COVID-19: Restoring Richmond
Nov 19, 2020 - The Provincial Health Officer announced new province-wide restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions are in effect from Nov 19, 2020 at midnight to Dec 7, 2020 at midnight.
The City of Richmond is restoring programs and services impacted by COVID-19 through a carefully planned, multi-step approach and in a manner that will maintain and protect public safety.City services & facilities - what's open?
|Mayor Brodie's Video Statements||COVID-19
|Nov 17||Richmond safely expands select indoor recreation programs|
|Nov 10||Watch Richmond’s online Remembrance Day ceremony from home|
|Nov 07||Indoor fitness classes and AquaFit suspended|
Notification of COVID-19 cases
Vancouver Coastal Health provides direction on the notification of COVID-19 cases based on established public health protocols. The City of Richmond follows that direction should cases occur in a public facility and will not compromise the health and safety of our community.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Practice physical distancing. Keep a distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others, as much as possible.
- Stay home if you feel ill and have flu symptoms such as fever or cough.
- Practice good cough and sneeze etiquette.
- Avoid touching your face prior to washing your hands.
- Wear a mask, especially when indoors and in public spaces. Health officials say it can help to reduce the spread of airborne particles.
- Recognize that feelings of fear, stress and worry are normal in a crisis. Support your mental health and wellbeing.
The City Services Restoration Plan consists of five steps, which exist along a service restoration continuum of lower risk, lower impact on the left to higher risk, higher impact on the right. The timing and order of each step, and the restoration of individual programs and services within each step, is subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. This plan assumes that there is no setback in the collective societal progress to flatten the curve of infections.
|Step 1 is characterized by the restoration of public access to most outdoor park amenities and indoor tennis with limits on group size.|
|Step 2 is characterized by expanded access to outdoor park amenities and the restoration of outdoor recreation programming. City Hall, the Works Yard, and select community facilities are re-opened with limited hours and some restrictions.|
|Step 3 is characterized by the re-opening of recreation facilities and outdoor swimming pools (should the season permit) with limited hours and some restrictions. Registered programs for children and preschoolers are restored with modifications.|
|Step 4 is characterized by expanded public access to programs and services at all Community Services facilities. Indoor pools and arenas re-open and small community events are restored.|
|Step 5 is characterized by the full restoration of programs and services at all sites and facilities once all public health orders are lifted. Program and service delivery is reflective of a new desired future state of programs and services.
Please continue to seek information from credible sources only. Get updates at the following public health authority websites:
Provincial Health Officer Orders
Vancouver Coastal Health
BC Centre for Disease Control
Government of Canada