June 30, 2021 COVID-19 Update

Great news!!!!! The Provincial Government has announced that B.C. is moving to Step 3 of its four-step restart plan on July 1, 2021. 

What does this mean for 4-H in BC? As of July 1, 2021:

  • Many public health orders are replaced with targeted restrictions and guidance that are effective and efficient;

  • The mask mandate order under the Emergency Program Act is lifted as of July 1st;

  • Spectators are permitted at events and activities;

  • Increased attendance at events of up to 50% of the venue’s total capacity;

  • An Assumption of Risk and Waiver: Coronavirus/COVID-19 must still be submitted to the 4-H BC office by anyone planning to attend a 4-H event (prior to attending the event). Note: if you have already submitted a waiver, another form is not required;

  • COVID-19 Safety Planning Check Lists are no longer required, however Activity Planning Forms must be submitted using the Youth Safety Reporting System for the following events and programs:

  • Multiple club or regional events;

  • 4-H organized transportation and/or accommodations;

  • Higher-risk activities (i.e. skiing, water activities, paintball, woodsmen competition, operation of recreational vehicles, etc.);

  • Services from third-party providers requiring a waiver (i.e. archery or shooting range, trampoline park, etc.).

Youth Safety Reporting is covered in the 4-H Administration Course which is mandatory for all leaders – new and returning – to complete. For those that have not completed this training, please watch the leadership training page on the 4-H BC website for more course offerings coming this fall.

Mask Guidance

  • Masks are no longer mandatory, however are still recommended in public indoor settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.

  • No proof of vaccination is needed.

  • You are fully vaccinated 14 days after dose 2.

  • Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask after they are fully vaccinated.

Moving from Step 2 to Step 3 also includes:  

  • Maximum capacity for indoor organized gatherings of 50 people or up to 50% of a venue’s total capacity, whichever is greater;

  • Maximum capacity for outdoor organized gatherings of 5,000 people or up to 50% of a venue’s total capacity, whichever is greater;

  • Respect local travel advisories to isolated and remote communities and Indigenous communities;

  • Respect personal space and practice good hygiene, including frequent handwashing;

  • If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately.



This notice will be updated as new information is available.