Effective July 1, 2021 - The Covid Safety Plan is now called the Communicable Disease Plan.
As of July 1st, masks are recommended, rather than mandatory, across Granville Island. That said, we prefer, and strongly recommend, masks are worn in the Public Market as we are now increasing capacity, and the Net Loft, especially if you have not had your second vaccine.
Individual merchant's stores, shops, studios and restaurants may continue to make masks mandatory in their premises as many of their younger staff have not had their vaccines yet. Please respect those choices and understand business owners are making the choice for them, and their staff, that they are most comfortable with.
Outdoor personal gatherings are now allowed, however you must have a permit to host an organized gathering or event on Granville Island
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/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/