Right now, using your COVID sense means getting vaccinated, wearing masks and continuing your COVID-19 safety steps.
Updated August 26, 2021
BC's Restart is a careful, four-step plan to bring B.C. back together. Getting vaccinated is the most important tool supporting our restart.
Get your COVID-19 vaccine.
Anyone 12 years and older can walk in and get a COVID-19 vaccine or register to book their first or second dose appointment online through Get Vaccinated. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out tips on how to talk to your friends and family about the COVID-19 vaccine.
By order of the Provincial Health Officer, proof of vaccination will be required to access some events, services and businesses. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. Learn more at the Government of B.C. website.
Wear a mask.
As of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, masks are required in all indoor public spaces to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as we approach the fall and respiratory illness season.
Regardless of vaccination status, masks must be warn in indoor settings. Visit our masks page for more details.
Continue your other COVID-19 safety behaviours
- Stay home if you feel sick or have any sign of illness.
- Get tested immediately if you or anyone in your family feels sick. If you have been tested for COVID-19, you must self-isolate while you wait for your results.
- Wash your hands often.
Practice physical distancing by keeping two meters (six feet) away from others.
Limit your time in common or shared spaces.
Avoid crowded places.
Bring fresh air indoors by opening windows and doors or using mechanical ventilation.
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Please continue to be respectful of people, communities, workers and businesses all working hard to keep us all safe.