As of last week (I'm writing this March 29th), the provincial government of BC, Canada is planning to relax indoors attendance to religious events temporarily, for the next 5-6 weeks I believe and that despite the numbers being on a regular upward trend in the last month.
The rationale is that it is an important time for a number of religions (such as Easter).
The impetus would seem to be the frequents protests around religious restrictions and civil disobedience (holding masses) by a small number of churches in the Kelowna and Fraser Valley regions - areas which coincidentally which have some of the highest case loads.
There was already a court ruling that the government response to the pandemic, shutting down in person attendance for religious functions, was in the public interest, proportionate to the emergency and therefore did not unduly infringe the charter's right to religious liberty.
So it certainly wasn't a legal obligation. And it is happening during a time of increasing Covid numbers, rather than at a time where better conditions might justify relaxing some restrictions.
(It is quite possible that this planned loosening up will be halted before it begins, as the numbers have been trending up quite uncomfortably since this announcement was first made).
But it does seem like giving in to a vocal minority's pressure. I want to stress that the vast majority of churches and religious people have acted sensibly in the matter and respected the safety of others.