B.C.’s restart will be a careful, step-by-step process to ensure all of our combined efforts and sacrifices are not squandered.
For the different organizational sectors to move forward, they will be asked to develop enhanced protocols aligned with the Public Health and Safety Guidelines. A cross-ministry committee of deputy ministers will monitor the process and ensure overall alignment with the Public Health and Safety Guidelines and WorkSafeBC. The Provincial Health Officer will continue to provide input and advice as needed throughout the review process.
In some instances, this will require consideration by the Provincial Health Officer of lifting or modifying existing orders before certain businesses re-open. Businesses and organizations that are not covered by a Provincial Health Officer order may re-open or continue to operate but they will be expected to adopt and implement sector safety plans are they are finalized.
The Province announced three key areas of focus for businesses and citizens as they move toward reopening and recovery, including guidelines pertaining to:
- Personal self care (e.g. no handshaking, diligent handwashing and good hygiene)
- Managing social interactions (e.g. if you gather only do so in small groups)
- Implementing safe practices in organizations and public institutions (e.g. Ensuring social settings (kitchens, staff rooms) maintain best practice in terms of social distance)
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