The decision to grant a day off for public sector workers in British Columbia came on Monday, coinciding with the funeral Queen Elizabeth II It has unintended consequences.
National holiday means ICBC appointments and cases will need to be rescheduled. British Columbia on Wednesday announced plans to give all public sector workers and Crown employees a day off.
The county’s public insurer will be open to filing a claim and renewing the insurance policy, but road test dates must be rescheduled.
“We have started and will continue to re-book the dates of the road tests set for September 19 on a priority basis,” the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China said in a statement.
“While all road test customers will be contacted by email and phone call to rebook their appointment, customers who are in dire need of driving license services on Monday are encouraged to rebook their appointment online or by phone as soon as possible.”
British Columbia schools will close on Monday for a day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral
The Supreme Court will be closed on Monday and all booked criminal and extradition proceedings will be rescheduled.
The multi-day proceedings will begin or continue on Monday, 19 September
Begins or continues on Tuesday 20 September 2022.
Matters set to appear on a fixed date will be re-set on September 19, 2022, anywhere in the court
Until Tuesday 20 September 2022.
Provincial liquor and cannabis stores will open on Monday, except for those that normally close on Mondays.
Liquor and cannabis distribution will also be opened.
It will also operate as usual for BC Ferries, Translink and BC Transit.
The county does not yet have a cost estimate for providing a day off for many Mondays.
The British Columbia government announced the closure of schools for the Queen’s funeral
“There will be costs to the county related to paying the salaries of public sector workers who will work on Monday – for example health care workers,” a statement read.
“These workers will be paid according to the terms of their collective agreements.”
The county is encouraging child care providers to remain open to support school closures in the K to 12 system.
The healthcare system will remain open, with scheduled surgeries and evaluations.
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