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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please contact your health care provider, local public health office or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 if you have concerns about your personal health situation. If you are seeking non-medical information about COVID-19, please contact the provincial number, open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm, 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).

Last updated: April 5, 5:26 pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus 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.

What the City is Doing

In response to the ongoing and rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the City's Emergency Operations Centre is in constant dialogue with public health authorities, including Fraser Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control.

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.

Many City Services are still available online, by phone or email, and by appointment. See the full list of Affected City Services to find out more. For the latest information and updates, follow us on Twitter @CityofSurrey.

COVID-19 News & Updates

Get the latest City, Provincial and Federal news and updates on the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

Affected City Services

Find out what services have been impacted and how to access those available.

Facility Closures

See the list of City of Surrey facilities that are currently closed.

Event Cancellations

See the frequently updated list of events cancelled within the City of Surrey.

April 5, 2020

The Government of Canada has announced new measures for ferries and commercial passenger vessels with 12+ passengers that will come into effect April 6, 2020. These new measures include prohibiting commercial marine vessels from engaging in non-essential activities, restrictions on Canadian cruise ships and reductions in passengers allowed on ferries. In addition, health screening guidelines will be issued to ferry operators to better protect employees and passengers.

Read the full release

April 4, 2020

The Provincial goverment has announced the formation of the new COVID-19 Strategic Research Advisory Committee, which will facilitate research efforts across the province. Research will focus on B.C.-specific public health countermeasures to address some of the challenges of long-term care homes, inner city populations, rural communities, Indigenous people and health-care workers. This is in addition to a variety of research that is already underway across B.C.

Read the full statement

April 3, 2020

In an effort to maximize social distancing, Surrey City Council meetings will now be conducted virtually. 

Learn more about our upcoming Virtual Council Meetings, kicking off on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7pm. The meeting will also be live-streamed on our website.

Community Resources


COVID-19 Library Resources

Library facilities may be closed but they continue to provide valuable information and online resources. Find information on programs supporting individuals, families and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Employment Insurance, payment deferrals, wage subsidies and tax credits. Also find quality sources of health information in a number of languages. Find more information at the Surrey Libraries website.

Recreation Surrey Exercise Videos

Staying in doesn't have to mean being inactive. Our fitness instructors are bringing their classes to you so you can still get a workout in while social distancing at home. 

See the full list of workout videos including all your favourite classes from Bootcamp to Seniors' classes. 

YouTube Playlist

Shop Online for your Community

We're all doing our part right now by staying home, but Surrey's businesses still need your support. Fortunately, many of your favourite local shops are offering delivery online. So if you need groceries, lunch, or something in town, get comfortable, start browsing, and come together for your community by buying local from home.

Learn more at the InvestSurrey site


Send us your questions or concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) within Surrey to and foll us on Twitter @CityofSurrey for the latest information and updates.


Health & Travel Information

Learn what you can do to protect yourself, and what you should do if think you might be sick.