As we navigate through COVID-19 restart and recovery, we will update this post with resources on current provincial health orders and with resources to support businesses, as they become available.
Last Updated July 28, 2021
As of midnight on July 29, additional regional orders have been put in place by Interior Health to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan:
- Masks will once again be required in public indoor settings and are recommended outdoors if you cannot maintain appropriate physical distance.
- Public health officials are not recommending non-essential travel 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.
- Please review the Interior Health Info Bulletin or visit the Government of BC for full details.
BC moved to Step 3 of its four-part Restart Plan on July 1, which included the return of Canada-wide recreational travel to and within the province. Find out more about this step of BC's Restart Plan and how it affects your business.
- June 30: Food and Liquor Serving Premises
- Read related Public Heath guidance
- July 7: Gatherings and Events
- Read related Public Health guidance
- June 20: Agricultural Temporary Foreign Workers
- April 11: Delegation: Workplace Closures
- March 14: Agricultural Temporary Foreign Workers
- Tourism Sector Restart Step 3 Toolkit
- Messaging Guidance from Destination BC (for July 1 until further notice)
- WorkSafeBC Guides:
- go2HR BSafe Online Training Course
- BC Centre for Disease Control:
- BC's Hub for Workplace Mental Health
- British Columbia Hotel Association: COVID-19 Recovery & Guidelines
Meetings & Events
- BC Meetings & Events: COVID-19 Safe Restart Guidelines
Restaurants and Foodservices
- British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association Resources (BCRFA): COVID-19 Resources
- Retail Council of Canada: COVID-19 Resources for Retailers
- BC Wine Institute: Ready to Reopen 3.0 toolkit
Tourism Industry Advisory Services
- Thompson Okanagan Tourism Resiliency Program: Provides complimentary one-on-one support to tourism businesses in the region.
Our Visitor Experience team is providing service at the Kelowna Visitor Centre daily from10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PDT while continuing to answer questions from visitors and locals by phone and through various online communication channels. If you have any business updates we should be aware of, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.