At this time, all in-person gatherings of any size are strongly discouraged.
: May 23, 2020 at 2:05 PM
- May 22 Order on Mass Gatherings replaces the March 16 Order.
At this time, all event organizers are ordered to limit all public gatherings larger than 50 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, concerts, theatres, religious gatherings or other similar events. A new order from May 22, 2020 replaces the March 16, 2020 order and includes an amendment of no more than 50 vehicles for outdoor drive-in events. See the latest Order of the Provincial Health Officer on Mass gatherings
The timing for a safe restart for activities requiring large gatherings is still to be determined as part of Phase four of BC's Restart Plan
. Opening will be conditional on at least one of the following: wide vaccination, "community immunity" or broad successful treatments.
Marriage commissioners can choose to proceed or not with weddings, as they see fit. Marriage commissioners may require further restrictions on the number of guests at wedding ceremonies to five people; the couple and two witnesses.
If physical distancing is not being practiced, marriage commissioners may refuse to proceed until the ceremony can be managed in an appropriate manner. Large weddings should not be planned at this time. For more information on weddings, visit the
BC Government website