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.
In her press conferences, Dr. Henry told us that she anticipated that the number of COVID-19 cases in BC would likely rise with the reopening of businesses and services as part of BC’s Restart Plan. This week, she announced that our numbers got higher than she’s comfortable with and there’s a possibility of explosive growth if we aren’t careful.
As British Columbians, we’ve done well in flattening the curve but we are at a critical juncture. It’s still within our control to not let things get out of hand.
- If sick, stay home — no exceptions
- Staying 2m apart (wondering what that looks like?)
- Keeping our groups small (avoid getting together in groups larger than six people)
- Not sharing drinks or smokes
- Avoiding crowded, closed or indoor spaces
- Having a designated contact keeper at parties
- Don’t party with people you don’t know
You can watch all of the press conferences on Facebook and other Government of BC social media channels.
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Where do we fit in in terms of COVID-19?
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.
3 thoughts on “How to socialize safely”
Do you deal with scams?
I sent money for a Roots clearance Outlet sale posted on Facebook in mid June.
$ 105.00 and think it is a fake site using Roots Canada products
Who can I go to for help and saving other. Canadians from sending money
Or know of someone who can check out this site , it is not sitting well with me
Hi Patricia, sorry to hear about your situation and we appreciate that you are sharing your experience with others. There are a couple of things you can do in this situation. One is to report the scam to the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre (link to the website here) and the other is to try cancelling your online purchase “contract” with the seller. This page on our website outlines more in detail and after taking all the steps, the last resort would be to request a refund from your credit card provider. Please read the page carefully as there is a lot of important information. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Why not with Roots directly?