Letter: Can someone please define 'essential travel'?

Editor:

I am writing about the obvious gaping hole in our province’s COVID-19 plan.  

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“Avoid unnecessary travel” is the political statement of the year, so why is it that every third vehicle I see is from Alberta? 

What percentage of those drivers are engaging in essential travel?

Why is the provincial government not mandating a ban on out-of-provincers in B.C. RV parks, campgrounds and other vacation spots?

The majority of people travelling into the province, seasonally, are retirees from Alberta who have a risk of carrying, and therefore spreading, the virus.

If the powers-that-be believe anyone in these places is respecting social distancing measures, they are wrong.

The majority of the RV spots are far less than two metres apart, many with shared laundry, electrical, water and sewage connections.

There is also the increased density in stores, etc. as a result of this influx.

Most of these people are perfectly capable of staying at home or in their home province.

This is simply their vacations. 

It’s as if the provincial government is putting out tiny campfires while a raging forest fire is quickly approaching from behind.

A more appropriate provincial slogan would be, “Come one, come all! Bring your disease and don’t worry about paying.”

Janet Brown 

Kamloops

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