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Covid Relief Order Update for Wineries

This article provides a quick update on the status of the main Covid relief orders that have been issued by the BC Government over the last year as they apply to wineries and the hospitality industry. 

Relief Order Description Expiry Date Link to Order
Extends retail liquor store operating hours including manufacturer on-site stores to permit sales between 7 am to 11 pm. March 31, 2021 21-01
Permits liquor manufacturers to produce alcohol-based sanitizer products June 30, 2021 20-28
Permits food primary and liquor primary licensees to sell alcohol for take-out with a meal March 31, 2021 20-27
Permits expanded service areas in order to accommodate health orders related to physical distancing and capacity October 31, 2021 20-26
Permitted delivery for DTC sales from registered off-site storage locations. Note that this order has now expired October 31, 2020 20-21
Permits hospitality licensees (bars/restaurants/hotels) to purchase liquor at the same wholesale prices as retailers. Note that this order is subject to review as of March 31, 2021. March 31, 2021  LDB Policy Change 

Many of these orders have already been extended previously. It seems likely that many may be extended further beyond the current expiration dates listed above. It is also possible that some of these temporary orders may eventually be made permanent.


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