B.C. COVID-19 restriction changes in limbo in Interior Health due to regional restrictions

Interior Health remains under regional restrictions, meaning newly announced capacity limit easing does not apply here. IH said it expects more information on regional restrictions on Oct. 22.

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On October 19, the B.C. government announced it was lifting capacity limits on sporting events, indoor concerts, weddings, indoor organized events, and theatres, effective Oct. 25.

However, the changes do not apply where there are regional orders in place, including Interior Health, where capacity limits remain in place.

We contacted Interior Health to find out what, if any, changes the provincial announcement will bring for the Interior Health region.

An Interior Health (IH) spokesperson said the health authority is expecting an update from its Medical Health Officers on plans for IH on Oct. 22.

Until the update, all of the existing restrictions remain in place in IH, as well as in B.C. until the changes come into effect on Oct. 25.

An IH spokesperson said the health authority would provide an update when it is available.

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