The Government of B.C. have announced further orders to reduce seated event capacity (including concerts) to 50% regardless of venue size; Bars and nightclubs will also be closed effective as of Dec 21st. Restrictions will remain in place until February 16th, 2022.The restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) under the Public Health Act.
NEW GUIDANCE FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS
Indoor organized gatherings of any size are not allowed. Examples include:
- Sponsored or ticketed parties, celebrations
- Wedding and funeral receptions
Outdoor organized seated gatherings can have a capacity of 5,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is greater. For example, if the venue has a normal seated capacity of 30,000 people, 15,000 people can attend. Indoor events at venues can only have 50% capacity, no matter the size.
Examples of indoor events at venues include:
- Concerts, theatre, dance and symphony performances
- Sports events and movies
- Lectures, presentations and workshops
- Sponsored and ticketed events
Everyone must be fully vaccinated to attend.
RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS & WORKPLACES
WorkSafe BC has published a detailed guide to inform businesses of the new guidelines during Phase 3 and beyond. This guide provides information for employers to develop a communicable disease plan. An effective plan includes general measures to reduce the risk of communicable disease and additional measures for when there is an elevated risk of communicable disease. It is not meant for employers who have an existing exposure control plan related to communicable disease, such as health care employers.
We would like to invite members of the BC music community to reach out by email if they have any questions or concerns on the return of Music BC programs that were affected by COVID-19 and the public health orders through the past year.
At this time, we ask that any questions or concerns please be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC INDUSTRY RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Canada Council for the Arts:
Watch this space for updates on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting their programs and services: Important Information related to COVID-19.
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
COVID-19 Updates: Provincial Tax & Revenue Changes:
The B.C. government is bringing financial relief for people and businesses as we address the effects of COVID-19.
BC COVID-19 Provincial Information Landing Page:
COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool: https://bc.thrive.health/
The BC Emergency Benefit for Workers provides a one-time $1,000 payment for people who lost income. Learn more here.
For business: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/employers-businesses
For the public: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19
B.C. Government: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0086-000499
City of Vancouver: https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/covid-19-coronavirus-within-vancouver.aspx
Metro Vancouver: http://www.metrovancouver.org/
City of Surrey: https://www.surrey.ca/city-government/30805.aspx
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