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July 14, 2022

The Government of BC is encouraging parents to register children under 5 for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Regional health authorities will start offering this vaccine at clinics throughout the province on Aug. 2, 2022.

Register your children through the provincial Get Vaccinated system now. Once registration is complete, parents or guardians will be invited to book a vaccination at a clinic in their community when the immunization program starts in August. For children who are not yet six months of age, parents or guardians should still register their child and can expect an invitation once the child reaches six months of age.

Read the full provincial media release.

Get Vaccinated

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet or if it’s been more than 28 days since your first dose, book your appointment and get protected from COVID-19.

Visit the Province's website to book your appointment. Vaccinations in Surrey are being administered by Fraser Health.

Booster Shots

Everyone 12 years and older will be invited to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine 6 months after they received their second dose. B.C. is making plans to offer everyone 12+ a fall booster dose.

If you haven't had any booster doses, you should get one as soon as possible to keep up-to-date.

Learn more about getting a COVID-19 booster shot.

Multi-language Resources

The provincial Get Vaccinated website is available in multiple languages:

Fraser Health also has translated resources.

Testing

Learn if you are eligible for testing for COVID-19 in Surrey if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

If you are unsure whether to seek medical care or get tested, contact your family physician or the Fraser Health Virtual Care team at 1-800-314-0999, or use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

City Facilities and Services

We continue to take a phased approach to offer increased programs, services and facilities. Many facilities have reopened with modified hours and programs. 

Review our COVID-19 safety protocols to know what to expect during your visit.

City Hall is open. Appointments are encouraged for certain services but not required. Check our wide range of online services as an alternative to making the trip to City Hall.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols at Re-opened Facilities

The health and safety of our residents and staff is our top priority. All facilities and activities will meet strict health and safety guidelines as set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, Fraser Health and appropriate industry associations. 

Prior to visiting a facility or participating in an activity, please self-assess to ensure you are healthy and ready to recreate.  

  • Patrons who are sick will not be allowed entry. 

  • The majority of drop-in activities no longer require reservations. The current reservation system will remain in place for all group fitness and some other activities. 

  • Wash hands frequently. 

As we reopen, we will evaluate our procedures and programs and modify them as necessary.

Proof of Vaccination

Effective April 8, proof of vaccination is no longer required for activities offered at civic facilities. Mask use is optional, and we encourage patrons to continue washing their hands, respecting safety protocols, and adhering to our code of conduct within facilities.

    Additional Resources

    For general information about COVID-19, visit:

    See what activities are Low-Risk, Medium-Risk, and High-Risk.

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    If you require signage for your restaurant or business in Surrey, we have created two options for you:

    Virtual mental health supports

    Virtual services are available for those who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges.

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    For more information about COVID-19 in Surrey, contact us.

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    Surrey's businesses need your support. Fortunately, many of your favourite local shops are offering delivery online. If you need groceries, lunch, or something in town, start browsing and come together for your community by buying local from home.

    Learn more at SurreyStoreToDoor.ca 

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    COVID-19 Resources for Seniors

    In response to COVID-19, we have compiled a list of COVID-19 resources available for Surrey Seniors. Find resources for fitness, mental health, emergency preparation, and personal development. 

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    COVID-19 Resources from Surrey Libraries

    Library branches are open.

    The Surrey Libraries website also has valuable information on programs supporting individuals, families and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    COVID-19 Business Resource Centre

    This resource centre provides real-time updates on business resources during the COVID-19 crisis.  

    View resources.

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    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 February 2020 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.