COVID-19 Update:

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City of Langford

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Community Updates

If you are not well and need assistance please call 8-1-1 or take the Provincial Government's COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool.

Between March 29 at midnight and May 25 at midnight the PHO is strengthening province-wide restrictions:

  • The variance allowing indoor religious gatherings and worship services between March 28 and May 13 is suspended
  • Indoor low intensity group exercise classes are cancelled
  • Restaurants, pubs and bars are closed for indoor dining. Outdoor patio seating and take-out or delivery is allowed

Safety recommendations

In addition to the orders, the PHO strongly recommends:

  • Working from home whenever possible, unless it is essential to be in the workplace
  • Keeping your child home from school if they feel sick or have any sign of illness
  • Getting testing immediately if you or anyone in your family feels sick
  • Avoiding all non-essential travel

Travel

Travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C. are in place until May 25 to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Fines can be given to people who leave their region for non-essential travel. Stay local and stay in your community. Do not travel for non-essential reasons.

The order combines B.C.'s five health authorities into three regions of the province. Travel into and out of the regions for non-essential reasons is not allowed and is now prohibited by law. The regions are:

  1. Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley (Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health)
  2. Northern/Interior (Northern Health and Interior Health, including Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and Hope)
    • Residents from the Hope area can travel to Chilliwack for essential goods and supplies
    • Residents from the Bella Coola Valley and Central Coast area can travel to Port Hardy for essential goods and supplies
  3. Vancouver Island (Vancouver Island Health)

Visit the Provincial Government's webpage on Travel and COVID-19 for more information.

Face Coverings

November 19, 2020 - Masks are now required for everyone in all public indoor settings and workplaces. People who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt. Masks for children under the age of 2 is not recommended. Click here for more information on all COVID-19 Province-Wide Restrictions. 

Masks in schools

All K to 12 staff and all students in grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas, including:

  • At their work stations (desks)
  • On school buses
  • Within and outside learning groups

Face Masks, Shields and Thermometers For Sale

The City of Langford has face masks, face shields and thermometers available for purchase for Langford businesses and residents at Langford City Hall. Please call (250) 478-7882 for more information.

Service BC

For non-medical related COVID-19 updates, citizens can connect directly to a Service BC agent for more information on services such as childcare, travel advisories, school closures and more. Information is available in more than 110 languages, from 7:30am to 8:00pm (PST), by calling  1-888-268-4319 or texting to 1-604-630-0300.

British Columbia COVID-19 Dashboard

Click here to access the Provincial Government's COVID-19 dashboard with up-to-date information from each health authority.

Island Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

Click here to access the Island Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard.

Schools

School District 62 and Private Schools

March 29th, 2021 - Public health guidance for K to 12 schools has been updated to support and encourage students in grade 4 to 12 to wear masks at school. 

Click here for the most up to date COVID-19 information from SD62.

Click here to view the Ministry of Education's News Release on its return to school plan for September.

University of Victoria

Click here to read the latest updates.

Camosun College

Click here to read the latest updates.

Parks, Trails and Playgrounds

City of Langford Sports Fields and Court Surfaces

Effective immediately, the following sports courts and fields are now open:

  • Centennial Park Fields
  • Centennial Park Tennis Courts
  • Ed Fisher Field
  • AT Gordon Field
  • AT Gordon Sport Court
  • Veterans Park Sport Court
  • Sunshine Terrace Sport Court
  • Goudy Field

Play it safe and observe the following:

  • Keep at least two meter (six feet) away from people form other households
  • Wash hands thoroughly and frequently and use your own hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Limit use at busy times, don't create a crowd
  • Don't share equipment, water bottles, snacks.
  • Stay home if feeling unwell, NO exceptions.

City of Langford Playgrounds

As of June 4, 2020, all City of Langford parks, playgrounds and public washrooms have reopened. The City asks that you come prepared with your own hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes, and maintain safe physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet).

Provincial, Regional and City Parks and Trails

Goldstream Provincial Park has reopened as of May 14. Please visit the BC Parks website for details. 

City of Langford and CRD Regional parks and trails remain open at this time. We ask that any visitors respect physical distancing of 2 metres. Click here to read the CRD's FAQs on regional parks during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Events & Public Gatherings

This content is a summary of the PHO order – Gatherings and Events (PDF) document. It is not legal advice and does not provide an interpretation of the law. In the event of any conflict or difference between this webpage and the order, the order is correct and legal and must be followed. 

Indoor gatherings

No indoor social gatherings of any size at your residence with anyone other than your household or, if you live alone, your core bubble. For example:

  • Do not invite friends or extended family inside your residence or vacation accommodation
  • Do not host a party or event inside your house

Outdoor gatherings

Up to 10 people can gather outdoors. For example:

  • Up to 10 people can gather at a park or beach
  • Up to 10 people can gather in the backyard of a residence

Do not gather with several groups of new people. Stick to the same people. Continue to use COVID-19 layers of protection and maintain physical distancing. Patios and outdoor areas at restaurants, pubs and bars are not included as places to gather with 10 people at one table.

Please visit the Province's website for more information and exemptions.

Transportation

BC Transit

Face coverings are now mandatory onboard. Click here to read the latest update.

BC Ferries

As of August 24, all walk-on and vehicle passengers will be required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings at all times when at a BC Ferries terminal or on a BC Ferries vessel except:

  • When inside a vehicle
  • When consuming food or drinks, provided physical distancing is maintained
  • Children under 2 years of age
  • Medical condition or disability that inhibits the ability to wear a mask
  • Persons unable to place or remove a mask without assistance
  • BC Ferries employees working behind a physical barrier or within employee only areas provided physical distancing is maintained

Click here to read the latest update.

ICBC

ICBC has temporarily implemented the following changes:

  • Insurance renewals can be done via phone or email. Contact your local Autoplan broker for details.
  • Road tests have resumed. Please call 1-800-950-1498 or 250-978-8300 or visit click here to shcedule a road test.
  • Monthly insurance payments can be deferred for up to 90 days.

Click here for the most up-to-date information from ICBC.

Greater Victoria Public Libraries

The Greater Victoria Public Library is now offering limited services. Click here to visit their website for more information.

Recreation Centres

Between March 29 at midnight and May 25 at midnight the PHO is strengthening province-wide restrictions:

Indoor high intensity group exercise

Indoor high intensity group exercise is prohibited. High intensity group exercise causes a sustained and accelerated rate of breathing and may involve close contact with other people. Businesses, recreation centres or other organizations that organize or operate high intensity group exercise must suspend the following activities:

  • Hot yoga
  • Spin classes 
  • Aerobics
  • Bootcamp
  • High intensity aspects of circuit training
  • High intensity interval training (HIIT)

Indoor low intensity group exercise

Indoor low intensity group exercise is prohibited until April 19 at midnight. These include:

  • Yoga (Hatha)
  • Low intensity exercise machines and cardio equipment
  • Pilates
  • Light weightlifting
  • Stretching
  • Tai-Chi
  • Low intensity Barre classes

Gyms and recreation facilities

Gyms and recreation facilities that offer individual workouts and personal training sessions can remain open as long as they have a COVID-19 Safety Plan that is strictly followed.

Westhills YMCA/YWCA

The Westhills YMCA/YWCA has reopened. Click here to visit their website. 

West Shore Parks and Recreation

Some West Shore Parks and Recreation amentities have reopened. The pool is reopening Wednesday, January 20th, 2021. Please visit the WSPR website for the most up-to-date information. 

The North Langford Recreation Centre

The North Langford Recreation Centre is closed until further notice. Click here to read the public advisory. Click here to read the latest update (May 22). 

For all NLRC members who purchased their membership or passes through Westin Bear Mountain, please contact Ron Boyce at ron.boyce@westinbearmountain.com if you would like a refund for your membership or passes.

City Centre Park

Mini-golf, Westhills arena and Langford Lanes have reopened with elevated safety protocols. Visit their website for the most up to date information on other CCP facilities. 

Miscellaneous Community Updates

Medical Waste, Recycling, Waterwater & Solid Waste

No additional or special precautions are required on either the solid or liquid side outside of the existing safe work practices, personal protective equipment, engineering controls etc that already are in place for these wastes. 

Please refer to the attached circulations from the Solid Waste Association of North America and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

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