Covid-19 Update:

City Hall is closed - Please call 250-478-7882 For Assistance

City of Langford

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Community Updates

If you are not well and need assistance please call 8-1-1, take the Provincial Government's COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool or call the Langford COVID-19 help line at 778-600-0240. Visit covidlangford.com for more details. 

 

Langford COVID-19 Info Van - Face Masks For Sale

The Langford COVID-19 Info Van will be stationed at City Hall, Monday to Friday from 11am-1pm providing information and non-medical grade face masks and face shields for sale at cost. Masks are $30 for a package of 20, and shields are $6.50 each. We only accept debit. 

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.

Schools

School District 62 and Private Schools

Based on the guidance received from the Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Education, Schools will be closed until further notice. Click here to read their advisory.

University of Victoria

Classes have transitioned from face-to-face to alternative modes of instruction and evaluation for the remainder of this term. Click here to read the latest updates.

Camosun College

Classes have transitioned from from face-to-face to alternative delivery. Click here to read the latest updates. NOTE: 

  • Camosun College has established an emergency bursary to support students experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
  • Students may make a one time request for up to $200 to cover groceries and short term essentials.
  • Students can apply by emailing Financial Aid. Students will need to provide their name, student number, a description of the financial emergency and the amount of funding they are requesting.

Parks, Trails and Playgrounds

City of Langford Sports Fields and Court Surfaces

Effective immediately (May 15, 2020), 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

Please note that playgrounds remain closed.

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 & SD 62 Playgrounds

Effective immediately (Saturday March 21, 2020) all City of Langford playgrounds are now closed. Click here to read the full media release.

School District 62 (Sooke) has also closed all school playgroundsClick here to read the advisory.

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

At the direction of the Provincial Government, the following public events/gatherings in excess of 50 people in Langford have been canceled or postponed:

Canada Soccer (March 27 & 31)

Pacific FC Season (Was scheduled to begin April 11)

Rugby Canada (May 2 & 3)

Sarah Beckett Memorial Run (May 9)

The following event has moved to a virtual event:

Goddess Run (June 6)

Please contact individual event organizers regarding ticket refunds or further information.

Transportation

BC Transit

In an effort to encourage physical distancing, BC Transit in Victoria has announced that they are implementing rear door boarding. Additionally, fares are currently freeClick here to read their update.

BC Transit has seen a significant reduction in ridership, and expects to have daily trip cancellations for the foreseeable future that reflect demand and driver availability. You are encouraged to stay up to date for daily trip cancellations at BCTransit.com, on NextRide, or through our customer call centre at 250-382-6161.

BC Ferries

In line with directions provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and other leading health authorities, BC Ferries is advising customers to avoid non-essential travel at this time.

BC Ferries provides a lifeline to remote and to coastal communities in British Columbia, and will continue to provide vital services, such as delivering medical supplies and groceries to support communities, and transporting emergency workers, doctors and nurses, safely.

Many routes are operating at a reduced capacity, while others are currently suspendedView the latest schedules »

To support physical distancing and self-isolation and to reduce the risk of spreading infectious disease including COVID-19, please note the following for your travels.:

  • Customers can remain in their vehicles on enclosed lower decks
  • Pay electronically and 'Tap' where possible
  • Food and retail outlets are closed
  • Baggage service suspended on south coast routes
  • If a customer requires a wheelchair, they can request one at the terminal. To support physical distancing, we ask customers who require wheelchair assistance to travel with their own pusher. 

For more information from BC Ferries, click here.

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 are temporarily suspended. 
  • 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's board has made the decision to close all library branches, effective as of 6pm on March 16, 2020. To read the Greater Victoria Public Library's statement, click here

Recreation Centres

Westhills YMCA/YWCA

The Westhills YMCA/YWCA is closed until further notice. Click here to read the public advisory.

West Shore Parks and Recreation

Westshore Parks and Recreation is closed until further notice. Click here to read the public advisory

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).

City Centre Park

City Centre Park (Goudy Turf Field, Westhills Stadium, both dry and ice rinks, Playzone and Langford Bowling Lanes) is closed until further notice Click here to read the public advisory.

Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Banks and other Essential Services

Click here for a list of essential service businesses and organizations open to the public at this time.

Miscellaneous Community Updates

Open Burning Suspended

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current demands on city staff, Council has suspended the spring open burning period. This is effective immediately and includes any permits that have already been issued.

There are however several environmentally friendly ways to dispose of your yard waste rather than burning the materials.

They include the “Three C’s”:

  • Chipping
  • Composting
  • Commercial disposal             

The Westshore Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau maintain a list of local businesses that can be contacted to assist you with any of these alternatives solutions to burning.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and thank you for your cooperation.

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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