COVID-19 Measures

Health & Safety 

Many tourism-related businesses such as restaurants and hotels have made many changes and adjustments to ensure the health and safety of guests and their employees.

On this page, outlined is a high-level overview of what businesses have done, what procedures are in place, and what you can do to take precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone. 

Business COVID-19 Measures

All businesses in BC had to develop a COVID-19 safety plan, following the guidance of WorkSafeBC. Steps within this document include: accessing all of the risk areas, such as high contact areas, and outlining what measures were put in place to reduce the risks. Some of the measures include: the elimination of unnecessary touch-points, implementing barriers, reducing occupancy capacity, increased cleaning procedures, and putting up additional signage encouraging 2 meters (6 feet) distances are met. As well, everyone indoors must wear a mask and groups of no more than 6 people can be together, this includes restaurant bookings, guided tours, and wine tastings. 

Many businesses also offer:

  • Sanitization stations
  • No contact services 
  • Touchless temperature check of guests (primarily airlines)
  • Contact tracing 

Public COVID-19 Measures

Although businesses have done much of the work ensuring that everyone stays safe. There are a few additional measures that the public should adhere to. 

Those measures are as follows:

  • Maximum of 6 people per group
  • Wear a mask in indoor spaces
  • Maintain 2 meters (6 feet) between yourself and other people

As an added safety measure it is a good idea to bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you, in situations where you are unable to wash your hands. 


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