COVID Safety Plan (Communicable Disease Plan) updated May 20, 2022

April 5, 2022

    May 20, 2022 update 

    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.

    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.

    Visitors to Canada - Citizens and non citizens - After your arrival 

    https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-t...

    BC Government Website - Provincial and regional restrictions - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

    PUBLIC MARKET UPDATE 

    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:

    BC's Restart: A plan to bring us back together - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

    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

    More information

    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/