State of emergency extended to May 25, 2021 & Province-wide restrictions

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Province-wide restrictions

(Translations: Traditional Chinese繁體中文, Simplified Chinese簡体中文, Punjabi, French, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi)

全省限制 (繁體) 全省限制 (簡体) ਪੂਰੇ ਪਰਾਂਤ ਤੇ ਲਾਗੂ ਪਾਬੰਦੀਆਂ

Restrictions à l’échelle de la province 주 전역 제약

Restricciones en toda la provincia القيود المفروضة في أنحاء المقاطعة

Mga pagbabawal sa buong lalawigan محدودیت ها در سطح استان


As B.C. moves toward its new normal, the provincial state of emergency is extended until  May 25, 2021.

卑詩省緊急狀態令延長至  2021年5月25


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By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and gatherings are suspended, unless they have an exemption. People and businesses can be issued a violation ticket for non-compliance. Learn more:  Violation tickets for unsafe COVID-19 behaviour


On July 10, the COVID-19 Related Measures Act came into force, enabling provisions created for citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to continue as needed should the provincial state of emergency end.

Quick Facts:

  • Between Aug. 21, 2020, and May 7, 2021, 1,974 violation tickets were issued, including:
    • 361 $2,300 tickets to owners or organizers contravening the provincial health officer’s (PHO) order on gatherings and events;
    • 54 $2,300 violation tickets for contravention of the PHO’s Food and Liquor Serving Premises Order;
    • 1508 $230 tickets issued to individuals who failed to comply with PHO orders;
    • 50 $575 tickets to individuals who promoted or attended a non-compliant event; and
    • 1 $575 ticket to an individual for failing to comply with the travel restrictions.
  • The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General is continually working to align the Emergency Program Act (EPA) enforcement orders with those of the restrictions enacted by the PHO.
  • Additionally, since the pandemic began, police agencies in British Columbia have issued 153 violation tickets to individuals who were in contravention of the Federal Quarantine Act, totalling $288,736.
    • The purpose of the Quarantine Act is to protect public health by taking comprehensive measures to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, WorkSafeBC has conducted 26,588 COVID-19 related work site inspections.
  • On Dec. 16, 2020, the Province announced enhanced enforcement measures to keep British Columbians safe and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. This included strengthening COVID-19 fine collection measures and asking provincial enforcement officers to support police and increase enforcement by issuing violation tickets during their normal course of duties or when in public places.
  • Declarations of provincial states of emergency may be issued by the minister responsible under the EPA.
  • The provincial government can extend the period of a declaration made by the minister responsible for further periods of up to 14 days at a time.