This section contains up-to-date information about reopening your business under the B.C. Restart Plan.
Current Phase Status
We are in Phase 3. Phase 4 is dependent on a vaccine or plentiful treatment options for COVID-19 emerging.
Phase 3 enables people to take part in smart and safe travel within B.C. Businesses that can open during phase 3 include:
- Hotels and resorts
- Motion picture and TV production industry – beginning with domestic productions (June/July 2020)
In the meantime, we should all still be following health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including practising physical distancing, good hygiene, and other little things that make a big difference.
About the B.C. Restart Plan
Since Mid-March, British Columbians have played a vital role in helping to flatten the curve and prevent the transmission of COVID-19. In mid-May, the B.C. government outlined the first in a series of steps we will take together to protect people, reopen businesses, and ensure our province comes back from COVID-19 stronger than before.
British Columbia’s restart will be a careful, multi-phase process that ensures the gains we have made so far are not squandered. Different industries will be asked to develop enhanced protocols aligned with the Public Health and Safety Guidelines and WorkSafeBC.
In certain instances, this will require a lifting or modifying of existing orders by the Provincial Health Officer before certain businesses reopen. Businesses and organizations not covered by a Provincial Health Order may reopen or continue to operate but they will be expected to adopt and implement sector COVID-19 Safety Plans when they are finalized.
In this section:
About the four phases
An overview of the careful process toward restarting B.C.'s economy.
Best practices for reopening your business
Understand what you need to do to reopen safely.
Developing a COVID-19 Safety Plan
How to create a COVID-19 Safety Plan for reopening.
Industry-specific guidelines and resources from WorkSafeBC and specific industry bodies.
Getting back to business
Tips and resources to help you reopen, operate safely, and market your business.