“B.C. is implementing a three-week ‘circuit breaker’-style lockdown, introducing sweeping new restrictions on indoor dining in restaurants, group fitness and worship services.

The province recorded 2,518 new cases of COVID-19 over the last three days, including a record high 936 on Saturday. Six more people have died.

The province announced on Monday that all food and liquor-serving premises must pivot to takeout or delivery service. Indoor dining is suspended, though patios will remain open.

People dining on patios should do so with their immediate household or core bubble only.

Indoor, adult group fitness activities of any kind are paused. Gyms and fitness centres are restricted to individual or one-on-one activities.

A previous announcement allowing for limited indoor worship services has been suspended. 

Public health guidance for schools has also been amended and now encourages students down to Grade 4 to wear masks while at school.

The Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort will also be closed.

B.C. also announced on Monday that, like many provinces, it is suspending use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 55.”

More on B.C. implements sweeping restrictions on indoor dining, group fitness for 3-week ‘circuit breaker’ via CBC.


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