BC’s Restart Plan

The government has announced a restart plan to help us come out of lockdown and get back to work safely.

During the restart plan  we still need to follow these rules to help fight COVID-19:

BC’s Restart Plan has 4 phases. We are in Phase 1 now. If low levels of infection continue, we will move to Phase 2 on May 14.

Phase 2 (from 14th May)

Phase 3 (June to September)

Phase 4 (when it is safe)

Resources to assist businesses and sectors as they restart their activities including new Health Guidelines and Checklists are available from WorkSafeBC.

What will happen when?

Seeing other people

We can now start to increase the friends we see. We can see 2-6 people outside of our house hold. We can have people over for dinner, still use social distancing and no more than 6 people at one time.

Parks Re-open

B.C.  will open its parks gradually to make sure visitors, staff and park operators can be safe.

BC Parks, recreation sites and trails that can be safe and provide physical distancing will reopen for day use only from May 14, 2020.

Some areas and facilities stay closed, including playgrounds, picnic shelters and visitor centres.

Check the BC Parks website for the most up to date information.

Camping Starts

Camping at provincial parks and recreation sites will reopen June 1, 2020, with some exceptions. 

Check the BC Parks website for information about camping in provincial parks.

Schools Re-open

We don’t know yet when schools will open again. When they do open again, schools will not be the same. Many kids will not return to the classroom until September.

The Government is looking at safe ways to get kids back to school.

More information is coming on this soon. If you want to know what schools and post-secondary institutions will need to do to keep students safe, you can check these websites:

BC COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Strategy (PDF, 634KB)  

BC COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Checklist (PDF, 320KB).

Child Care & Summer Camps Re-open

Child care centres and camps will need to make sure their employees and the children they are caring for are healthy and safe.

This will include:

  • checking of staff and kids every day
  • cleaning very often
  • making sure staff and children who have colds or flu do not go to child care or summer camps

If you want to know what day cares and summer camps will need to do to keep children and staff safe, you can check these websites:

BC COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Strategy (PDF, 634KB)  

BC COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Checklist (PDF, 320KB