SO CHAMBER NEWS AND UPDATES

Beginning today, Tuesday June 15, BC will transition to Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C. Provincial officials stated better days are in sight, but we must continue to do our part, get vaccinated, keep our layers of protection strong and work together to put this pandemic behind us.

We can now increase our much-needed social connections a little bit more. Whether it is travelling to visit family in B.C., having a small wedding or watching your child’s soccer game.
Public health safety protocols, such as mask wearing in all indoor public spaces and physical distancing, will remain in place. Step 2 includes:  
  • B.C. recreational travel – non-essential travel ban lifted. Out-of-province non-essential travel advisory continues;  
  • maximum of 50 people for outdoor personal gatherings; 
  • maximum of 50 people for indoor seated organized gatherings (e.g., movie theatres, live theatre, banquet halls) with safety plans;
  • indoor faith gatherings – a maximum of 50 people, or 10% of a place of worship’s total capacity, whichever number is greater – with safety plans;
  • maximum of 50 spectators for outdoor sports;
  • liquor service at restaurants, bars and pubs extended until midnight; and
  • indoor sports games (no spectators) and high-intensity fitness with safety plans. 

To view the updated B.C. restart plan four-step graphic, CLICK HERE
Our BC Chamber of Commerce network has released our Resource Guide for Small Business Resiliency. In partnership with the provincial government and funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, the Resource Guide for Small Business Resiliency has critical information collected in focus groups and from consultations with different sectors and industries from all economic regions across British Columbia including the Okanagan.

You can access this free guide through our #OkWeGotThis COVID-19 Resource Centre at the link below.

Federal Opposition Leader Erin O'Toole
Joins Regional Townhall
Friday, June 25, 2021 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM PST
This is a virtual townhall held on Zoom.

Our Okanagan Chambers and Boards of Trade are hosting the Honourable Erin O'Toole for a regional townhall. The leader of the Conservative Party of Canada will share his vision for Canada’s future focused on rebuilding our economy and safely getting Canadians back to work in every sector and in every region of our country. 

This is your opportunity to have your voice heard directly by the Leader of the Official Opposition of Canada and hear what his priorities indicate for Okanagan organizations that are facing significant challenges as a result of COVID-19.

"I know our greatest days are ahead of us, but we need a real plan to
ensure no one gets left behind." - Hon. Erin O'Toole


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