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.