Re-Opening Safely

We’re seeing talk in the news of gradually re-opening British Columbia to activities and business that have been closed. We’ve collected the information below on recommended precautions, so we can continue as a community to act carefully and responsibly in the face of Covid-19.

BC’s Restart Plan

From the Government of BC’s Website:

BC’s Restart Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.

Medical professionals speculate it could be 12 to 18 months before a vaccine is developed.

Until then, the challenge for all British Columbians will be modifying our behaviour and protective measures cautiously to allow for greater interactions without putting the health of our loved ones, friends and neighbours at risk.

How We’ll Keep Transmission Low: What the New Normal Means for You

B.C.’s progress in the fight against COVID-19 is a direct result of the sacrifices and decisions that we have all made. To continue to protect seniors and at risk people and ensure that our health care system can respond to this dangerous virus, means that we all have to keep doing our part – at home, in the community and at work.

Details on Province of BC Website

Guidance for local Business from VCH

Are you a local business, and you’re unsure what your requirements are for reopening? Vancouver Coastal Health has compiled a number of resources to give you guidance.

Details on VCH Website

Guidelines from WorkSafe BC on Safe Opening

“WorkSafeBC recognizes the importance of worker safety as businesses look to resume operations following COVID-19 related work stoppages or interruptions. The following materials provide employers with information and resources to assist them in ensuring the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 is minimized at their workplace.”

Details on WorkSafe BC Website