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COVID-19 District Information
The District of Peachland has made the decision to close all District of Peachland facilities to the public and suspend all Recreation Services effective March 19, 2020.
During this time, the public is asked to perform business electronically or by appointment only:
- General Inquiries:
- Public Works/Parks:
- Fire Department:
Check this page for the District's daily updates to help keep our community and visitors informed and safe.
Most Recent News Release
Archived News Releases
Below is the latest information about the status of services and facilities in the District of Peachland during the COVID-19 situation. This information will be updated by 4 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday each week. There will be no briefing updates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday unless the evolving situation requires otherwise.
Current Daily BriefingDaily Briefing No. 31 - June 3, 2020
Archived Daily Briefings
On June 23, 2020 Council approved the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Policy. This policy is intended to reduce transmission hazards during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The District of Peachland is committed to following the orders and guidelines established by the Provincial and Local Health Officer, WorkSafe BC, BC Centre for Disease Control and relevant public health organizations. In compliance with regulatory recommendations, the District has developed a COVID-19 Pandemic Response Policy.
COVID-19 Taxpayer Relief
The District is following the daily recommendations from the BC Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control, which includes these examples:
- Continued awareness about the importance of washing hands for at least 30-seconds, using and carefully discarding tissues to cough/sneeze, not touching your face.
- Enhanced cleaning at District facilities, limit in-person contact and interactions through social distancing and isolation where required.
- Emergency responses will continue in all cases.
- Adhere to the changing recommendations from health authorities to help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy and safe.
- Encouraging the public to use telephone and online channels to communicate, including paying bills online.
- Working closely with employees who have recently traveled, who are away and who are currently working in our facilities to maintain a safe workplace and protect our employees, customers and visitors.
Just like our outstanding community members, Council and staff are doing the best we can navigating through this uncharted territory. The District would also like to thank our community for doing your part to protect your health and that of your loved ones.
The official Canadian sources for information on COVID-19 are the Government of Canada, the BC Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control.
Peachland Parks and Recreation Restart Plan
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the District of Peachland recognizes and adheres to the guidelines established by the Provincial and Local Health Officer(s), WorkSafeBC, BC Centre for Disease Control and related public health organizations with the safety of our staff and community being our priority. This includes permitting scheduled access to our facilities, but solely on the basis that COVID-19 precautions will be adhered to by any and all user groups and individual participants.
The following Parks and Recreation Restart Plan and Safety Plan for Community Services will guide our return to recreation activities
Peachland Parks and Recreation Restart Plan
COVID-19 District of Peachland Safety Plan for Community Services – Parks, Community Centres, and 4th Street Place
For a list of available programs, or to register for a session, click here.
As we move forward, we all must ensure we are reading and seeking accurate, reliable information about the COVID-19 situation and how we should all respond.
Please use trusted sources such as the BC Centre for Disease Control, Interior Health Authority, the BC Ministry of Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a COVID-19 information telephone line at: 1-833-784-4397.
Anyone exposed to, or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their primary care provider or call 8-1-1.
Here are some quick links to information on COVID-19:
This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.
Who should be tested for COVID-19?
People with respiratory symptoms who are:
- Hospitalized, or likely to be hospitalized
- Health Care Workers
- Residents of long term care facilities
- Part of an investigation of a cluster or outbreak
Who does not need to be tested for COVID-19?
- People without symptoms
- Patients with mild respiratory symptoms who can be managed at home, including returning travellers with an onset of illness within 14 days of return to Canada
Employment Interruption Support
Employment Insurance programs have been expanded to support individuals that may have their employment impacted due to COVID-19.
Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement and is available to eligible claimants who are unable to work because of illness, injury or quarantine, to allow them time to restore their health and return to work. Canadians quarantined can apply for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.
To learn more, or apply for support visit the Employment and Social Development Canada website by clicking the link below.
Mental Health Resources
The Canadian Mental Health Association has complied a list of resources to help people mitigate the impacts that the COVID-19 outbreak may be having on the mental health of themselves or people they care about. There are a number of recommendations and services available to help support the community as this situation unfolds.
Click the link below to learn about and access their available resources and services.
Small Business Resources
The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) has prepared a BC specific business guide with resources available for businesses and they are continually updating it as new programs and resources come online.
Click the links below to learn about available resources and information to support your business.
- Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
- COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information
- BCEDA: #COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission has compiled a list of resources to help mitigate the impacts to businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.
Click the link below to learn about available resources.
The BC Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of resources to help mitigate the impacts to businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. Click the link below to learn about available resources.
The province has created a phone service to provide non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing.
Information is available in more than 110 languages, 7:30 am - 8 pm at:
1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 1-888-268-4319