The BC Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch has updated liquor manufacturer picnic area endorsement policies in an effort to transition from Temporary Expanded Service Areas to permanent expanded service areas.
Temporary Expanded Service Areas (TESA) were put in place to help BC liquor and food service businesses accommodate social distancing requirements during the pandemic.
The relaxation of liquor manufacturer picnic area endorsement policies and the introduction of permanent extended service areas allow BC liquor manufacturer licensees to keep their temporary service areas beyond the June 1/22 TESA expiry date.
Under the old picnic area endorsement policy, being replace by the new policy directive 22-01 (PDF), picnic areas:
Policy directive 22-01, issued on February 25, 2022, amends the old policy so that picnic areas:
The BC Liquor Manufacturers Terms and Conditions Handbook (PDF) has been updated to reflect these policy changes.
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