City of Nanaimo's Response to COVID-19

This page was created to provide updates on the City of Nanaimo’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We follow the direction of the Province of BC and our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees.

Please visit the Province of BC’s COVID-19 information page to view the most up-to-date information regarding orders and restrictions that are currently in place. For information on how to get tested for COVID-19, to find out where you can get vaccinated or to view other local health information please visit Island Health’s COVID-19 information page.

Community Updates

City Facilities

All City facilities are currently open during regular business hours.

Please note: Due to repairs at Beban Park Pool, there will be modified swimming schedules at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Beban Park Pool and Weight Room in order to accommodate as many users as possible. Please see our  revised swim schedules for the latest information.

Masks are required in all public areas within City of Nanaimo buildings. There are exemptions for:

  • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one
  • People who cannot remove a mask on their own
  • Children under the age of 5
  • People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person’s hearing impairment

If you feel unwell, please stay home. We encourage residents to do business with the City online or by phone. Online services and  MyCity are available on the City website. As well, residents may call our general line at 250-754-4251, Public Works at 250-758-5222 or Parks, Recreation and Culture at 250-756-5200 to speak to someone during regular business hours. 

City Council meetings, public hearings and committee meetings are open to the public (face masks are required) or can be viewed online at

Parks, Recreation and Culture Facilities

Starting Monday, November 1, a Provincial Health Order requires increased vaccination checking at City of Nanaimo recreation facilities, including pools, arenas and weight rooms. To view details, including program and facility updates, please visit


Last updated: November 10, 2021

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