Communicable Disease Plan (updated September 8, 2021)

September 8, 2021

Mask use and "Vaccine Passport" update, for Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 

By order of the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, masks are required in ALL INDOOR public spaces. Please continue to use the many hand sanitizing stations around the Public Market and outdoor seating areas, as well as maintain social distancing.  

Effective September 13th, by order of the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, you must present a valid "Vaccine Passport" to access many locations on Granville Island (see list below). Exemptions to this order i.e., those locations that DO NOT require a vaccine passport, are the Public Market building, including the Public Market food court, Net Loft businesses and Pedro's Organic Coffee House.

 A valid vaccine passport must be presented to access the following;  

  • Indoor concerts, theatre, dance and symphony events
  • Licensed restaurants and restaurants that offer table service (indoor and patio dining)
  • Pubs, bars and lounges (indoor and patio dining) (includes tasting rooms, distilleries and breweries) 
  • Gyms, exercise facilities/studios, pools and recreation facilities (False Creek Community Centre, yoga studios)  
  • Indoor adult group and team sports for people 22 years old or older 
  • Indoor organized events with 50 or more people
  • Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery, art, textile classes and choir 

The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022. For further information on the passport, and how to download a QR code for your phone, or a print version, go to gov.bc.ca/VaccineCard-Businesses 

Outdoor personal gatherings are now allowed, however you must have a permit to host an organized gathering or event on Granville Island

PUBLIC MARKET UPDATE Open 9 am - 6 pm daily (except Christmas Day) 

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. The use of masks is mandatory.

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/