British Columbians are now in our ‘new normal’ after entering Phase Two of BC’s Restart Plan, but we still must remain cautious to protect our community.
Security checkpoints will continue to operate at entrances to MIB Indian Reserve #2. Access to the reserve is still limited to MIB members, residents, staff and essential services.
One of the biggest changes Phase Two brings is opening up our social or physical ‘bubbles’ to people who live outside of your household.
Some helpful guidelines to remember, if you expand your bubble:
- Only visit in small groups (2 to 6 people)
- Gathering outside is best
- Avoid hugging and kissing
- Avoid crowds
When you visit with other people, they are added to your bubble, and everyone in their bubble is also added to your bubble.
The people in your expanded bubble need to be consistent for all of Phase 2, meaning it should remain the same 2 to 6 people– not 6 people one day and a different 6 people the next day.
TIP: Commit with your friends and family to limiting the size of your newly shared social circles.
The Provincial Health Officer asks that we keep our social circles small, visits short, and avoid sharing food or drinks.
“Our mantra for the next little while is: few faces, bigger spaces. Let’s remember to keep our space between us, and be mindful of those who may be more vulnerable in our families and communities. It’s the only way to maintain transmission low.” – Dr. Bonnie Henry
We all need to continue working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The best ways to limit the transmission of the virus:
- Physical distance (2-3 metres) from people you don’t live with
- Wash your hands regularly
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Stay home if you are sick, especially cold or flu symptoms
Members of priority populations, including Elders, caretakers, or people with health conditions, should continue to maintain Phase 1 measures and not visit with people from outside their household.
We know this is difficult and complicated to navigate. We all just need to do our best and act responsibly for the sake of our community.
“The path really is not black and white and that is the challenge we are all going to face,” Dr. Bonnie Henry said. “We’ve never done this before and we all need to try and do our best within the important guidance that we have.”