The COVID-19 pandemic remains a concern and the Municipality continues to respond to the advice and direction provided by federal and provincial governments.

Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 and who are: at risk of more severe disease and may benefit from treatment; hospitalized; or pregnant.


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B.C.'s response to COVID-19

Support and information is available for British Columbian people, families and businesses at the B.C.'s response to COVID-19 webpage.

Public Health and Northern Health orders

Provincial restrictions remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) under the Public Health Act.

Provincial and regional restrictions


Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged, but not required, when travelling by air, train, public transit or BC Ferries.  

Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses and one another.

Masks and health care settings

You must wear a mask in all health care settings, like vaccine clinics and hospitals. 

Gatherings and events

There are no restrictions on:

  • Personal gatherings
  • Organized gatherings and events, like weddings and funerals
  • Worship services
  • Exercise and fitness activities
  • Swimming pools

Restaurants, pubs, bars and nighclubs

There are no restrictions at restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Sport activities

There are no restrictions on sport activities.

Visiting long-term care or seniors' assisted living facilities

There are no capacity restrictions on visitors at long-term care and seniors' assisted living facilities. You should check with your local facility about their policies before your visit.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Northern Health will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments at regularly scheduled clinics. Clinics will continue to be carefully planned based on vaccine registrations and appointment bookings. The NH website is the most up to date source for information on current clinic schedules and locations.
COVID-19 Testing 

Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 and who are: at risk of more severe disease and may benefit from treatment; hospitalized; or pregnant.


Rapid antigen testing kits

Everyone 18+ can get free rapid antigen testing kits from a pharmacy in their community.

To get a free rapid antigen testing kit, you must be:

  • A resident of B.C.
  • Registered for Medical Services Plan (MSP)
  • 18 years or older

You will need your Personal Health Number (PHN) to pick up your testing kit. 1 kit contains 5 individual tests. You are allowed 1 kit every 28 days. This makes sure that everyone who wants a kit can get one. You can't pay for additional kits. A test should only be used by people who develop symptoms of COVID-19 and want to confirm a positive or negative result. The tests are not suitable for international travel requirements.

Public health​

If you are concerned about COVID-19 symptoms, do not go to the clinic. Call 8-1-1 and follow the directions you are given. ​

Northern Health advises the most important steps residents and visitors can take to protect themselves and our region from COVID-19 are:

  • Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face. 
  • Stay home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms.
  • Limit contact with people who appear to be ill.