The transition to Phase 3 in British Columbia is soon to begin.

“Thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of British Columbians, and under the guidance of the provincial health officer, we are now entering Phase 3 of our four-phase restart plan,” said Premier John Horgan. “As we carefully turn up the dial on our activity, we can now look to travel safely around the province. But as we hit the open roads this summer, we must remember we are not leaving COVID-19 behind, and we need to continue to do our part to bend the curve and protect the progress we’ve made.”

A number of guidelines have been put in place regarding travel, like planning ahead:

* pre-trip planning and research on available resources at arriving destination;

* respecting any local travel advisories to isolated and remote communities;

* no travelling for anyone who is sick, and if symptoms develop while travelling – self isolate immediately and contact 811 for guidance and testing;

* practising safe physical distancing of two metres at all times;

* spending time in small groups and open spaces; and

* practising good hygiene, including frequent handwashing and cleaning.

“Like other activities during our COVID-19 pandemic, summer holidays and travel will be different this year,” Premier Horgan said. “We are asking British Columbians to be respectful of the communities you travel to and do your research before you leave. We will help people get the tools and information they need to navigate this new normal safely.”

Most businesses listed in the guidelines for Phase 3 are now safe to open.  Guidelines have been put in place to help hotels, resorts, parks, and the film industry in their safe reopening.

On Monday, June 22, 2020, government introduced the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, legislation to allow provisions created for citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to continue as needed after the provincial state of emergency ends.