COVID-19 Information

Page last updated on September 24, 2021.
Island Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

To learn how to book your vaccine, please visit:

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

Town Hall is open to the public with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

These measures include: 

  • Masks are required for all visitors to Town Hall and for staff in common areas. Disposable masks are available for those entering without their own mask;
  • Increased disinfecting and cleaning;
  • Physical separation indicators marked on the floor;
  • Barrier at the front counter;
  • Online appointment booking;
  • 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 safety plan [PDF - 302 KB] for more information.

We continue to encourage the public to conduct Town business online or via phone as much as possible. Prior to visiting Town Hall, please check whether or not an in-person visit is required.

Although not required, our online bookings application is available if you would like to schedule an appointment to visit Town Hall. Please remember to wear a mask when attending your appointment.

Unsure where to direct your inquiry? Contact 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.


  • 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

Council Meetings & Public Hearings

Council meetings, Committee of the Whole meetings and Public Hearings are occuring with a limited number of public present in Council Chambers. The public are also welcome to virtually attend and/or participate in meetings via live webcast.

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

To Attend a Meeting In-Person:

  • Due to limited seating, you are encouraged to reserve a seat for the meeting you wish to attend. Persons arriving at Town Hall without a reserved seat risk not being permitted into the building if the maximum number of seats are already taken.
  • To reserve a seat, call the Deputy Corporate Officer at 250-479-6800 or email and include your name and the number of seats you would like to reserve.
  • Masks are mandatory while attending a meeting at Town Hall.

Parks, Trails & Playgrounds

All parks, trails and playgrounds in View Royal are open. 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.

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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