The City is actively monitoring updates from local, provincial and federal health authorities and is committed to taking further action as directed by these agencies to protect the safety of residents. Updates will be posted on the City’s social media channels and pittmeadows.ca/covid19.
Know Before You Go: COVID-19 Protocols
Proof of Vaccination Requirement
By order of the Provincial Health Officer, a Vaccine Card will be required to access Recreation and Culture facilities and services. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. Effective Mon. Sept. 27 customers using select Recreation services must have a QR Code Vaccine Card (electronic or print). Other forms will not be accepted after this date. No exceptions or exemptions will be made. The Pitt Meadows Library is offering the service of assisting with the printing of the QR Vaccine Card if needed. Note that proof of vaccination is not required to enter the library.
The requirement applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+) and covers:
- Gyms, and recreation facilities. See the full list of City Recreation activities here.
- Indoor organized gatherings like weddings, parties, conferences, meetings and workshops
- Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery and art
- Does not include K to 12 school and before and after school programs
- Indoor ticketed concerts, theatre, dance, symphony and sporting events
- Other required areas can be viewed on the provincial website
Learn more on the Province of British Columbia Vaccination Proof webpage here.
Mandatory Masks In All Indoor Public Spaces
Updated Oct. 12, 2021: Masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. By order of the provincial health officer people aged five and older are required to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. These settings include:
- city halls, libraries, community and recreation centres;
- common areas of sport and fitness centres when not engaged in physical activity (ie: using a machine). Masks must be worn at all times when in transit within the fitness centre.
- additional settings apply and can be viewed on the provincial website.
City Hall is open to the public with safety protocols in place. All visitors must wear a mask. Please do not visit if you are sick, have travelled recently, or have been exposed to COVID-19. Use the BC Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool if you need guidance.
Public Health Information
- Walk-in vaccine appointments are available for everyone 12+. Visit fraserhealth.ca/vaccine to find nearby locations.
- Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services is helping seniors get immunized by booking appointments and providing transportation. If you or someone you know needs help with their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call 604.467.6911.
- For the latest Provincial Restrictions: gov.bc.ca/covid19
- Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces.
- Proof of vaccination is required to access some non-essential services starting September 13, 2021. This includes most areas of the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre. Proof of vaccination will not be required for entry to City Hall. For full details about BC's Vaccine Card, visit gov.bc.ca.
- For health-related concerns and information regarding COVID-19 , please contact:
Vaccine Card and Identification Must Be Shown For:
- Fitness Centre access
- Gymnasium programs and rentals for the following:
- 22Y+ participants
- Spectators in the gymnasium
- Parents/ Guardians for programs such as Stay & Play, Parent & Child Playtime, Sport Programs
- Group Fitness classes
- Organized rentals or events with over 50 people
- Skating Lessons: parent or adult supporting child not required to provide proof
Vaccine Card NOT Required For:
- Washroom access
- Lobby area
- Lounge access
- Gymnasium programs and rentals for the following:
- 0-21Y participants
- Pitt Meadows Art Gallery access
Beginning September 14, 2020, the City began reopening select facilities, programs, and services using a phased approach with the safety of residents and staff as a top priority. Learn more here.
- June 1, 2020: Pitt Meadows Reopens Playgrounds
- July 13, 2020:Pitt Meadows Reopens Fields to Sport User Groups
- August 3, 2020: Pitt Meadows Arena for organized skill development.
- August 19, 2020: Pitt Meadows Museum with safety protocols.
- September 8, 2020: Ridge Meadows Senior Centre with select programs.
- September 14, 2020: City Hall Reopens
- September 14, 2020: Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Fitness Centre and Afterschool Kids Gym program. Facility Rentals at Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, South Bonson Community Centre, and Heritage Hall.
- September 15, 2020: Open Art Studio at South Bonson Community Centre.
- September 19, 2020: Pitt Meadows Arena Registered Skating Lessons and Pitt Meadows Art Gallery Exhibit (in-person and online).
- September 28, 2020: Registered Adult Fitness at Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre and South Bonson Community Centre.
- October 13, 2020: Select registered Gym Sport Programs will resume.
Playgrounds, sports courts, the spray park, the skate park and BMX track are open to users with user guideline signs posted that include maintaining physical distance from other users, washing/sanitizing hands before and after use and staying home if unwell. The Harris Road Outdoor pool remains closed.
The Fire Hall and the Public Works Yard are still closed to the public at this time. Our eServices let you access City accounts and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also email or phone us Monday to Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm. For the lasted news, information and updates from the City visit our website and follow us on social media!
The City of Pitt Meadows has enhanced Bylaw services in response to COVID-19. Bylaw staff are proactively monitoring sites throughout the community to ensure that the Provincial Health Officer’s orders are being followed. They will continue to liaise with the Ridge Meadows RCMP as required. The most efficient way to report an infraction to bylaws is to call 604.465.2428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given the vast terrain of the City of Pitt Meadows, Bylaws is working hard to prioritize and respond to complaints that come in.
As part of proactive measures to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure safety, the City will be implementing the following permitting and inspection procedures until further notice: Permitting/Inspection Interim Protocols.
In the event of closures of City Hall to the public, business licence applications can be dropped in the drop box at City Hall (12007, Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2B5) or emailed to email@example.com. For more information and to obtain an application, visit pittmeadows.ca/businesslicence.
City Hall is opened to the public. Our eServices let you access City accounts and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also email or phone us Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. For the lasted news, information and updates from the City visit our website and follow us on social media.
To help prevent the spread of the virus, the City implemented the following measures in response to COVID-19:
- Declared a State of Local Emergency to provide the City with extraordinary powers to enforce public safety measures in support of guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer;
- Activated the City’s pandemic and business continuity plan to ensure that we can maintain our core services such as water, sewer and fire;
- Activated the City’s Emergency Operations Centre;
- Provided remote access tools for key staff to work from home;
- Enhanced Bylaw services; and
- Continues to keep the community informed.
City services have been available online throughout the pandemic at mypittmeadows.com.
- September 13, 2021 - New COVID-19 Protocols in Place for Pitt Meadows Recreation
- March 26, 2021 - Changes to Operations Due to Positive COVID-19 Cases at Works Yard
- November 10, 2020 - City Suspends Group Recreation Programs and Facility Rentals
- September 11, 2020 - City Hall Reopening September 14
- August 26, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Seniors Centre Reopening for Select Programs
- August 13, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Museum Reopens to Visitors with Safety Guidelines
- July 31, 2020 - Phased Reopening Plans for Recreation, Cultural Facilities, Programs and Services
- July 24, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Arena Reopening for Organized Skill Development
- July 13, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Reopens Fields to Sport User Groups
- June 25, 2020 - Council Approves Temporary Patios and Outdoor Retail Space to Support Businesses
- June 19, 2020 - Celebrate Canada Day in Pitt Meadows!
- June 16, 2020 - Harris Road Spray Park Opening June 18
- June 15, 2020 - The City of Pitt Meadows Celebrates 2020 Graduates
- June 11, 2020 - City Hall Opening Monday June 15 to July 3 for Tax Payments
- June 9, 2020 - Regional coordination of re-opening dates (Inter Municipal COVID-19 Update)
- May 29, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Reopens Playgrounds June 1
- May 28, 2020 - Celebrate Pitt Meadows Day from the Comfort and Safety of Home
- May 22, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Reopens Sports Courts and Outdoor Amenities
- May 8, 2020 - Harris Road Outdoor Pool to Remain Closed for Summer
- May 6, 2020 - City Council Delays Property Tax Penalty Date to October 1
- May 5, 2020 - City Exercises Financial Prudence During COVID-19
- April 29, 2020 - City Launches Residential Grant Program to Ease Financial Burden of COVID-19
- April 23, 2020 - Community Check-In Task Force Established for Youth, Seniors and Vulnerable Citizens
- April 20, 2020 - City Launches “Shop Local” Online Initiative in Support of Local Business
- April 20, 2020 - Message from CAO: Prioritizing Essential Services, Ensuring Financial Prudence and Protecting Jobs
- April 7, 2020 - City of Pitt Meadows Launches Local Business and Services Listing
- March 31, 2020 - Mayor Dingwall's interview with CKNW on physical distancing and City efforts
- March 26, 2020 - Pitt Meadows Day Event Postponed until Fall
- March 25, 2020 - City Requests Tax Deferrals and Financial Supports from Province
- March 25, 2020 - Council Establishes Economic Resiliency Task Force
- March 24, 2020 - City Bylaws Department Ramps-up Proactive Education to Enhance Compliance of Physical Distancing Requirements
- March 23, 2020 - Message from Mayor, Bill Dingwall: Use of 9-1-1 System for Emergencies
- March 22, 2020 - Press Release from the Ridge Meadows Hospital Physician Engagement Society
- March 20, 2020 - State of Local Emergency Officially Enacted
- March 20, 2020 - City Submits Formal Documentation to Minister of Public Safety to Declare a Local State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
- March 16, 2020 - City Closes Facilities and Cancels Events, Until Further Notice, to Prevent Spread of COVID-19