BC RESTART PLAN
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.
UCLUELET COVID-19 RECOVERY PLAN
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.
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.
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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…
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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.
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.
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.
- BC Ministry of Health has established BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool to help you better understand if you may need further assessment or testing for 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
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