The District continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is following the guidance of the Federal and Provincial governments and Island Health. The District is working closely with the Town of Sidney, District of Central Saanich, and other regional local governments to coordinate the delivery of local municipal and emergency services. We are also in daily communication with Island Health, Emergency Management BC, and the Province.
Municipal Facilities & Services
Municipal Hall is now open to the public for all services. Until further notice, masks are mandatory in all public spaces.
All District parks, trails, and facilities are open for public use, including pickleball, tennis courts, and playgrounds. Please follow the signs for safe use of facilities and equipment. Visit the Parks & Recreation page to find out more. Reminder: Bring water for your pets.
How you can help
Be safe, help stop the spread: Please help your community by practicing social distancing, connecting with people virtually, and keeping 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and others when in public. Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, and always stay home if you are sick.
Be a good neighbour: If you can do so safely, please check in with your neighbours to see if they need assistance.
Help keep sewers clear: Please do not flush sanitizer wipes, paper towels, or baby wipes down the toilet. These non-flushable items can block sewers and impact sewer station functions.
Council and Committee Meetings during COVID-19
Council and Committee Meetings are continuing throughout the pandemic. Meetings are broadcast live and recorded. The recorded video will be posted by noon the following day of the meeting. The public can view the meeting schedule, agenda, minutes, and videos at northsaanich.ca/council-meetings.
Public participation: Due to COVID-19, there is limited access to the North Saanich municipal hall, which means that Public Participation at Council Meetings looks a bit different than it used to. Public participation, presenters, and delegations are able to present to Council through Zoom. Interested participants must register by noon on the day of the meeting. To register, please contact the District at email@example.com. You will be exited from the zoom call following the public participation portion of the meeting, at which time you can continue watching the live video of the meeting at northsaanich.ca/council-meetings.
Agenda deadline: Written submissions received by the Wednesday prior to the meeting are included in Council and Committee of the Whole agenda packages. Late items received by noon on the day of the meeting are presented to Council for consideration at the meeting ONLY if they are in response to an agenda item or are time-sensitive. All other late items will be placed on a future Council meeting agenda.
- BC Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19
- BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
- For medical questions, call 8-1-1 (7-1-1 for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing)
- For non-medical info, call 1-888-COVID19 or text 604-630-0300
- Register with Safe Seniors, Strong Communities: call 211 or visit bc211.ca for seniors in need or those who are able to provide support to seniors
- Government of Canada Diseases and Conditions – COVID-19
- Government of Canada Public Health – COVID-19
- World Health Organization – COVID-19