(Mike Farnworth/BC Gov News)

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has clarified statements from Monday’s press conference regarding BC’s newest travel restrictions.

According to the Minister, periodic roadblocks will be set up, like the counterattack winter holiday anti-drinking and driving campaign setups.

Roadblocks will be set up at locations at places such as BC Ferries’ locations or along Highway 1.

This contradicts Premier Horgan’s characterization of the travel restrictions being “random audits.”

These will not go in place until the Emergency Program Act order is enacted.

“We are examining the use of periodic roadblocks only – like our usual winter holiday “Counterattack” anti-drinking and driving campaign – set up at places like BC Ferries or on Highway 1 leaving the Lower Mainland, to discourage recreational travel,” Minister Farnworth said on Tuesday.

Monday’s press conference discouraged BC residents to visit health authorities outside of their own.

More information is expected to come about BC’s newest travel restrictions on Friday.

Meanwhile, BC Ferries have closed their doors to those travelling to and from the island for leisure.

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