With COVID-19 vaccinations underway in May 2021, the Province announced a new four-step re-start plan based on data and guidance from the BC Centre for Disease Control and B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer. Moving through the steps will be determined by the number of adults vaccinated, COVID-19 case counts, hospitalizations, deaths, clusters and outbreaks. Visit our COVID-19 page for the current status of specific services and facilities. 

In response, the City has updated its Moving Forward Plan, originally developed in May 2020, to align with the Province’s four-step plan. Our updated plan provides information on the status of City services and programs, following the new provincial timeline.

Background
  • On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a world-wide pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, the Province of British Columbia has offered guidance and issued directives and ministerial orders to help slow down the spread of the virus. Our top priority is the safety of our residents and employees. The City of Port Moody has followed, and continues to follow, all federal and provincial recommendations and directives related to COVID19 and public health. 
  • On March 12, 2020, we activated our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to provide a co-ordinated response to the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of services and programs. On March 17, 2020, orders issued by the Provincial Health Officer began to affect the City’s ability to deliver services in the usual way. We suspended in-person service at City Hall and closed facilities such as the Recreation Complex, Community Centres, and the Port Moody Public Library. 
  • On May 6, 2020, the provincial government announced a plan to lift COVID-19 restrictions in phases, gradually allowing for more social and economic activity, while closely monitoring health information to minimize the risk to the public. We responded with Moving Forward, a phased plan to deliver services and programs safely and responsibly as we adapt to the new normal. As COVID-19 case counts fell and then rose and then fell again, we continued to adapt our plan, scaling back or reopening as required by provincial public health directives. We updated Moving Forward in June 2021 to align with the Province’s four-step re-start plan.
Safety
The safety of our residents and employees continues to be our top priority. We have site-specific safety plans in place, as required by WorkSafeBC, and these will continue to be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis to reflect the most up-to-date municipal and provincial requirements. We commit to keeping the public informed as we implement our updated plan and make adjustments along the way. Should there be any future changes to the provincial guidelines contained in the four-step plan, the Moving Forward Plan will be updated to reflect the changes.
We are here flag   Step 3 - Effective July 1, 2021
 On Pause
pause Community organized outdoor events
pause Group bookings for parks
pause Bookings for organized indoor events (including Inlet Theatre and Galleria rentals)
pause Picnic shelter bookings (scheduled to resume January 2022)
 Services Available
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Indoor/outdoor fitness classes

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Outdoor sports games and practices

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Indoor & outdoor personal training services

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Spectator outdoor sports (maximum 50 people)

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Indoor sport games and practices

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Spectator indoor sports (limited numbers)

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Block parties

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Busking

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Library services

"service In-person services at City Hall
"service Tennis courts, sport courts, basketball courts, Westhill sports box
"service Playgrounds, sports fields, skate park, bike skills park
"service Spray parks, Rocky Point and Westhill pools
"service Indoor registered low-intensity fitness classes
Step 4 - As early as September 7, 2021
 On Pause
pause Picnic shelter bookings (scheduled to resume January 2022)
 Services Available
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Bookings for organized indoor events (including Inlet Theatre and Galleria rentals)

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Group bookings for parks (from November 2021 onwards)

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Community outdoor organized events (from November 2021 onwards)

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Indoor/outdoor fitness classes

"service

Indoor & outdoor personal training services

"service

Outdoor sports games and practices

"service

Spectator outdoor sports

"service

Indoor sport games and practices

"service

Spectator indoor sports

"service

Block parties

"service Busking
"service

Library services

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In-person services at City Hall

"service Tennis courts, sport courts, basketball courts, Westhill sports box
"service Playgrounds, sports fields, skate park, bike skills park
"service Spray parks, Rocky Point and Westhill pools

Previous Steps

Step 1 - Effective May 25, 2021
 On Pause
pause Community organized outdoor events
pause Group bookings for parks
pause Bookings for organized indoor events (including Inlet Theatre and Galleria rentals)
pause Spectator outdoor sports
pause Indoor sport games
pause High-intensity fitness classes
pause Block parties
pause Picnic shelter bookings (scheduled to resume January 2022)
pause Busking
pause Indoor registered low-intensity fitness classes
 Services Available
"service Registered outdoor high-intensity fitness classes
"service Indoor & outdoor personal training services
"service Outdoor sports games and practices
"service Indoor sport games
"service Library services
"service In-person services at City Hall
"service Tennis courts, sport courts, basketball courts, Westhill sports box
"service Playgrounds, sports fields, skate park, bike skills park
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Spray parks, Westhill and Rocky Point pools

Step 2 - Effective June 15, 2021
 On Pause
pause Community organized outdoor events
pause Group bookings for parks
pause Bookings for organized indoor events (including Inlet Theatre and Galleria rentals)
pause Block parties
pause Picnic shelter bookings (scheduled to resume January 2022)
pause Busking
pause Indoor registered low-intensity fitness classes
 Services Available
"service Registered outdoor high-intensity fitness classes
"service Indoor & outdoor personal training services
"service Outdoor sports games and practices
"service

Indoor sport games and practices

"service

Spectator outdoor sports (maximum 50 people)

"service

Library services

"service

In-person services at City Hall

"service Tennis courts, sport courts, basketball courts, Westhill sports box
"service Playgrounds, sports fields, skate park, bike skills park
"service Spray parks, Westhill and Rocky Point pools

The City continuously monitors information about COVID-19 coming from public health authorities, and makes decisions about City services, programs, and facilities with the health and safety of our residents in mind. We’re also continuously reviewing how other jurisdictions – municipal, provincial, national, and international – are adapting to the new normal so that best practices can be identified and incorporated as we plan ahead for each new step. Throughout the pandemic, we have been keeping you informed by posting important information to our website. Please continue to visit our COVID-19 page to stay up to date as we move forward together.