Effective June 15, 2021
MASKS and PHYSICAL DISTANCING REMAIN MANDATORY IN THE PUBLIC MARKET and in ALL INDOOR spaces on Granville Island.
Personal gatherings allowed
- Outdoor personal gatherings up to 50 people (birthday parties, backyard BBQs, block parties) are now allowed. Note, you must have a permit to gather on Granville Island
- Indoor personal gatherings up to 5 people or 1 other household
Organized gatherings and events allowed
- Indoor seated organized gatherings up to 50 people with a COVID-19 Safety Plan
- Outdoor seated organized gatherings up to 50 people with a COVID-19 Safety Plan
Recreational travel now allowed within all BC Health Regions
Dining in Indoor and outdoor groups up to 6 people (not restricted to your household or bubble) and liquor can now be served until midnight
Capacity in the Public Market remains reduced from 1000 visitors at any one time, to 200 shoppers. Merchants in the Public Market are utilizing social distancing measures and capacity at their individual locations, as well as sanitizing and masks. In the case of Oyama Sausage and Lee’s Donuts, two of our most popular merchants, this means line-ups must remain outside.
Designated exit and entrance locations are clearly marked with signage in the Public Market, and capacity numbers are monitored every 15 minutes. In the event of capacity being reached, a lineup, or lineups, for the Public Market will be implemented by our Public Market Coordinators and security staff. This often happens on a weekend, during fine weather. All 18 exits continue to remain fire exits.
Masks remain mandatory in all indoor spaces. The Chief Medical Officer has recommended 3-layer non-medical masks as an added layer of protection, along with frequent handwashing and social distancing. Please utilize our many sanitizing stations for hands and touchpoints, and of course, continue to maintain a safe, 2 metre (6 feet/2 adult arm’s length) distance from anyone in the Public Market and across Granville Island.
The Public Market merchants ask that you support them and their safety by please shopping in limited numbers for groceries to comply with our social distancing needs in the Public Market. If using your own shopping bags, please do not put them down on the counter, merchants will pass your goods to you.
At this time, tours, groups and gatherings are still not permitted on Granville Island.
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, limiting capacity, monitoring for gatherings, and continual monitoring of government sources for the most up-to-date information and escalation 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/coronavirus/screening-measures
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/