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At this time, all in-person gatherings of any size are strongly discouraged.
Last updated: August 7, 2020 at 3:00 PM

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 August 7, 2020 replaces the July 27, 2020 order. See the latest Order of the Provincial Health Officer on Gatherings and Events.

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.  

Can I hold a wedding? 

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.

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