Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On July 1, 2021, BC moved to Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Please familiarize yourself with the new guidelines. 

COVID-19 Restart plan

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen across British Columbia, the City of New Westminster is planning for a gradual and safe reopening of facilities and in-person services. The following schedule is based on the BC Restart Plan, and the City will follow all health protocols included in the plan.

Vaccination Information

The City of New Westminster is hosting a vaccination site at Anvil Centre. The Fraser Health Authority is managing all sites. 

All individuals 12+ register to get vaccinated by calling 1-833-838-2323 or booking online at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.

For more information on local immunization clinics and COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.fraserhealth.ca/vaccine

Programs and Services

The City of New Westminster continues to provide all essential services, and many services and programs are available in a modified capacity. Programs will continue to be reintroduced in accordance with the BC Restart Plan.

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. 


Mask Guidance

As of July 1, 2021, mask are recommended in indoor public settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. 

  • You're fully vaccinated 14 days after dose 2
  • Masks are optional for children aged 2 to 12
  • Children under 2 should not wear masks
  • Proof of vaccination will not be requested by City staff
  • Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask after they're fully vaccinated and that's okay

Translated Material

Translated information is available on the Province of BC website.