Things are beginning to look good as BC released its four-phase rollout on Tuesday, as the province begins to return to normalcy.

With more than 60% of adults vaccinated with their first dose and COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations steadily declining, the province is moving forward with the first step of a four-step plan for a careful and safe restart.

Included in the four-phase plan are details surrounding wearing masks which have been mandatory when visiting indoor public spaces since November 2020.

Beginning in early July, when the province rolls into phase three of the restart plan, masks will no longer be mandatory but still recommended — at this time, the province expects at least 70% of the population to be vaccinated.

In phase four, which is projected to happen in early September, wearing a mask will then return to a personal choice.

Until then, all British Columbians over the age of 12 are required to wear a mask or face covering while visiting indoor public spaces or face a $230 fine.

Click here for the full details of today’s announcement on the four-phase restart plan in BC.

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