COVID-19 Update: November 4, 2021

• Reminder: current provincial and regional public health orders
• Food and Liquor Primaries can sell unmixed drinks with takeout or delivery
• Updated COVID-19 workplace vaccination policy
• Indoor mask mandate extended indefinitely
• Federal proof of vaccination for travellers now available
• LDB Single Bottle Pick Service Update
• WorkBC Richmond Tourism and Hospitality Hiring Fair
• BSAFE Course Updated with Proof of Vaccination Protocol
Reminder: current provincial and regional public health orders
The following provincial public health orders are currently in place:
Face coverings
Gatherings and Events
Food and Liquor Serving Premises

The following regional orders are also in place:
Gatherings and Events for Northern Health Authority
Gatherings and Events for Fraser Health Authority
Gatherings and Events for Interior Health

Food and Liquor Primaries can sell unmixed drinks with takeout or delivery

Effective October 29, 2021, liquor and food primary licensees are permitted to package and sell unmixed drinks for takeout or delivery with the purchase of a meal, such as a glass of wine, cider, or draft beer, or an unmixed ounce of a spirit.

Maximum single-serving drink sizes specified in the license terms and conditions handbook apply.

The change responds to industry feedback from the Business Technical Advisory Panel and has the support of industry manufacturers following extensive consultation.

This additional choice for consumers builds on other measures government has approved in recent months to benefit liquor and food primaries. Earlier this year, liquor and food primaries were permanently allowed to sell full bottles of wine and spirits as well as mixed drinks packaged in single servings for takeout and delivery with the purchase of a meal.

This change will allow LPs and FPs to offer better value to customers, while focusing on their traditional role of selling individual beverages with meals.

LPs and FPs are prohibited from acting like, or promoting themselves as, liquor retailers.

Source : ABLE BC