In response to some customers inquiring as to whether auto service businesses like ours should be staying open at this time, please note, we are following the BC Government list of essential services guidelines. According to the Government of BC:
“Essential services are those daily services essential to preserving life, health, public safety and basic societal functioning. They are the services British Columbians come to rely on in their daily lives.
In consultation with the PHO, essential services should and are encouraged to remain open. They must, however, follow the orders and guidance provided by the PHO to ensure safe operations and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.“
To read the official Govt of BC essential services list and guidelines, click here or visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/essential-services-covid-19
The safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority at Big O Tires. However, during this difficult and challenging period, we recognize the responsibility we have as an essential service in our communities throughout BC. For that reason, many of our stores will be staying open to serve customers. We encourage customers to contact their local store to ensure theirs is open.
In the meantime, we will be taking the following steps to minimize any risk of transmitting the virus.
In addition to the measures our team is taking, we ask customers do their part to minimize the spread of the virus by observing the following practices when visiting a Big O Tires store:
Especially during times of emergency and crisis like these, ensuring you have reliable transportation is critical. We understand that and that’s why we’re here to help!