BC’s provincial health doctor laid new restrictions on parts of Northern BC that will effect the unvaccinated.

Health officials in British Columbia are enforcing a new set of restrictions in the Northern Health region, with the exception of Terrace, Kitimat, Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Stikine, and the Nisga’a areas.

Health Minister Adrian Dix stood alongside Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry as she set forth her new orders during a Thursday news conference.

Effective midnight, October 14, proof of vaccination with the BC Vaccine Card is required for all activities, whether inside or outside. Masks must also be worn.

“Personal gatherings, both indoor and outdoor will be restricted to fully vaccinated people,” Henry said.

“Only if you are unvaccinated or have unvaccinated people in your households, then you need to stay with your household only.”

Worship services may only be held virtually.

Bars and nightclubs will be closed completely, with restaurants offering full meal services allowed to remain open, albeit they must check vaccination status and stop serving alcohol at 10 p.m.

All indoor fitness classes and gym facilities can proceed at normal capacity with proof of vaccination, and sporting events will continue at 50% capacity, also with proof of vaccination and face-coverings.

More to come…

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard

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Reid Small is a BC Reporter for the Western Standard and West Coast Standard based in the Vancouver Bureau. He has worked as a freelance photojournalist and in independent media.

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