There are fines for people travelling for non-essential reasons.
New travel restrictions in B.C. have been introduced, and locals can expect to see the changes on major highways.
The Government of British Columbia says all non-essential travel is banned until Tuesday, May 25, after the May long weekend.
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B.C. RCMP says that as of Thursday, May 6, COVID-19 travel restriction road checks have been set up at four different locations across the province. These are part of the province's attempt to reduce the local spread of COVID-19 by restricting travel between the following three regions: Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and the Northern and Interior regions.
Drivers can expect the checkpoints at the following locations: Highway 1 in Boston Bar; Highway 3 in Manning Park; Highway 5 in Old Toll Booth, and Highway 99 in Lillooet.
There will be signs at each location to inform drivers of the upcoming road check. If needed, there will be safe U-turn routes for drivers who don't think their travel is essential and wish to avoid the checkpoint altogether.