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With the announcement of Phase 3, smart, safe and respectful travel within BC is now okay. With information adapted from BC’s Restart Plan, here are some things to consider before your summer vacation this year.
Travelling in BC
Here is some information adapted from BC’s Restart Plan.
- Check before you go. Plan ahead to make sure the community you want to visit is welcoming visitors. Considering contacting the local tourism association or Chamber of Commerce to learn what services are available.
- Spend time in small groups and open spaces. Consider how you want to expand your social circle and who you want to include in your bubble.
- If you’re sick, stay home. If you get sick while on a trip, self-isolate immediately and contact 811 for guidance and testing.
- Wash your hands and the spaces that you’re in often.
- Keep a safe physical distance. Remember physical distancing guidelines.
- Come prepared. Arrive prepared to smaller communities if they don’t have the resources to support you. Bring groceries and essential supplies, if possible.
- Respect travel advisories.
This information is current at the time of posting which is June 25, 2020. For up to date information, please head to the Government of BC’s Restart Plan.
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Where do we fit in?
Yes, we are a provincial regulator. We are responsible for some very specific transactions in BC. We aren’t experts on COVID-19. We won’t – and shouldn’t – ever give medical or legal advice. But we are in a unique circumstance right now and we want to help people navigate the current reality. We don’t have all the answers, but we will do our best to share information from reliable sources, put it in ways that are easy to digest and understand, provide referrals and help you navigate this situation.
About Consumer Protection BC:
We are responsible for regulating specific industries and certain consumer transactions in British Columbia. If your concern is captured under the laws we enforce, we will use the tools at our disposal to assist you. If we can’t help you directly, we will be happy to provide you with as much information as possible. Depending on your concern, another organization may be the ones to speak to; other times, court or legal assistance may be the best option. Explore our website at www.consumerprotectionbc.ca.