On March 17, 2020, BC’s Medical Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, declared a Public Health Emergency.
In the Fall, the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) said BC is in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In response to rising COVID-19 cases, the Provincial Health Officer announced a range of measures for gatherings and events as well as the food and drink industry. Other businesses must incorporate measures to maintain social distancing for the health of their workers and patrons.
Please read the latest Province-wide restrictions.
Please note: Monitoring private business activities is not within the City’s jurisdiction and is done by the Province.
The City is Open for Business
Effective November 2, 2020 mask use is now expected in all public areas in City of Nanaimo buildings.
Corporate Services - Please check out our Online Services page to see how we can help you. Safety protocols are now in place to help keep both visitors and staff safe when visiting. City Hall (455 Wallace Street) and the Service and Resource Centre (411 Dunsmuir Street) are once again open for in-person business, from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
Public Works - City staff continue regular garbage, recycling and organics collection. More information on recyclables can be found at www.nanaimo.ca/goto/recycle.
Parks, Recreation & Culture - Playgrounds, parks, trails, skateboard parks, bike parks, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, lacrosse boxes, sports fields and dog parks are open with a number of guidelines to follow. Recreation facilities, pool and arenas have reopened with new procedures in place. Drop-in schedules are available for viewing:
The City has a COVID-19 Recovery Plan to provide a path forward for resumption of City operations in a safe and economically viable way. The plan outlines four steps that the City will take toward a gradual, safe and measured reopening of municipal facilities and resumption of City services and programs that have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.