The Province is authorizing site-specific road checks between regions to enforce the non-essential travel restrictions.
The road checks may be put in place at any time until the order is lifted at 12:01 a.m. on May 25, 2021.
Province will let RCMP set up road checks on highway corridors that connect different regions of the province to remind travellers of the order.
Police will only have the authority to request a driver’s name, address and driver’s license, and any available documentation regarding driver’s name and address.
This could, for example, be secondary identification that confirms a driver’s residential address if recently moved, and the purpose of the driver’s travel, although documentation regarding travel is not required.
Police cannot engage in arbitrary vehicle or street checks.
If police have reasonable grounds to believe that a person has travelled for a non-essential purpose, they can direct the traveller to turn around and leave the region.
Officers can hand out a $575 fine.
The regional zones are Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, which will include Fraser Health and Coastal Health regions. Other zones are Vancouver Island health region and the Northern/Interior (Interior Health and Northern Health regions).