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B.C. to allow gyms to reopen Jan. 20, but extends other restrictions

COVID-19 safety plans, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a media briefing.These plans include occupancy limits based on seven square metres per person, up to a maximum of 25 people per space, Henry added.The vaccine card will still be required to enter gyms or fitness centres. The province considers those with two COVID-19 shots (or one Johnson & Johnson shot) as fully vaccinated.Masks must be worn at all times with the exception of when someone is exercising, Henry said but if people can keep their masks on when exercising, that is best.There will be no changes for the B.C.

vaccine card program, Henry said Tuesday.The province has extended all other restrictions, including the 50-per-cent capacity limit for all venues, and keeping bars and clubs closed, until they are reviewed Feb. 16.On Monday, the B.C. government quietly ordered the closure of gyms, fitness centres, bars and other facilities until further notice.

The restriction had been set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. It was not clear at the time whether the order would be reinstated in some form at the Tuesday afternoon briefing, creating confusion for business owners.Henry apologized for that confusion at the top of the media briefing on Tuesday.The previous December 22nd orders had end dates of 12:01 am, Tuesday, January 18.  Dr.

Henry will be providing an update on the new orders on Tuesday, January 18 – this updated order was made to ensure the order remained in place until Dr. Henry spoke about them on Tuesday.— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) January 18, 2022NEW – The province has updated the gatherings order to remove the end time of January 18, 12:01 a.m. The order is now in place indefinitely keeping gyms and bars closed.

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COVID-19 safety plans, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a media briefing.These plans include occupancy limits based on seven square metres per person, up to a maximum of 25 people per space, Henry added.The vaccine card will still be required to enter gyms or fitness centres. The province considers those with two COVID-19 shots (or one Johnson & Johnson shot) as fully vaccinated.Masks must be worn at all times with the exception of when someone is exercising, Henry said but if people can keep their masks on when exercising, that is best.There will be no changes for the B.C.
Legislative bureau chief Keith Baldrey explains what British Columbians should be aware of in the COVID-19 trends in the coming weeks, including details of Tuesday’s briefing with provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

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