COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES
Wine Growers British Columbia (WGBC) supports the BC governments efforts to maintain public health and safety. We work collaboratively with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Provincial and Federal ministries, Wine Growers Canada, Destination Canada, Destination BC, and other industry stakeholders and partners to assess current and potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our wine, food, and tourism industry, and to produce resources and communications helpful to our industry.
For the latest WGBC messaging to wine tourists in British Columbia, visit WineBC.com/ANewGreatExperience
CURRENT PROVINCIAL HEALTH MEASURES (November 2022)
Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged, but not required, when travelling by air, train, public transit or BC Ferries.
Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses and one another.
Gathering & Events
There are no restrictions on personal gatherings or organized gatherings and events like weddings.
Restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs
There are no restrictions at restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs.
The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians with non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages, seven days a week between 7:30 am-8 pm, at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 1-888-268-4319.
Ready to Reopen 3.0
Wine Growers British Columbia Ready to Reopen 3.0 Toolkit*
These WGBC resources (released July, 2021) are available to industry to assist in the continued prioritization of guest and staff health and safety.
*these tools are living documents as of June 1, 2021
Growth and Innovation Through Global Challenges:
The Economic Impact of the Wine and Grape Industry in Canada (2019-2020) by Robert Eyler, Economic Forensics and Analytics
What you need to know
The following links to official and trusted sources provide regular updates on the current COVID-19 situation and provide industry-specific information.
- B.C.’s response to COVID-19
- Destination BC, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
- Destination Canada
- Government of Canada
go2HR COVID-19 Resources
BSAFE Online Health and Safety Training Program
Key Links – BC Centre for Disease Control
Latest COVID-19 Information
Employers & Businesses
Who to follow online
Follow Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Twitter: @CPHO_Canada
Follow BC CDC on Twitter for regular updates: @CDCofBC
Hashtag: #COVID19BC #COVID19Canada #COVID19
Social responsibility social media graphics for WGBC members
BC wineries support the responsible enjoyment of BC VQA Wine. In securing the health of our communities during COVID-19, and in co-operation with messages shared by Wine Growers Canada, we now have BC Wine education graphics to ensure a responsible moderation message is received. Education graphics are available here.