Can I invite my friends over to my place right now? None of us are sick.

It feels like things are loosening up. And we've been really cautious.

Victor

Victor

Burnaby, BC

Short answer — no, at least not inside. The public health orders prohibit gatherings inside your home with anyone beyond your core bubble, which is typically those who live with you. If you live alone, you can visit with up to two people you see regularly.

But, good news: the latest public health order allows for up to 10 people to gather outdoors, be it at a park or beach (or other outdoor public area), or a backyard of a home.

Bear in mind that since December 2020, the BC government has become more insistent for bylaw officers and police to ticket those who don't comply with public health orders. You can be fined up to $230 if you flout the rules, or up to $2,300 if you enable people to flout the rules (like organizing a party)

David Kandestin

David Kandestin

People's Law School
  • Reviewed in March 2021
  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada

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