Skip to main content

Event Planning

When planning a wedding, funeral, baptism, or support group or business meeting, keep group sizes small; large in-person gatherings and events are suspended.
Last updated: March 25, 2021

Events included in the Provincial Health Officer Gatherings and Events order are suspended such as galas, seasonal activities, and artistic performances. Learn more about the current province-wide restrictions.

Can I hold a wedding or funeral?

Indoor funerals, weddings, baptisms and other similar events may proceed with a limited number of people and a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place. You can have a maximum of 10 people attend, including the officiant. There should be no receptions of any kind inside or outside in any venue including homes or community-based venues. 

Funerals conducted by a religious body may be held outdoors with up to 50 people in attendance, plus 2 extra people to make sure rules are followed. People must not gather or socially engage before, during and after the funeral service.

Event organizers must keep a record of the names and contact information of the people who attend events. This record will help public health conduct contact tracing in the event an attendee tests positive for COVID-19.

Where can I find information about community-based events?

For more information on community gatherings like church services and farmers’ markets, please visit the community settings page. Places of worship are considered public spaces and are subject to PHO orders on events, gatherings, and the use of public spaces.

Other Resources 

SOURCE: Event Planning ( )
Page printed: . Unofficial document if printed. Please refer to SOURCE for latest information.

Copyright © BC Centre for Disease Control. All Rights Reserved.

    Copyright © 2021 Provincial Health Services Authority.