The rules and issues around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve and information changes consistently. Please take note of when our content was written and always go to the sources we’ve provided for the most current guidance.

Heading to the beach? Here are some safety tips adapted from Vancouver Coastal Health to help keep you and your community safe while enjoying a beach day.

5 tips to stay safe at the beach this summer

  1. If you’re sick, stay home.
  2. Remember to stick to small groups of 6 people or less.
  3. Be respectful of any rules or policies that may be in place at the beach you want to visit.
  4. Remember social distancing guidelines. Stay 2 metres away from others (this includes where you set up your towel and while swimming). Avoid sharing food, drinks, or sporting equipment (like frisbees or balls) with people outside of your bubble. Consider wearing a mask when a distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained.
  5. Remember to wash your hands and sanitize high-touch items and surfaces when necessary.

Did we miss anything? Share your tips with us in the comments below.

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Look through all of our COVID-19 related information on our website.

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