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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Surrey's Response to COVID-19

Last updated: July 10, 2020 at 12:45 pm

As the province begins its Restart Plan, we are working to evaluate what this means to the City of Surrey. Our goal is to ensure the greatest possible protection for citizens’ and employees’ individual health and the stability and economic well-being of businesses and the community during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

What's Next?

We’re taking a phased approach that will see programs, services and facilities start to reopen once we are clear that:

  • we can protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and residents;
  • the public demand is there; and
  • we’ve determined the fiscal implications of any change.

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Closures & Openings

See which City of Surey facilities are closed, and which ones are set to reopen.

COVID-19 News & Updates

Get the latest Surrey-based news and updates on how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Online Services

See the full list of services available online.

Affected City Services

Find out what services have been impacted and how to access those available.

Latest News - July 10, 2020

Safe Re-openings of Recreational Facilities During COVID-19

During this time of pandemic, ensuring the heath and safety of our residents, patrons and staff are the principles that determine the re-opening of City of Surrey recreational facilities.

“It is unfortunate that there has been misinformation circulated about the closures of our recreational facilities,” said Councillor Laurie Guerra, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. “Our recreational facilities were closed on March 15 due to COVID-19 and not from budgetary pressures."

The City of Surrey is taking a safe and phased approach to the re-opening of parks, recreation and culture facilities. Re-openings are approved based on the ability to support the BC’s Restart Plan, and satisfy the Council approved criteria:

  • Ability to comply with new Provincial Health Order
  • Reasonable public demand for services
  • Financial viability
  • Public and employee safety measures are in place

Read the full media release

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Community Resources

COVID-19 Resources from Surrey Libraries

Library facilities may be closed but they continue to provide valuable information and online resources. Find information on programs supporting individuals, families and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also find quality sources of health information in a number of languages. Find more information at the Surrey Libraries website.

Online Programs

Staying in doesn't have to mean being inactive or bored. City staff are bringing their programming and knowledge to you so you can still get a workout, a story or learn more about Surrey while social distancing at home. 

See the full list of videos and online programs including all your favourite fitness classes, story times, local artists and more!

Shop Online for your Community

We're all doing our part right now by staying home, but Surrey's businesses still need your support. Fortunately, many of your favourite local shops are offering delivery online. So if you need groceries, lunch, or something in town, get comfortable, start browsing, and come together for your community by buying local from home.

Learn more at SurreyStoreToDoor.ca 

COVID-19 Business Resource Centre

This resource centre provides real-time updates on business resources during the COVID-19 crisis. These resources include business continuity plans, procurement opportunities, employment resources and consolidated financial supports.

Background

In February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a worldwide pandemic. The City continues to monitor and respond to the situation and will provide updates to ensure residents and City staff are kept informed and safe.

The City's Emergency Operations Centre is in constant dialogue with public health authorities, including Fraser Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control. See our 10 Point Action Plan for more information on our COVID-19 response. The Emergency Operations Centre has been activated since mid-February to ensure essential City services, such as water, sewers, police, and fire are maintained for the well-being and safety of our community, with measures put in place to keep our staff and front-line responders safe.

The City also has criteria in place to assess and manage facility or park closures as needed. Many City Services are still available online, by phone or email, and by appointment. See the full list of Affected City Services to find out more.

Contact

Send us your questions or concerns about COVID-19 within Surrey to COVID-19@surrey.ca.