Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The best vaccine is the first available vaccine. Help put the pandemic behind us by registering to receive yours. See below for more information and to learn about Surrey's response to COVID-19.
July 18, 2021
Mask wearing is recommended in indoor public spaces for all people 12+ years who are not fully vaccinated.
At Surrey Libraries, masks are recommended if you haven't been fully vaccinated.
July 16, 2021
The City of Surrey will begin a gradual reopening of the Newton Seniors Centre as a pilot program with limited activities including writing, knitting, arts and crafts, walking club, women’s social, woodcarving and fitness starting July 20, 2021.
July 13, 2021
Guildford Aquatic Centre has reopened. Adjustments have been made to ensure for health and safety.
June 29, 2021
B.C. shifts to Step 3 of restart plan
With British Columbians achieving nearly 80% adult Dose 1 vaccine coverage and COVID-19 case counts continuing to decline, the Province is safely moving to Step 3 of its four-step restart plan on July 1, 2021.
Moving from Step 2 to Step 3 includes:
- return to normal for indoor and outdoor personal gatherings;
- maximum capacity for indoor organized gatherings of 50 people or up to 50% of a venue’s total capacity, whichever is greater;
- maximum capacity for outdoor organized gatherings of 5,000 people or up to 50% of a venue’s total capacity, whichever is greater;
- return to normal for fairs, festivals and trade shows, with communicable disease plans;
- return to Canada-wide recreational travel;
- reopening of casinos, with reduced capacity and ~50% of gaming stations permitted to open;
- reopening of nightclubs, with up to 10 people seated at tables, no socializing between tables and no dancing;
- return to normal hours for liquor service at restaurants, bars and pubs with table limits to be determined by venue and no socializing between tables;
- return to normal for sports and exercise facilities, with communicable disease plans; and
- mask wearing recommended in indoor public spaces for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.
Read the full provincial release.
June 8, 2021
City of Surrey Restarting of Operations
We appreciate the continued patience of our residents as we work towards restoring operations and look forward to welcoming you back to our facilities soon.
There are three steps to getting vaccinated against COVID-19:
- Book an appointment when invited to do so
- Get the vaccine
The provincial Get Vaccinated website is available in multiple languages:
- 如何接種新型冠狀病毒疫苗 (Traditional Chinese)
- 如何接种新型冠状病毒疫苗 (Simplified Chinese)
- Marche à suivre pour se faire vacciner contre la COVID-19
- ਕੋਵਿਡ-19 ਲਈ ਟੀਕਾਕਰਣ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਕਰਾਈਏ
- چطور واکسن COVID-19 را دریافت کنید
- Paano magpabakuna para sa COVID-19
- 코로나19 예방접종 받는 방법
- Cómo vacunarse contra el COVID-19
- كيفية الحصول على لقاح كوفيد-19
- Cách nhận vắc-xin ngừa COVID-19
- कोविड-19 के लिए टीकाकरण कैसे करवाएं
For general information about COVID-19, visit:
Drive-Thru and Drive-in Events
A person may permit a place – other than a private residence or vacation accommodation – to be used for, or may provide, a drive-thru demonstration or event to view a seasonal light or similar display, or to drop off or pick up items such as food, toys or books, if the following conditions are met:
no more than 50 vehicles are present at the drive-in;
no food or drink is distributed;
traffic moves in one direction;
- the entrance and exit are clearly marked and controlled;
- patrons stay in their vehicles except to drop off or pick up items and return to their vehicles without delay;
- patrons, staff and volunteers maintain a 2-metre distance from one another or physical barriers are in place;
- patrons do not congregate together in one spot;
- the organizer monitors the actions of patrons to ensure that 1) they only leave their vehicles to drop off items, 2) they return to their vehicles immediately after dropping off items, and 3) they comply with the public health orders.
Gatherings on public property, including city parks and civic buildings, are subject to the City of Surrey’s Special Events Regulation Bylaw, 2002, No. 14731. More information is available on the event hosting application page.
Public Health Violations
To report a public health violation, contact the Surrey Bylaw Call Centre at 604-591-4370 or the Surrey RCMP non-emergency line at 604-599-0502. Less urgent violations can be reported online using our Report a Problem tool.
Going Out? Do It Safely!
See what activities are Low-Risk, Medium-Risk, and High-Risk.
Signage for Businesses
If you require signage for your restaurant or business in Surrey, we have created two options for you:
Reopening Our Facilities
As the province has moved through its Restart Plan, we continue to take a phased approach to offer increased programs, services and facilities. Many facilities have reopened with modified hours and programs. Some activities are suspended and pre-registration is required for all activities.
Review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols to know what to expect during your visit.
For more information about COVID-19 in Surrey, contact COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Staying in doesn't have to mean being inactive or bored. City staff are bringing their programming and knowledge to you so you can still get a workout, a story or learn more about Surrey while social distancing at home.
See the full list of videos and online programs including all your favourite fitness classes, story times, local artists and more!
Shop Online for your Community
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
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.
COVID-19 Resources from Surrey Libraries
Library branches are open with limited hours and services. The Surrey Libraries website also has valuable information on programs supporting individuals, families and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Quality sources of health information is available in a number of languages.
COVID-19 Business Resource Centre
This resource centre provides real-time updates on business resources during the COVID-19 crisis. These resources include business continuity plans, procurement opportunities, employment resources and consolidated financial supports. View resources.
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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 mid-February 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.