What you need to know about the new mask orders in BC
Updated June 30th, 1:30 PST.
The Government of BC has announced Step 3 of the Restart plan, and the most significant change is that masks will not be ordered to be worn after July 1, 2021. More specifically, masks are only recommended for anyone over the age of 12 who has not received 2 COVID-19 vaccination shots.
Fully vaccinated means 14 days after a second shot.
This applies to workplaces as well. Provided they have 2 COVID-19 vaccinations, clients are not required by provincial health orders to wear a mask and staff working in a salon, spa, or barbershop fall under the same changes.
Simply put, if you are double vaccinated, you may be indoors without a mask since there are no provincial health orders which require it. We do provide a recommendation at the end of this article.
What stays in place?
Physical barriers such as plexiglass, surface cleaning, hand hygiene, respecting personal space, staying home if you are not feeling well, and rescheduling clients who report symptoms. In addition, you may be under a local area restriction, so if you are in doubt, check with your municipality.
A deeper look
Let’s take a deeper look at what this means and how you as a BeautyCouncil member can best strategize a plan to tackle these changes.
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