The following is a summary of the main Covid-related Public Health Orders which affect winery operations in BC. These orders change frequently. The links below take you to the actual written orders which set out the legal effects and requirements of each Order.
- Food and Liquor Serving Premises Order issued on March 12, 2021. Applies to the hospitality sector including wineries.
- Gathering and Events Order issued on March 24, 2021. Applies to many situations and sectors. Parts of it will affect winery operations.
- Workplace Safety issued on December 16, 2020. Applies to all workplaces including wineries.
Some of the provisions of these orders (and/or the interactions of the Orders) are confusing. Two earlier articles (2021 BC Liquor & Hospitality Industry Health Order Update and Covid Regulatory Rabbit Holes: What is an Event?) may assist in their interpretation, particularly on the issue of what is or is not "an event".