Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public Health Orders and Province Wide Restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 were extended until February 5, 2021. 

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. 

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.

    January 11, 2021

    Extra Mile Award

    Courtney Firlotte has been recognized by co-workers with a Staff Hero Award for developing and supporting several creative health and fitness initiatives to help support staff and community wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Teamwork Award

    An interdepartmental team responsible for a key software upgrade project was honoured with a Staff Hero Teamwork Award for “thinking outside the box” to overcome many challenges and changes related to the project.