As of July 29, additional regional public health measures have been put in place by Interior Health, for Kelowna and the Central Okanagan, to help reduce COVID-19 transmission. We ask visitors and residents to follow these guidelines to keep our community and each other safe.
Public health officials are not recommending travel to or from the region for those who have not been fully vaccinated. Those who have been vaccinated may continue to travel, and we ask they do so safely and responsibly. For additional information about current public health measures in the Central Okanagan, please visit the Government of BC website.
The health and safety of our community is our collective priority. We support and appreciate the work being done to manage the public health issue and extend our gratitude to travellers and residents for following public health recommendations and guidelines.
As part of the additional regional measures, individuals (12 and up) are required to wear a mask in indoor settings and officials are recommending individuals wear a mask in outdoor settings where physical distance cannot be maintained.
BC is now in Step 3 of its Restart Plan. which allows Canada-wide recreational travel to and within the province. As part of this step, businesses will transition from COVID-19 Safety Plans to communicable disease prevention plans, which "focus on appropriate handwashing and hygiene, ventilation, and staying home when sick;" some businesses will still have physical barriers in place. Many of the previous province-wide restrictions have been amended or removed as a part of Step 3.
While businesses have done a lot of work, the province has outlined Golden Rules for Everybody to keep all of us safe as we make our way through BC's Restart Plan:
As an added safety measure, it is a good idea to bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you for situations where you are unable to wash your hands.
For more information about what to expect when travelling, visit Destination BC's Know Before You Go webpage.