Updated Provincial Health Orders

May. 28, 2021

New Provincial Health Orders

Travel restrictions for non-essential travel between regions remain in place until at least June 15 to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Fines can be given to people who leave their region for non-essential travel. Recreational travel in your region (Interior health and Northern Health) is allowed. 

Outdoor personal gatherings

Up to 10 people can gather outdoors. For example:

  • Up to 10 people can gather at a park or beach
  • Up to 10 people can gather in the backyard of a residence

Patios and outdoor areas at restaurants, pubs and bars are not included as places to gather with 10 people at one table.

Indoor personal gatherings

Up to 5 visitors or 1 other household can visit a personal residence. For example:

  • Up to 5 people from different households can attend a dinner party at a household of 4 people
  • One household of 7 people can attend a birthday at another household of 4 people


EPA order on masks in public indoor settings

Masks are required for everyone in many public indoor settings, as outlined in the EPA mask mandate order. A face shield is not a substitute for a mask as it has an opening below the mouth.

There are exemptions for:

  • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one
  • People who cannot remove a mask on their own
  • Children under the age of 12
  • People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person's hearing impairment

Masks are required in many indoor public settings and all retail stores. This includes:

  • Malls, shopping centres
  • Grocery stores
  • Airports
  • Coffee shops
  • On public transportation, in a taxi or ride-sharing vehicle
  • Places of worship
  • Libraries
  • Common areas of post-secondary institutions, office buildings, court houses (except court rooms), hospitals and hotels
  • Clothing stores
  • Liquor stores
  • Drug stores
  • Community centres
  • Recreation centres
  • City Halls
  • Restaurants, pubs and bars when not seated at a table
  • Indoor exercise/fitness facilities
  • Indoor sport facilities

You could be subject to a $230 fine if you:

  • Do not wear a mask in an indoor public setting, unless you are exempt
  • Refuse to comply with the direction of an enforcement officer, including the direction to leave the space
  • Engage in abusive or belligerent behaviour


Band office: 250-453-9154 -OR- Email: info@ashcroftband.ca

Health Centre: 250-453-9325