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 April 27 at 1:30 p.m. PDT

BC's phased Restart Plan is currently on hold for the duration of current province-wide restrictions, which were put into place on November 19 and have been extended until further notice.

April 23 Update:

From 11:59 p.m. on March 29 until midnight on May 25, additional province-wide restrictions have been put in place by BC's provincial government. These include:

  • Restaurants, pubs, and bars must close for indoor dining; outdoor dining and takeout/delivery can continue. 
  • Indoor group fitness classes cannot take place.  
  • The variance allowing indoor religious gatherings is suspended.
  • Workplaces with a COVID-19 exposure may be ordered to close for a minimum of 10 days.

An additional order restricting non-essential travel was put in place under the Emergency Program Act on Friday, April 23. Click here for more details and for messaging guidance. 

Orders of the Provincial Health Officer:


General Resources


Sector-Specific Resources

During the initial return to operations as part of BC's Restart Plan, WorkSafeBC released guides with sector-specific protocols, along with information on developing a COVID-19 safety plan and understanding the risks. Associations within the various sectors have also been providing resources to assist their members through the reopening and recovery phases.

Arts & Culture
Meetings & Events
Gyms & Fitness Centres
Parks, Camping & Tourism
Performing Arts
Personal Services
Restaurants, cafés, pubs, and nightclubs
Ski Area Operations
Sports & Recreation

Click here for additional resources available from WorkSafeBC.


Tourism Industry Advisory Services


Our Visitor Experience team is providing service at the Kelowna Visitor Centre daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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