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COVID-19 Updates

  • Reduced Sailings and New Screening for BC Ferries

    Date:
    April 7, 2020

    For any new routes longer than 30 minutes, BC Ferries will screen all travellers for symptoms and restrict travel to those that do not meet the screening requirement, to comply with federal guidelines.  A new schedule of ferry sailings is up with a reduced number of sailings. Automatic refunds will be issued for anyone already booked on a cancelled sailing. 

    See BC Ferries for more information on these changes.

  • BC Transit Extending Fare Suspension

    Date:
    April 7, 2020

    BC Transit is extending their rear door boarding practice to April 30. Fares or monthly passes will not need to be purchased for the month of April. Details about refunds for March and April fares will be announced when regular fare collection is reestablished. See www.bctransit.com/COVID19 for more information.

  • Stanley Park closed to all vehicles

    Date:
    April 7, 2020

    The Vancouver Park Board will be closing Stanley Park to all vehicles starting Wednesday, April 8 in an effort to reduce the number of people in the park and to enable physical distancing. It is the latest in a series of measures the Park Board has taken in recent weeks to reduce the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic to the public.

  • New BC assistance for people on disability and income assistance.

    Date:
    April 2, 2020

    The BC government announced it is increasing the monthly amount that people on income and disability assistance receive by $300, to help them during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Anyone on those programs who is not eligible for the federal government's emergency support programs will have the supplement automatically added to their cheques for three months, starting April 22.