COVID-19: BC venues expected to be hit with a 50 percent capacity cap

It is understood that venues with a capacity of more than 1,000 people, such as Rogers Arena, will be subject to restrictions until the end of January.

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The provincial government is set to move to 50 percent limits for places that can hold more than 1,000 people, a source confirmed to Postmedia.

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That would include Rogers Arena, where the Vancouver Canucks and Vancouver Warriors play, and Abbotsford Center, where the Abbotsford Canucks play, as well as Langley Events Center, home to the Vancouver Giants.

With the Omicron variant poised to flood the province and dramatically increase COVID-19 infection rates and possibly hammer hospital services, the province’s health authorities are hosting a press conference at 1 p.m. Friday afternoon to explain a series of health measures that will be in place for the next several weeks in an effort to reduce the rate of infection.

According to Sportsnet 650’s Randip Janda, the capacity restrictions will be in effect starting Monday and will remain in effect until the end of January.

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