Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page last updated: June 4, 2021

The Public Health Agency of Canada is continually reassessing the pandemic as new information becomes available and residents are encouraged to stay up-to-date by regularly visiting the Federal and Provincial links on the left side of this page. 

Following the advice from the Ministry of Health and the BCCDC, residents are also reminded and encouraged to take the following steps to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wear a mask in all public indoor spaces
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people - maintain a 2 metre distance
  • Self isolate for 14 days if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others 
  • Social gatherings are permitted for no more than 5 people indoors or 10 people outdoors.

Vancouver Coastal Health has a new COVID vaccine info line (604) 885-8714.  This info line contains recorded information on the vaccine rollout and websites where info can be obtained.


COVID-19 safe restart grant for organizations providing core community services to vulnerable populations. 

Sechelt Municipal Facilities  

Municipal Hall - open from 8:30am - 4pm Monday to Friday. Masks must be worn.
in compliance with WorkSafe BC the District of Sechelt has a posted safety plan for the Municipal Hall. 

All meetings with staff are by email, video-conference, and telephone only.   

Staff will respond to phone calls and emails during regular hours, 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

  • Visitor Information Centre will open June 16 from Wednesdays to Sundays 10am - 4pm. from July 1 - September 30th, 7days per week from 9am - 5pm. 
  • Public washrooms in parks open from dawn to dusk and cleaned once daily.
  • Field bookings for youth and adult sports are now permitted with safety plans as approved by each provincial sports organization. contact tracing information must still be collected.   
  • Playgrounds are open.
  • Sechelt public library - open reduced hours. check with the library for updates. 
  • Council meetings will continue but will be accessible by watching on You Tube and submitting questions to
  • Facilities (Rockwood Lodge, Mission Point House) - open for booking for a maximum of 5 people for personal events and 10 people for organized events. Seaside Centre is not available. Contact tracing is still required. 

The municipality continues to monitor the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (covid-19) and its potential impacts on the community and is making some operational changes to manage the situation. The District is in regular contact with provincial health authorities, Emergency Management BC, and Vancouver Coastal Health.

Service Updates

  • Municipal services will continue as usual.
  • Garbage pick up continues on regularly scheduled days. download the Sechelt Citizen App (available at itunes or google play) for updates. waste management requests that all household garbage be carefully bagged to limit exposure to employees. please wear gloves or wash your hands after handling your waste bins to avoid 'shaking  hands' with your sanitation workers. 

Event Updates

Summer Music Series. This event will likely take place for a maximum of 50 seated people. As health protocols change so too will the details for this event. Check the event page for updates.  

Canada Day is scheduled to go ahead with a distanced slow parade through Sechelt neighbourhoods (the same as last year) and possibly some outdoor entertainment. Check the event page for up to date information.

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Further updates on the situation with the district of Sechelt operations will be shared with the community will be posted to the district website and shared through news releases, the Sechelt Citizen App (available at itunes or google play) and social media. for information on the pandemic, citizens are encouraged to visit the Vancouver Coastal Health or BC Center for Disease Control websites.


Sechelt COVID Self-Checker