Starting March 11, 2022 at 12:01 am, because of B.C.'s lowered hospitalization and transmission rates, these activities can return to normal:
Masks no longer required in public indoor settings under a public health order
Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but not required
Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises
Masks are still required for federally regulated travel, like air travel
No restrictions on worship service capacity
Overnight camps for children and youth allowed
Starting March 18, 2022 at 12:01 am,:
There are no visitor limits at long-term care and seniors' assisted living facilities.
When K to 12 schools return from spring break, masks will no longer be required for students, staff and visitors.
On April 8, 2022 at 12:01 am, further restrictions will be lifted:
Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to access businesses, events and services
Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry
Proof of vaccination is still required for federally regulated travel, like air travel
Businesses will no longer need a COVID-19 safety plan. They must follow communicable disease guidance from WorkSafeBC
Proof of vaccination will no longer be required for post-secondary student housing
On April 18, 2022, further restrictions will be lifted, including Proof of vaccination being no longer to access businesses, events and services.
For more details of the Provincial Health Officer’s province-wide restrictions, visit the BC Government.
Face coverings are optional for people in all indoor public settings. People may want to continue wearing a mask based on personal choice.
No restrictions on indoor and outdoor personal gatherings
Full capacity allowed for:
Indoor and outdoor organized events
Indoor events at venues
Exercise and fitness, adult sports activities, tournaments and swimming pools
Our Weight Room, Registered Programs, Drop-in Fitness, Aquatics, and Skating are all operating as scheduled.
In addition, effective April 8, 2022, at 12:01 am, the following changes will also be made to public health orders:
Showing the BC Vaccine Card proof of vaccination to access non-essential events, services and businesses will no longer be required.
Until then, proof of vaccination is required for all people 12+ who plan to use some of our services. This applies to the following:
Admission to the weight room
Attending a fitness class/program
Attending adult indoor organized recreational sports & recreational programs (rec hockey, pickleball, table tennis)
All Spectators (12+) at indoor ticketed and non-ticketed sporting events, including youth sports, watching swim lessons, public skating, etc.
Indoor concerts, theatre, and dance events with more than 50 people
Volunteers assisting with programs and events
Proof of vaccination is NOT required for Children & Youth under 22 years participating in recreation programs (swim lessons, dance, music, & craft classes).
Prior to April 8, 2022, please ensure that you have your official proof of vaccination and government issued photo ID ready before entering the facility Please visit City of Powell River Parks, Recreation and Culture for the complete details. Due to evolving public health protocols, this information is subject to change.
If you are unable to attend a meeting in person:
1. You can observe the meeting via live stream or access the recording later.
2. If you wish to ask questions during question period there are two options:
A phone number will be posted on the meeting agenda and on the live webcast for the public to call with questions regarding agenda items
Submit a question regarding an agenda item after the start of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
VACCINATIONS: For information on COVID-19 vaccination follow the Powell River Division of Family Practice on Facebook.
Parks and Playgrounds
Public Works yard
Willingdon Beach Campsite
Powell River Public Library Pop-up Library
Powell River Historical Museum and Archives
COVID-19 Restrictions Enforcement: City of Powell River Bylaw Enforcement Officers provide the public with information and education of Provincial Health Orders only. They do not enforce orders. If necessary, the officers will inform the RCMP or Vancouver Coastal Health of violations. If you witness a violation, please contact email@example.com or call 604-485-8600.
qathet Regional District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC): The EOC ceased operations at midnight on June 30, 2021. The EOC was activated following the provincial state of emergency announced on March 18, 2020.
Government of BC: Response to COVID-19
Government of Canada: Links to COVID-19 (coronavirus) information for Canadians including current situation, statistics, financial support, your health, travel, immigration, and safety.
The City implements measures and actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following directives, orders and restrictions from the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control, Government of BC, Vancouver Coastal Health and Government of Canada.
News, updates and any changes to the City’s COVID-19 responses and actions are posted here and on Facebook and Twitter. If you require more information or have any questions not addressed on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-485-6291.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate and comply with health orders.