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 mask mandate 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. 

Please note, masks are not required for City staff when they are working in a personal office or workstation, when behind a Plexiglas barrier and physical distancing is maintained, or when working outdoors and physical distancing is maintained. 

More information can be found on the Province of BC website.

Indoor Individual Exercise Requirements

As per the BC Centre for Disease Control's Indoor Individual Exercise Requirements, masks must also be worn at all times while exercising and moving throughout a weight room or fitness area.

People who are unable to wear a mask due to a health condition or physical, cognitive or mental impairment, and people who are unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person are exempt from mask requirements. People who are unable to wear a mask must maintain at least 3m distance at all times when in the facility. 

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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.