Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On March 31, 2021, Public Health Orders and Province Wide Restrictions were updated. Please familiarize yourself with the revised restrictions.

Vaccination Information

Phase 3 (current)
There are currently two locations in New Westminster that are supporting BC's Immunization Plan, Douglas College and Century House. Anvil Centre will also be opening as a location starting April 7, 2021. The Fraser Health Authority is managing all sites. 

Staring April 6, 2021, all eligible people can  register to book their vaccine by calling 1-833-838-2323 or booking online at

Please check the Fraser Health website to find out which individuals are currently eligible.

The Provincial Health Officer orders and guidelines remain in place for everyone, regardless of whether they have received the vaccine. The staggered schedule ensures that our most vulnerable populations are immunized first. You will not be able to book before your designated period, so please do not attempt to book an appointment prior to that, as it may impact their ability to vaccinate those most at risk.

For more information on local immunization clinics and COVID-19 vaccines, visit

Programs and Services

In response to these orders, the City of New Westminster will continue to suspend some services temporarily. 

View the full list of affected Parks and Recreation programs and services.

All facilities remain open at this time. Please familiarize yourself with Parks and Recreation protocols prior to visiting our facilities. 

Mandatory Masks

As per the November 24, 2020, Ministerial Order, masks are mandatory for everyone 12 years and older in all public indoor settings and workplaces.

This includes public indoor settings such as all retail stores, libraries, community and recreation centres, restaurants and bars when not seated at a table, sport and fitness facilities, public transportation, places of worship, and common areas in apartment buildings and condos.  

For workplaces, this includes common areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained such as elevators, hallways, break rooms etc. 

Disposable masks are available at all facilities for anyone who does not have one. Individuals who are medically exempt, along with children under the age of two years are not required to wear a mask. Children between the ages of 2 and 11 are encouraged to wear a mask. Masks may be mandatory while participating in a sport or fitness activity. 

Click here for more information. 

NOTE: Translated COVID-19 information is available on the Province of BC website (scroll to the bottom of the page). 

  • The City of New Westminster would like to recognize staff members who have gone above and beyond in supporting the City's response during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    While all staff have been working extra hard over the past few month, there are individuals and teams who have stepped up in extraordinary ways. the Staff Heroes Award would like to recognize the following individuals for their exceptional accomplishments.

    March 1, 2021

    Extra Mile Award

    Ryan Weber has been recognized by co-workers with a Staff Hero Award for taking the initiative to support a family with their child care needs through the winter holiday break during the COVID-19 pandemic.