Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council

Province of British Columbia COVID 19 Response

MMIC Updates :Links & Information
Covid-19 Federal Resources:Covid-19 Canada
Covid 19 Provincial Resources: Covid-19 BC
Stay At Home Order: N/A
Business Resources: Covid-19 Business Support
Staff Resources: Covid-19 Employee Support
Dealership Sales: Open with restrictions
(Ltd customers & PPE required)
Dealership Service: Open with restrictions
(Ltd customers & PPE required)
Training Schools:Open (ICBC Road Tests begin July 8th)
On Road Riding: Local riding only recommended
Off Road Riding: Local riding only recommended
Competition Facilities & Race TracksOpen
Additional InformationBC Retailer

Jan 12, 2021

The Order had been amended effective December 24, 2020 (and published on the B.C. government’s website on December 29, 2020), to include restrictions on retailers (see section “L” on pages 20 and 21 of the order) limiting retailers. The order requires that retailers must:

  • Limit the capacity in their store to one person per five square metres of “unencumbered space” in “the part of the place to which the public has access”.
  • Document the occupancy limit in their COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan.
  • Ensure the capacity does not exceed the occupancy limit.
  • Where practical, take measures that customers maintain two metre distance, such as two metre distance indicators or signs, to guide customers waiting in line, or for any other purpose.
  • Where practical, clearly mark entrances and exits, and use one-way signage or arrows on the floor to guide patrons in moving in one direction.
  • Where practical, post or erect signs advising customers to move in one direction, keep moving, and avoid congestion at the end of aisles; and make hand sanitizer options readily available for customers.

The retail provisions are in effect indefinitely. Failing to comply with the Public Health Order could result in a $2,300 per instance fine (and/or WorkSafeBC orders) for businesses, hosts or organizers, $230 for customers or attendees per incident.  Courts can impose fines up to $10,000 and/or one-year imprisonment for egregious offences.

July 7, 2020

On July 8, we will be resuming road testing for all motorcycle and recreational trailers. Customers will be able to book these road tests starting July 7 by phone at 1-800-950-1498 or 250-978-8300. Motorcycle road tests will also be available for customers to book online.

June 26,2020

British Columbia – Premier John Horgan yesterday announced that the province is moving to Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan immediately. The new phase gives the go-ahead for accommodation services, BC Parks overnight camping, movie and television production, and in-person classes for K-12 and post-secondary. The  government also introduced the Economic Stabilization Act in the Legislature, bringing the BC Emergency Benefit for Workers into law and backdating the eligibility date to March 1, 2020. The legislation also confirms many of the previously announced supports from the COVID-19 Action Plan. Horgan’s government also introduced the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, legislation that allows for the provisions created in response to the pandemic to be formalized and unwound once the province’s State of Emergency ends. That said, the State of Emergency was extended yesterday for the eighth time, now until July 7.

From CBC June 20/2020

B.C.

While the province hasn’t implemented border checkpoints, the government is still asking residents to avoid non-essential travel over the B.C.-Alberta border.

The B.C. government website does note, however, that Highway 77 is closed in both directions at Petitot River Bridge (4 km south of the border between British Columbia and the Northwest Territories). The road is closed to non-essential travel.

For travellers heading into Yukon via Highway 97 or Highway 37, crossings are limited to essential travel only. 

Non-essential travel is prohibited into Haida Gwaii, a collection of 150 islands about 90 kilometres west of British Columbia’s north coast.