(Communicable Disease Plan) Although we are on the road to recovery, we are not through it yet and new variants are expected. With that, although masks are no longer mandated, we respectfully ask that our customers and visitors continue wearing a mask indoors, and take care with social distancing and hand washing.
Please continue to use the many hand sanitizing stations around the Public Market and outdoor seating areas, as well as maintain social distancing. We have increased outdoor seating considerably to ensure our visitors are comfortable remaining outside to socialize.
Effective Friday, April 8th restaurants and theatres will no longer require a Vaccine Passport scan to enter their building. Capacity is no longer limited, groups are now permitted, as is mingling and dancing.
Individual merchants may continue to require masks in their premises. Business owners are making the best choice for the health and safety of their employees.
Please respect this.
BC Government Website –
Provincial and regional restrictions – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
Capacity in the Public Market returned to normal on July 1. In the case of Oyama Sausage and Lee’s Donuts, two of our most popular merchants, line-ups will remain outside.
In line with direction from global health authorities, we are continuing to take precautionary measures to help stop the spread of virus, including increased levels of cleaning and disinfection in all common areas, and continual monitoring of government sources for the most up-to-date information requirements.
Here are some helpful resources:
If you or someone you know is experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, call the provincial health information hotline at 8-1-1, or contact the B.C Centre for Disease Control at 1-833-784-4397.
You can also conduct an initial self-diagnosis at the provincial government’s HealthLinkBC page: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hwsxchk
Health Link BC: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/vancouver-coastal-health-statement-on-coronavirus
Government of Canada virus update: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
Measures underway at YVR (Vancouver International Airport): https://www.yvr.ca/en/passengers/travel-planning/takecare/covid-19-testing
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Statement on COVID-19: https://cruising.org/news-and-research/press-room/2020/february/clia-statement-on-2019-novel-coronavirus-outbreak
Joint UNWTO & WHO statement on tourism and COVID-19: https://www.unwto.org/news/unwto-who-a-joint-statement-on-tourism-and-covid-19
Destination BC website: https://www.destinationbc.ca/news/coronavirus-update/
B.C. Centre for Disease Control virus update: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)
World Health Organization virus update: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/