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 January 26, 2021, at 12 p.m. PST

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 through until midnight on February 5, 2021.

 

Orders of the Provincial Health Officer:

  • January 8: Gatherings and Events
    • All in-person events and community-based gatherings as defined in the above order are suspended as part of the province-wide restrictions.
    • Repeals and replaces the Vending Merchandise at Markets order from May 28. 
  • December 30: Food and Liquor Serving Premises
  • December 16: Workplace Safety
    • Among directives listed, employers are instructed to review their COVID-19 Safety Plans, ensure workers are carrying out daily health checks, and allowing employees to work from home, when possible. 

 

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.

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

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 info@tourismkelowna.com