B.C. police won’t do random roadside checks: public safety minister

B.C. police won’t do random roadside checks: public safety minister

At the April 19 press conference, Horgan warned of additional steps against travel into B.C. from other provinces and between health regions within the province.

"Our intention is to discourage recreational and leisure travel, not punish people, and we are not interested in disrupting commuters and people going about their lives".

The government has been working with the tourism industry and BC Ferries to cancel bookings that have been made and to not accept new ones from people living outside their intended destination, Horgan said Monday.

One of the most significant points of the travel ban is what Horgan described as random road "audits" on BC roads and highways - something he compared to roadside counter-attack programs that target impaired drivers.

However, Farnworth's statement says there will be no random, individual stops. "They will be susceptible to all travellers, not just a few travellers and again they will be random, and there will be a fine if you are travelling outside of your area without a legitimate reason".

Premier John Horgan says the province's goal is to restrict people's ability to leave their health authority.

The restrictions are now scheduled to expire after the Victoria Day long weekend (which ends May 24).

On Monday, health officials announced 2,960 new cases of COVID-19, which were recorded over the weekend.

Starting this week, the province will also use AstraZeneca to target vaccination in 13 high-risk communities, mostly in the Fraser Health region. Those details are expected on Friday.

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