COVID-19 Information

Page last updated on November 10, 2020.

The Town of View Royal is prepared to handle potential impacts and service disruptions from COVID-19. Listen to Mayor Screech speak regarding View Royal's response to COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2FLVt3f.

On this page you will find status updates on Town Hall, Town services, meetings, parks and playgrounds, and other information related to COVID-19.


Town Hall

With new measures in place, Town Hall reopened to the public on June 1, 2020.

The new measures now in place at Town Hall include: 

  • Masks are required for all visitors to Town Hall;
  • Increased disinfecting and cleaning;
  • Physical separation indicators marked on the floor;
  • Barrier at the front counter;
  • Online appointment booking to reduce waiting times;
  • Hand sanitizer station upon entry;
  • Asking ill guests and employees to stay home;
  • Scheduled cleaning of high contact areas;
  • Asking those who have travelled recently to stay home;
  • Asking those who have COVID-19 or who are in contact with someone who has COVID-19 to stay home.

Please see our reopening plan (safety plan) for more information.

We continue to encourage the public to conduct Town business online or via phone as much as possible.

If an in-person visit is required at Town Hall, appointments are preferred. Please use our online Bookings application to schedule an appointment. A reminder that masks are required for all in-person visits to Town Hall.

Please visit our FAQs sheet to find out more information regarding Town services during COVID-19.

Unsure where to direct your inquiry? Please contact info@viewroyal.ca or call 250-479-6800.

Other Town Services

Some services in View Royal are delivered by others. If you have questions related to these services, please contact our service delivery partners directly: 

Garbage and Household Food Waste Collection

  • Visit the Waste Management website by clicking here or call 250-652-6242.

Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre

  • To find out what recreation programs and services are available, visit the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre website by clicking here or call 250-478-8384.

Recycling (Blue Box Program)

  • Visit the Capital Regional District website by clicking here or call 250-360-3000.

Water

  • Visit the Capital Regional District Water website by clicking here or call 250-474-9600.

Yard and Garden Waste 

In order to allow for physical distancing, both the Esquimalt/View Royal Yard and Garden Waste Transfer Station and Ellice Recycle will be limiting vehicle access to only two (2) vehicles in the yard at a time - please expect wait times.  

The Town requests that residents not drop off material at either site after hours or conduct illegal dumping in parks or boulevards. The public is encouraged to consider composting at home and is reminded that outdoor burning is prohibited. More information on composting can be found at compost.bc.ca.

Council Meetings & Public Hearings

Council meetings, Committee of the Whole meetings and Public Hearings will continue via live webcast only.

  • Council meetings will take place on the regularly scheduled Council meeting dates set for the first and third Tuesday of each month.   
  • Committee of the Whole meetings will take place on the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting dates set for the second Tuesday of each month.
  • Public Hearings will be scheduled as necessary and typically occur on Tuesday evenings.

For more information on meeting live webcasts, please click here

Parks, Trails & Playgrounds

All parks, trails and playgrounds in View Royal have reopened. View Royal encourages those using parks and playgrounds to:

  • practice safe physical distancing;
  • wash your hands before and after using the play area;
  • come back later if the area seems too busy;
  • limit your time if others are waiting; and
  • stay home if you feel sick.

Please note that all washroom facilities and water fountains remain closed at this time. If a certain park or playground looks too busy, there are lots more to choose from in View Royal. Check out our Parks & Trails Guide!

News Releases & Updates

Provincial Information 

The Province of British Columbia continues to post regular updates and information about support they are providing that you can find through their COVID-19 Provincial Support website and on our COVID-19 website page.

We recognize the hardships already faced by all of us. We endeavor to maintain physical distancing in our lives and in our communities as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. Thank you all for working so hard.

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