Safety protocols for indoor in-person religious gatherings and worship services of any size are being reviewed and will be updated shortly.
Indoor dining at restaurants for tables up to six people, regardless of household, will also return effective immediately.
She said to prevent potential COVID-19 spread in communities, provincial travel restrictions will not be lifted until June 15 at the earliest, with recreational travel permitted only within residents' regions.
"In some places, let's say like Vancouver Island, where we're counting cases on a daily basis in the single digits, it certainly makes sense to loosen the mask mandate sooner rather than later", he said.
Dr. Bonnie Henry provided little information at the presser, simply saying faith-based gatherings would be starting this week, but as of Tuesday afternoon there were no more details.
Organized gatherings indoors can have a maximum of 50 people indoors or outdoors.
Outdoor recreational sports are now back on for adults and kids as well as low-intensity indoor fitness classes. Establishments must continue to follow their existing WorkSafeBC safety plans, and stop serving liquor at 10 p.m.
High-intensity indoor fitness classes will be acceptable after June 15 as well.
Approximate dates have also been provided for when the province will move to the next steps, although health officials stress that the plan "will be guided by data, not dates".
- Nightclubs and casinos reopened with capacity limits and safety plans.
A return to normal indoor and outdoor social gatherings can be expected.
- New public health and workplace guidance around personal protective equipment, physical distancing and business protocols.
The plan shows a return to near-normal in just over a month if cases and hospitalizations keep going down and the rate of vaccinations keeps rising.
Outdoor gatherings can increase to 50 outdoors, but indoor gatherings stay at a maximum of five.
- No limits on indoor and outdoor spectators at sports.
The good news, which some doctors are calling ambitious, came Tuesday during a briefing on B.C.'s COVID-19 restart plan.