Right now, using your COVID sense means limiting your social interactions to your immediate household.

Updated February 5, 2021

New Public Health Orders on province-wide restrictions were announced on November 19, 2020. These restrictions cover social gatherings and events; restaurants and bars; athletic activities; mask requirements; travel advisory and enforcement and are in effect until further notice based on direction from the Provincial Health Officer.

Fraser Health residents must avoid all social gatherings of any size.

Celebrate important moments with your immediate household only. Connect with people you do not live with by phone or by video chat. If you live alone, you cannot host gatherings but you can continue to see the same one or two people of your core bubble at each other’s homes.

  • Social gatherings and events

    Do not have social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your household or core bubble. For example:

    • Do not invite friends or extended family to your household
    • Do not host gathering outdoors
    • Do not gather in your backyard
    • Do not have playdates for children

    All events and community-based gatherings as defined in the PHO order – Gatherings and Events (PDF) are suspended. For example:

    • Galas
    • Musical or theatre performances
    • Seasonal activities
    • Silent auctions

    Funerals, weddings and baptisms  may proceed with a limited number of people and a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.  You can have a maximum of 10 people attend, including the officiant. 

    Review BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) information on event planning

    Receptions associated with funeral, wedding or baptism receptions are not allowed at any location, which includes:

    • Inside or outside homes
    • Any public or community-based venues

    PHO order - Gathering and Events (PDF)

  • Can I go to a big party or large gathering?

    No. Right now gatherings of any kind are off limits. Read the provincial health orders.

  • What should I do if I am invited to an important event, such as a wedding or funeral?

    Wedding ceremonies and funeral services may proceed with a maximum number of 10 people, including the officiant, and COVID-19 safety plans in place.

    Receptions associated with funeral, wedding or baptism receptions are not allowed at any location, which includes:

    • Inside or outside homes
    • Any public or community-based venues
     
  • Can I still participate in group physical activities?

    Businesses, recreation centres or other organizations that organize or operate high risk indoor group physical activities must suspend the following activities:

    • Spin classes
    • Hot yoga
    • High intensity interval training (HIIT)

    Guidance on other physical activities done with a group indoors will need to follow updated guidance that is being developed. These activities can stay open while updated guidance is being developed. This includes:

    • Dance studios
    • Martial arts
    • Cheerleading

    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. 

    Can I participate in sports games, competitions and practices? 

    Sport games, competitions and practices can continue with no spectators and no travel. 

    Travel to, from and between regions for athletic activities like games, competitions, training and practice is restricted under this order. For example, a team from Abbotsford cannot attend a training session in Chilliwack.

     

Continue your other COVID-19 safety behaviours

Always stay home if you feel sick, wash your hands often, keep a physical distance from others and, if you are in an indoor public space or workplace, wear a mask. If you have been tested for COVID-19 you need to isolate while you wait for your results. 

Please minimize risk for yourself and those we care for. We can flatten the curve, together.