On December 22/21, in response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge, BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, issued a public health order closing businesses that are licensed to serve liquor (bars, lounges and nightclubs) that don’t have full meal service. As per the order, full meal service “includes food provided by a caterer to the premises, or available from a food truck located beside or on the premises, but does not include snacks, appetizers or tapas on their own.” The order is effective from December 22/21 – January 18/22 but could be extended.
View the public health order online or download the order PDF.
Businesses forced to close by this order from the PHO can apply for a the BC Closure Relief Grant. Grants of between $1,000 and $10,000 are available depending on number of employees.
Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors can help ensure that your BC liquor or cannabis business is compliant with current BC Public Health Officer orders. If you need clarity, guidance and implementation of restrictions, Thrive makes it easier than you think.Book a Free 30-Minute Consultation Today!