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Month-long circuit breaker conditions announced for Northern Health region

New restrictions to last until Nov. 19, 2021.
Break the chain. Of transmission.

If you are looking to do anything in the Northern Health region over the next month – you’d best be vaccinated and have a provincial vaccination passport on your person.

In a story first broken Sept. 23 by the Dawson Creek Mirror -  Dr.Bonnie Henry has announced October 14 that new circuit breaker health restrictions for the Northern Health region that will take effective midnight tonight and stretch until November 19.

The new restrictions for all area parts of Northern Health (excluding west of Terrace and Kitimat) are:

-  unvaccinated people may not gather, indoors or outdoors, beyond their own household.

-  indoor organized events are for vaccinated people only – and are capped at 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.

-  worship services must be virtual services only

-  restaurants can continue to offer service. Alcohol service will be stopped at 10 pm. Nightclubs and bars with no food service are now closed.

-  each indoor and outdoor organized event planner will be required to have a safety plan, everyone has to wear masks, and all attendees must have full immunization through a vaccine card.

-  sporting events will remain at 50% capacity. A vaccine card must be used and masks will be required.

- the province is strongly encouraging those in the north to stay within their own community except for essential reasons.

-  any upcoming Remembrance Day events, residents will not be required to be vaccinated.

“We’ve thrown everything in but the kitchen sink – and we threw that in a week ago,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix this afternoon.

“We are stepping up restrictions. We are doing this to stop transmission,” added Dr. Bonnie Henry adding that enforcement of the passports would be supported by the province.