Dear Hotel Community,
Following our formal letter submission to Premier John Horgan, Minister Lisa Beare, Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry last week, we were able to assist in writing revisions on behalf of BC accomodators to the Public Health Order to ensure there were no further restrictions on properties.
- The use of the term "premises" will no longer refer to hotels. This terminology has been clarified to apply to restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, cafeterias and licensed premises, including bars, clubs, nightclubs and tasting rooms
- The term "meeting" has been removed from the definition of events and the PHO does not apply to conferences held in hotels or elsewhere
Events may be hosted between 5:30 am and 11:00 pm on the same day. No more than four events may be hosted in one day on the same premises or in an area of the premises. There must be at least one hour between events during which there are no patrons present to permit cleaning and sanitizing
- Guests do not need to remain seated in a premise with a manufacturer's license (i.e. do not need to be seated during a tasting).
to review the full Provincial Health Officer Public Order.
We once again thank our government and Dr. Bonnie Henry for being open to discussion and their quick action to make the necessary changes in order to support our industry.
President and CEO
British Columbia Hotel Association