As BC enters stage two of its restart plan, liquor service at restaurants, bars and pubs will be extended until midnight.
On Monday, the BC government announced that the province will be moving into stage two of the restart plan which will see fewer restrictions in place.
Starting Tuesday, June 15th liquor service will continue past 10:00 p.m. — which has been the restriction since March 29th.
Restaurants and bars, who together with the travel industry have faced the most restrictions, will also be able to host a maximum of 50 people for seated indoor organized gatherings with safety protocols.
There is still a province-wide mask mandate and restaurants, bars, and liquor stores will see business safety protocols and physical distancing measures remain in place.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC government has implemented liquor service bans on New Year’s and St. Patrick’s Day.
Until the provincial state of emergency and public health emergency is lifted, the government still has the power to ban liquor sales.
Restart Plan Stage 3
Stage 3 of the Restart Plan is set to commence on July 1st.
This stage is set to see the provincial state of emergency and public health emergency lifted.
For businesses with liquor licenses, that will mean nightclubs and casinos can reopen with capacity limits and safety plans.