Just another Sunday in B.C. restaurants, pubs, and bars as no Super Bowl promotions are permitted

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      Super Bowl Sunday is normally one of the busiest days of the year in many pubs and bars.

      But this year, there's none of the hoopla associated with the big game in B.C.'s hospitality industry.

      That's because WorkSafeBC has decreed that business owners cannot promote that they're showing the Super Bowl on big screens in their establishments.

      If the game is being broadcast, the volume must be kept to the regular level. And WorkSafeBC will be conducting more inspections to ensure compliance with the provincial health order.

      “We’re asking businesses to ensure COVID-19 safety remains a priority and to stay vigilant, update their safety plan as needed, and implement it to the letter to keep everyone safe,” WorkSafeBC's head of prevention, Al Johnson, says in a news release. “Businesses must also ensure they are abiding by orders, notices and guidance issued by the provincial health officer.”

      Kickoff time between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for today's Super Bowl LV is 3:30 p.m. Pacific standard time.

      Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is seeking his seventh Super Bowl ring, adding to the record that he compiled while with the New England Patriots. At 43 years of age, Brady would add to his record as the oldest player to quarterback a Super Bowl victory should the Tampa Bay win the game.