As BC continues to move through its phased Restart Plan, we will continue to update this post with resources and further information as it becomes available. 

Last Updated July 28 at 8 a.m. PDT

WorkSafeBC has released several guides outlining how sectors should safely return to operations as we move through BC's Restart Plan. The guides provide information on developing a COVID-19 safety plan and understanding the risks; they also outline specific protocols for each sector. Associations within the various sectors have also been providing resources to assist their members with reopening, which are also outlined below.

WorkSafeBC notes: "Employers must also ensure they are abiding by any orders, notices, or guidance issued by the Provincial Health Officer, and the appropriate health authority, that are relevant to their workplace." 

Orders of the Provincial Health Officer:

Accommodations

Arts & Culture

Gyms & Fitness Centres

Offices

Parks, Camping & Tourism

Performing Arts

Personal Services

Restaurants, cafés, pubs, and nightclubs

Retail

Sports & Recreation

Wineries

General Resources

  • WorkSafeBC has a general guide to reducing risk. They have also created a six-step process, complete with a fillable PDF, that businesses can use to develop their safety plans, which you can learn more about and download here. As they reopen or resume operations, businesses are required to post their completed safety plans for employees and customers to review. 
  • Click here for additional resources available from WorkSafeBC.
  • Click here for more information on BC’s Restart Plan. 
  • Click here to review the BC COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Strategy, which includes further information on managing transmission.

Tourism-related businesses who have questions about the outlined guidelines, or about the government supports available to businesses, can register for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Resiliency Program. Delivered by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, this program provides one-on-one support to tourism businesses in the region.

Our Visitor Experience team is providing service at the Kelowna Visitor Centre daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 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.comClick here to learn more about the four-staged re-opening plan for the Kelowna Visitor Centre.