We all need to do our part to support health providers and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Messages from Mayor Rob Martin
- Mayor Martin: Keeping Colwood Healthy update (March 31, 2020)
- Mayor Martin: Stay Healthy video update (March 24, 2020)
The City of Colwood is taking steps to ensure ongoing provision of City services
- Looking for City services? Check our status list for all City services.
- Access to City Hall is limited to by appointment only. We're here to help! Contact us by phone at 250-478-5999 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Public meetings have been suspended as the City ramps up its capacity for electronic meetings that provide effective public participation remotely.
Be vigilant in protecting yourself and others
Stay home: physical distancing is how we will "flatten the curve" to protect ourselves and each other.
- Wash your hands well and often.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your flexed elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Seek medical attention if you have difficulty breathing. Call your doctor or 8-1-1 for medical information. (For non-medical questions call 1-888-COVID19).
- Stay connected: check in with family, friends and neighbours. Get tips for staying healthy & connected.
Know what financial support is available
- Find links at the West Shore Chamber of Commerce
- Find links to Essential Business Resources through the South Island Prosperity Project
- BC COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
- Western Economic Diversification Canada response to COVID-19
- Smal Business BC Business Continuity & COVID-19 Small Business Resources
- Business Development Bank of Canada loans and advice - Support for entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19
- Canada’s Trade Commissioner - COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Businesses
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada
Take advantage of Public Health Resources
- BC COVID-19 Support App
- Online Self-assessment tool: People with a cough, fever or sore throat can use this online self-assessment to help determine whether testing is recommended.
- Call 2-1-1 if you are a senior who could use a hand getting groceries or prescriptions, or if you are a volunteer who wants to help.
Refer to trusted sources for public health information
Protect your mental health
- Pacific Centre Family Services Association
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Kids Help Phone
- Here to Help BC
- Kelty Mental Health
- MindHealth BC
- Need2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support
Find ways to help
- Volunteer: Contact Volunteer Victoria or call BC 2-1-1 if you are a volunteer who could deliver groceries or prescriptions to seniors in your area.
- Give blood: Canadian Blood Services is in urgent need of donations.
- Donate to Food Banks: Goldstream Food Bank | Our Place Society.
- Buy Local: Shop online at local businesses, get take-out, buy gift cards.
Learn more about general preparedness at www.colwood.ca/BePrepared