COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID 19 Update



On May 6, 2020 the Provincial Government announced the BC Restart Plan. This plan is comprised of four phases which provide next steps to move BC through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Province announced on June 24, 2020 that we are now in Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan which permits domestic travel to Ucluelet. Accommodation providers are open and are required to have safety plans in place. The District asks that all visitors respect the safety measures recommended by their accommodation provider and the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer. We also ask that you respect the concerns and territories of our Nuu-chah-nulth neighbours, the Ucluelet First Nation and Toquaht Nation. For more information about what local businesses are doing to protect visitors and what visitors can do to protect residents please review the Travelling to Ucluelet During the COVID-19 Toolkit.


The District of Ucluelet continues to monitor information from our provincial and federal agencies pertaining to COVID-19. A timeline for businesses opening in Ucluelet depends on direction provided by Provincial and local health authorities. On May 12, 2020, Ucluelet Council endorsed the establishment of a Ucluelet COVID-19 Recovery Plan to provide our community with a path forward for reopening and to summarize economic, social, and municipal actions that are planned or underway. The latest version of the Plan can be found here: Ucluelet COVID-19 Response Plan.

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The District is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19. As part of the collective effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, municipal staff who can work from home have been directed to do so. This is part of an overall public health strategy to help safeguard the health of others, particularly the most vulnerable in our communities, by reducing the number of our employees in the workplace where possible while still maintaining operations.Information regarding municipal programs and services, as well as provincial health messages will be shared via facebook, Ukeemail and our website.

 District of Ucluelet Bylaw Enforcement Priorities During COVID-19

Council Meetings During COVID-19

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Messages from Mayor Noël

Together, we are facing a serious public health crisis. We need to listen and act on the direction of public health authorities about how to lessen the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19. All of us are now familiar with the advisory messages being shared daily. These must be taken very seriously. Simply put, by doing your part, you will help save lives. Read more…

Show Your Love for the West Coast








Updates & Media Releases

Last Updated: COVID-19 Update #28 Friday, November 27, 2020

Thank you Ucluelet!
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been tough on everyone, but residents and businesses have stepped-up to protect each other during these stormy times. Residents have shown great kindness and found new ways to strengthen relationships while staying physically apart, and businesses have pivoted to meet challenges and prioritize community health. This holiday season show your love for Ukee - buy local!

Provincial Health Orders 
On November 19, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 that will be in place until December 7, 2020. By following these orders, Ucluelet residents can help protect each other.  

Residents are reminded that the Provincial Health Orders and recommendations require us to do the following:   

  • We must limit our social interactions to our immediate household and those who live alone must limit their social interactions to one or two people.
  • Masks must be worn in all indoor public settings, including all retail stores and restaurants, except when eating or drinking. Violation of the mask requirement could result in a $230.00 fine. 
  • Travel should be limited to essential travel only, which includes work within your region, medical appointments and hospital visits.
  • Events and community-based gatherings must be postponed or cancelled. 

For more information about the province wide restrictions please visit the BC Government website. 









Recreation Programming  

The Ucluelet Recreation Department currently has limited programs running, keeping in line with the PHO. Any updates or changes will be relayed directly to the participants of the program and through the Ukee Rec Facebook page

Supports for Seniors and Caregivers 

Bc211 matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials, to volunteers in their community who are willing to help. It also provides access to a toll-free support line for unpaid caregivers.  

Thank you Ucluetians for staying strong, being safe and being kind.

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What you can do

  • Stay informed and follow the advice of your personal health care provider and governing bodies such as Public Health Agency of Canada regarding COVID-19.
  • Exercise protective measures like wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, regular, proper hand washing and staying home if you can. This is important to personal health and helps safeguard the health of others, particularly the most vulnerable in our communities. For more information on practicing good hygiene visit the BC Centre for Disease Control (COVID-19)
  • Practice social distancing. This means staying at least two metres apart from one another and avoiding crowded places and non-essential gatherings. Greet one another with a wave instead of a handshake or hug.
  • Residents are encouraged to have two weeks of supplies ready in the event that they have to self-isolate
  • Shop locally, and get your shopping done all at once, preferably once a week to minimize your visits to the grocery store and pharmacy.
  • Stay up to date by signing up for the District’s UkeeMail and by regularly visiting these Federal and Provincial links:
    Government of Canada - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Update
    Government of British Columbia COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information
    BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 Data

  • Residents can call 250-726-7744 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for updated information on municipal services.


Safety plans 

Ucluelet Community Centre COVID-19 Safety Plan 

Helpful public health links

BC COVID-19 Dashboard

BC Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19

BC Provincial Support and Information – COVID-19

Public Health Agency of Canada - COVID-19 Outbreak Updates

Public Health Agency of Canada  - COVID-19 Awareness Resources

Accessing Care on the West Coast

West Coast Services and Resources

Island Health COVID-19 Testing, Symptoms and Isolation 

Helpful mental and physical health links

Health Link BC

Canadian Mental Health Association

Recreation Recreated

Helpful financial assistance links

A Summary of BC Provincial COVID-19 Supports

BC Provincial Financial Supports in Response to COVID-19

BC Hydro COVID-19 Relief Fund

BC Province COVID-19 & Tenancies

Federal COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Revenue Agency

Employment Insurance Benefits

Helpful business support links

BC Provincial Support and Information – COVID-19

Federal - COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Small Business BC

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce on Facebook

Vancouver Island Coastal Tourism Resiliency Program

Previous updates & media releases

Joint West Coast Release November 27, 2020 West Coast Communities Are Keeping Health and Safety Top of Mind with Adherence to Latest Provincial Recommendations

COVID-19 Update #27 November 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update #26 November 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update #25 October 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update #24 October 16, 2020

Joint West Coast Release September 3, 2020 Show Your Love For the West Coast

COVID-19 Update#23 August 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update#22 August 6, 2020 

COVID-19 Update#21 July 27, 2020 

COVID-19 Update#20 July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update#19 June 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update#18 June 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update#17 June 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update #16 June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update #15 May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update #14 May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update # 13 May 14, 2020

Joint West Coast Release May 9, 2020 Thank you to Businesses for Staying Closed and Visitors for Staying Away for May Long Weekend

COVID-19 Update # 12 May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update # 11 April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update # 10 April 24, 2020

 COVID-19 Update #9 April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Open Burning Restrictions April 15, 2020

Joint West Coast Release April 9, 2020 Urgent Appeal to Visitors for Easter Long Weekend

COVID-19 Update #8 April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update #7 April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update #6 April 3, 2020 

Joint Statement March 19, 2020 from DoU, Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Ucluelet

COVID-19 Update #5 March 27, 2020 

COVID-19 Update #4 March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update #3 March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update #2 March 13, 2020 Information for District Operations

COVID-19 Update #1 March 9. 2020 Information for Community Members

General enquiries

For more information contact the District of Ucluelet at 250-726-7744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..