All Capital Regional District (CRD) facilities are open and programs are running following provincial direction. We are continuing to deliver essential services and are implementing measures as directed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

To protect the health and safety of our staff, our workplaces, and the public we serve, and to support the efforts of the Province of BC in the fight against the pandemic, the CRD requires employees, volunteers who work alongside staff, and contractors who are required to follow CRD safety policies and/or who work alongside staff to be fully vaccinated by December 13, 2021.

The Provincial Health Officer has ordered that masks be worn in many indoor public spaces throughout BC.  

For vaccination information visit Island Health
Let’s all make a difference and curb the spread of this virus…together.

The CRD Board Process

Following the guidance released by the Province, all CRD Board and Standing Committee meetings will be held in-person with the option to meet electronically. Click here for an updated meeting calendar. 

In keeping with directives from the Province of BC, there is limited space for the public to attend CRD Board meetings in-person at this time. However, the public may continue to view meeting materials and webcasts online. Written submissions and applications to address the Board are encouraged, with a modified process for delegations electronically.

In response to the Ministerial order, we are updating our process for public notices and hearings for land use applications. For more information, please contact the JDF Office here. To learn more about how to write to & address the CRD Board, click here. For more information on appearing as a delegation at a Board or Committee meeting, click here

To find out if the committee/commission you are interested in has an upcoming meeting, click here for agendas.

Recreation Centres

The Provincial Health Office requires masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces, including CRD recreation centres, when not engaged in physical activity.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CRD Recreation Centres have followed the guidelines and orders set out by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and other governing bodies, including WorkSafeBC, Island Health, British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), and the Lifesaving Society.

As we continue to follow orders from the PHO, proof of vaccination with government issued ID is required for many programs and activities offered by recreation centres.

In addition, service changes are in effect until further notice:

  • Indoor organized gatherings (e.g. birthday parties) are cancelled
  • Seated events are limited to 50% capacity
  • Proof of vaccination is required for pool activities 12+ years

For more information on the CRD's recreation centres and how the orders impact individual recreation services and programs, please visit Panorama Recreation. SEAPARC and Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation

Thank you for your cooperation as we keep working together to be safe!

Regional Parks & Trails

All CRD Regional and Electoral Area parks, playgrounds, picnic shelters and the Nature Centre at Francis/King Regional Park are open. Picnic shelter reservations are open and can be booked online.

Planning to enjoy a CRD regional park or trail? Make sure you plan for the conditions and are well prepared. For tips on how to prepare for any weather, visit our Being Prepared page.

For more information, please visit: CRD Regional Parks and Trails.

Electoral Areas

For more information on the electoral areas of Salt Spring Island, Southern Gulf Islands and Juan de Fuca, visit www.crd.bc.ca/about/electoral-areas

For information about the Electoral Area Emergency Programs visit:

 

COVID-19 Safety Plans

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and increased transmission of the new Omicron strain of the virus, the Provincial Health Officer has announced a new order that requires employers to re-activate their COVID-19 Safety Plans to supplement their communicable disease plans.  The CRD has been actively managing and addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on an ongoing basis and continues to do so.

You can make a difference and support a safe restart by following the latest public health guidelines in BC's Restart plan.

For vaccine information visit Island Health.

COVID-19 Support and Information