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. Even though we are now in Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, new restrictions have been announced and non-essential travel is not recommended.
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: Happy Holidays Ucluelet! December 17, 2020
Our Staff, Mayor and Council would like to wish you a happy holiday season. 2020 has been a tough year and the Provincial restrictions related to events and gatherings mean that this holiday season will be a very different one for all of us. Thank you for pulling together and doing our part to flatten the curve.
A note about our Christmas closures; the District office will be closed from December 24, 2020 to January 4, 2021 and the Ucluelet Community Centre will be closed from December 20, 2020 to January 4, 2021. During this time, Staff will be available to address emergencies that arise at 250-726-7744.
We have many exciting community projects underway that will be discussed throughout the 2021 budget process which continues through the new year. Public input is encouraged and welcomed through this process. For more information visit our website for the Ucluelet 2021-2025 Financial Plan. To learn how to get involved in Council meetings visit our Communicating with Council page at Ucluelet.ca
As we move together through this pandemic, the holiday season presents each of us with an opportunity to slow down, give thanks and reflect on what we find important in our lives. The District of Ucluelet would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for the things you have done to help our community and we are excited for the new year.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
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
Helpful public health links
Helpful mental and physical health links
Helpful financial assistance links
Helpful business support links
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