sustained and accelerated rate of breathing and may involve close contact with other people.

Low intensity group fitness activities must temporarily suspend them or move to virtual options, until guidance is developed to allow these activities to resume. These include yoga, pilates, light weightlifting, adult dance classes, stretching or strengthening, Tai-Chi.

Low intensity fitness activities do not cause a sustained and accelerated rate of breathing and do not involve close contact with other people.

Gyms and recreation facilities that offer individual workouts and personal training sessions can remain open as long as they have a COVID-19 Safety Plan that is strictly followed.

Sports games, competitions and practices

Restrictions are in place for adult and youth indoor and outdoor team sports. Indoor and outdoor team sports for people 22 years of age and older are suspended. No spectators are allowed at any sport activities under the order. The only people allowed to attend sport activities are those that provide care to a participant or player, e.g. first aid. All organized indoor and outdoor sports for people under 21 years of age must follow viaSport's Return to Sport Phase 2 guidance with respect to maintaining physical distance for participants. This means games, tournaments and competitions are temporarily suspended for teams.

Travel to, from and between communities for team athletic activities like games, competitions, training and practice is prohibited.

High Performance athletes are now excluded from the adult sport prohibition, so they can travel and train together, and compete, but must still follow COVID-19 safety plans.

Structured extracurricular activities and programs for people under 21 years of age can continue to operate with a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place and must be supervised by an adult. These include educational programs, music, art, dance, drama, recreational programs, outdoor fitness, social activities.

Under the order, performances, recitals and demonstrations are not allowed.

Masks in public indoor settings

Masks are required for everyone in all indoor public settings, workplaces and retail stores.

Workplace safety

All businesses and worksites must conduct active daily screening of all on-site workers using their COVID-19 safety plans.

Workplaces must ensure that all workers and customers maintain enough physical distance, and masks are required in all workplaces for shared work areas and areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained, including break rooms and kitchens.

Questions and answers about the Provincial Health Officer Orders for Fraser Health 
- Updated November 19, 2020

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