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

Last Updated October 13 at 3:30 p.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:

General Resources

Sector-Specific Resources

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-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.