The B.C. government will temporarily allow bars and restaurants to deliver liquor products along with food amid the coronavirus pandemic — and unemployed servers can be hired to make the deliveries.
The move announced on Sunday by the Ministry of Attorney General is meant to help restaurants that have been forced to close all dining rooms and patios and shift to take-out or delivery only.
“In these extraordinary times, more British Columbians are relying on delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Attorney General David Eby said in a statement.
“Permitting licensed restaurants to hire their out of work servers to deliver liquor products as part of their food-delivery service allows the public to continue to observe social distancing measures and also offers much-needed support to these workers and businesses.”
Customers will also be allowed to pick up beer, wine and spirits along with food, provided the liquor products are sealed. Seals must also remain in place for delivered products.
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