COVID-19

This page is provided as a convenience and should not be relied upon for the most up-to-date information. Please check provincial and health authority websites to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information and advice about COVID-19 and the pandemic.

Last Updated on 2021-06-15 at 1:24 PM

Golden rules for everybody
BC's Restart Plan
Current Municipal operations
How to report violations
Get vaccinated
PreparedBC Pandemic Preparedness Guide

The Province of BC is coordinating a centralized response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A provincial State of Emergency is in effect. Bowen Island Municipality is following the direction of the provincial government and public health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to do so. We will continue to share information as we support efforts to slow transmission of COVID-19 and help keep our community healthy. 

The following websites are the best source for accurate, up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the pandemic.

The Government of BC COVID Support and Information page is the best source of information about the pandemic for Brotish Columbians, where you can find information about vaccinations, current public health orders, and government supports.

The BC Centre for Disease Control is the best source for COVID-19 health information. Find information about symptoms, testing, how to protect yourself, your family and our community, and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

Bowen Island is within the Vancouver Coastal Health authority. Here you will find regional information and resources for COVID-19.

WorkSafe BC is where you will find COVID-19 health and safety information to help employers and workers manage risk in the workplace, as well as information for industries returning to operation during Phase 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan.

The golden rules for everybody (even after vaccination)

The golden rules apply to every person and every situation right now – even after you are vaccinated. Consider this:

BC's Restart Plan

We are in Step 2: Starting June 15

Provincial Health Officer Guidance

 

Activities

New things you can do

Personal gatherings

 

Organized gatherings

 

 

Consultation with the sector begins for next steps on indoor and outdoor organized gatherings. 

 

Travel
Businesses

Consultation with sector associations begins for next steps on easing restrictions. 

Offices and workplaces
  • Continued return to the workplace
  • Small, in-person meetings allowed
  • Employers must continue to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and daily health check in place
Sports and exercise

 

 

Current Municipal operations

Every employer is required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

  • Municipal Hall is open under enhanced safety protocols, and we encourage everyone to use the many services that are now available online.
  • Masks are mandatory at all indoor Municipal facilities.
  • Some office staff are working from home, and can still be reached by e-mail or telephone. Please make an appointment if you would like to meet with staff at Municipal Hall.
  • Outside workers have altered their work practices to maintain physical distancing. Masks are mandatory.
  • Council is continuing to meet to conduct regular business. Council meetings are held virtually on Zoom and are open to the public.
  • Capital projects are moving forward.
  • Community recreation programs are running under the guidance of public health.
  • The Fire Department has strict protocols regarding patient contact.

How to report violations

It is everyone’s responsibility to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is our strong expectation that everyone on Bowen Island will comply with recommendations of the health authorities.

The Province has issued an order authorizing Municipal bylaw officers to assist in providing information and advice to businesses and individuals who may be acting in contravention of public health orders. If you have a complaint during regular our business hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, you can call Bylaw Services at 604-328-5499. After hours, you can call the RCMP non-emergency line at 604-947-0516.

The Government of Canada requires mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all persons entering Canada, even if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Additionally, the Government of B.C. requires all international travellers to submit a B.C. self-isolation plan and complete the federal ArriveCAN application for approval prior to their return to B.C., or upon arrival.

If you are concerned that someone on Bowen Island is not following these rules, you can contact the local RCMP at 604-947-0516 to report violations.

Read more about returning to B.C. from international travel

BC's Immunization Plan

Everyone over the age of 12 in BC is now eligible for a vaccine. For the most accurate, up to date information about BC's COVID-19 Immunization Plan, please go to the Government of BC's Website.

PreparedBC Pandemic Preparedness Guide

Last Updated on 2021-06-15 at 1:25 PM