B.C. establishes essential services list


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The British Columbia government has released its list of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The province defines essential services as daily services essential to “preserving life, health, public safety, and basic societal functioning.”

Developed by Emergency Management BC in consultation with other government ministries and the provincial health officer (PHO), services deemed essential include plumbers, fire safety and sprinkler system trades, building systems maintenance and repair technicians, engineers, mechanics, construction work, in accordance with PHO direction, construction firms, skilled trades and professionals, and construction and light industrial machinery and equipment rental. Transportation, infrastructure and manufacturing were also included on the list.


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