COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID 19 Update

 

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. We are currently in Phase 2 of the plan.  Non-essential travel is not recommended during Phase 2, physical distancing and increased hygiene recommedations are in effect. Consult WorkSafe BC for the latest protocols that apply to sectors of business. Phase 3 is expected to start in June provided transmission rates remain low or decline. Hotels and resorts may be permitted to reopen during this phase.

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.

Have your say! Please review the Plan and send your comments or ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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Message 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…


Updates
Last Updated: May 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

COVID-19 Update #15

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Outdoor Seating Areas for Local Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs

The District of Ucluelet is supporting our local businesses (restaurants and accommodations) as they gradually implement reopening plans over the coming weeks. On May 26, 2020 Council adopted a temporary streamlined development permit approval process for restaurants looking to expand their outdoor seating in response to physical distancing requirements.  Restaurants interested in pursuing this option should contact the Planning department by June 1, 2020. 

At this meeting Staff also introduced a plan to provide additional outdoor seating in public spaces like the Village Square. Next week, our Federal and Provincial parks will initiate reopening and BC Ferries resumes service from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo. Our staff are here to support our businesses with implementing additional outdoor seating as demand increases.

Property Taxes and Electronic Home Owner Grants

Property tax notices have been mailed out.  In our efforts to promote physical distancing, the preferred methods of payment are through online banking, by mailing a cheque, or by putting a cheque in our drop box at the District’s office, located at 200 Main Street during regular business hours.

The District is also pleased to announce Home Owner Grants may now be claimed online by following the instructions located on the District of Ucluelet Finance webpage.  

If you do not receive your tax notice within the next 10 days please contact our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parks Canada

On May 27, 2020 Parks Canada announced that the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve will begin to gradually re-open.  The following segments of the Pacific Rim National Park are anticipated to be reopened on June 4, 2020:

  • Long Beach North
  • Long Beach South
  • Wickaninnish Beach
  • Rainforest Trail A and B
  • Shorepine Bog Trail

Visit the Pacific Rim National Park website for more information about the park and its reopening.

Please enjoy this fantastic park in a safe and responsible manner.

We encourage you to 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

Thank you Ucluetians. Stay strong, be safe and be kind.

For more information please visit ucluelet.ca or contact the District of Ucluelet at 250-726-7744.


Previous Updates & News Releases

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


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 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.
  • 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.

Resources

Helpful public health links

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

Island Health

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

 

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..