COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Health and Non-Health Related FAQs

Provincial Orders & Notices

  • Where do I go to find Orders and Notices from the province?

  • With the ban on gatherings of 50 people or more, can I still go for a walk in the park?

  • With the ban on gatherings of 50 people or more, what does this mean for businesses? Is the City monitoring business activities around this?

  • What qualifies as an essential service under the Emergency Program Act?

City Services & Public Works

  • Is the City still open for business?

  • Will my garbage and recycling still be picked up?

  • Are Council meetings still taking place?

Parks, Recreation & Culture

  • What Parks, Recreation & Culture programs are running?

  • Which City of Nanaimo parks and trails are open?

  • Are sports fields open?

  • Which City Recreation facilities have re-opened?

Emergency Notification System

COVID-19 is a public health matter that falls under the jurisdiction of the Government of Canada and provinces. In BC, the province is taking the lead on communicating information related to this public health emergency in order to ensure that there is a centralized approach for coordinating this matter as well as for message consistency. As a result, municipalities are relying on the BC Government to continue to share and disseminate COVID-19 information with British Columbians. For up-to-date information visit the links at the top of this page.

If an emergency condition emerges, within the City of Nanaimo’s boundaries, where the City’s alert system is required, it will be deployed. The City continues to encourage residents to sign up for Voyent Alert and ensure we have the most updated information on how to reach you.

Last updated: November 23, 2020

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