Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, including booking details, please visit gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated or call 1-833-838-2323.

The City of Coquitlam continues to provide most civic services and take steps to protect the public and help limit the spread of COVID-19. For updates on specific programs and service areas, see the options listed to the left (if viewing on a computer) or listed below (if viewing on a mobile device).

We are closely monitoring the situation in British Columbia and locally. Please watch this page for updates to City services as the pandemic continues, and see the links at the bottom of the page for COVID-19 information from other government and health authorities.

We're all in this together; let's stay apart.

Vaccination Clinics

Updated April 6, 2021

As the Province rolls out the largest immunization program in B.C.’s history, vaccination clinics are being organized in 172 communities across B.C. and will be overseen by local health authorities. There are four Phases to the BC Immunization Plan: Phases 1 and 2 focus on protecting those most vulnerable to severe illness first, and Phases 3 and 4 focus on immunization of the general population.

Health authority contact information, complete call-in schedules, hours of operations and step-by-step instructions on how to book an appointment for yourself, for a family member, for a friend or neighbour is available at gov.bc.ca/bcseniorsfirst

Thank you for doing your part to contribute to COVID-19 immunity in our community. Please note that call centres will never ask for financial information, including credit card details.

Phase 3 (current)

The City of Coquitlam is proud to support the COVID-19 BC Immunization Plan, with the Poirier Forum and Centennial Pavilion are being used as a combined mass vaccination facility operated by  Fraser Health Authority. The Forum will not be a drive-through vaccination site.

Once you are eligible to receive your vaccination, call 1-833-838-2323 or book online at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.

Parking in the Poirier precinct area will be busier than usual as the City of Coquitlam works with Fraser Health to provide a safe space for our local Vaccination Clinic. View the Poirier Precinct Parking Map (PDF) for other parking options nearby. Thank you for your patience and for supporting immunity in our community.

The Provincial Health Officer orders and guidelines remain in place for everyone, regardless of whether they have received the vaccine. The staggered schedule ensures that our most vulnerable populations are immunized first. You will not be able to book before your designated period, so please do not attempt to book an appointment with Fraser Health Authority prior to that, as it may impact their ability to vaccinate those most at risk. 

For more information on local immunization clinics and COVID-19 vaccines, visit fraserhealth.ca/vaccine.

Recreation and Service Updates

Updated March 29, 2021

In compliance with current PHOs, the City has reviewed all adult community centre and recreation programming (ages 19+). Currently, skating and swimming activities as well as individual sport and physical activity for adults is permitted. Masks are now mandatory at all times, including when exercising. Children and youth programs (under 19 years of age) are also permitted. 

Please note that masks are mandatory for all people entering City facilities. Exemptions apply for people with health conditions or physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear a mask; for people who cannot remove a mask on their own; and for children under the age of 12. 

At this time, most City services continue to be delivered with protocols in place to ensure both public and staff safety. For service details, click on the link of the area of service. Staff are also available by phone or email; visit coquitlam.ca/contact. Also, many City services and transactions can be completed online; visit coquitlam.ca/eservices.

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  1. Phased Reopening Framework

The reopening of City facilities is guided by Coquitlam’s Phased Reopening Framework, which is aligned with B.C.’s Restart Plan.

Stage 3 began in July 2020 and includes the following:

  • Programs and swimming, and online recreation programs introduced in earlier stages.
  • Drop-in access to City Hall, Austin Works Yard, the Archives, the Animal Shelter and Town Centre Fire Hall, with controls in place and reduced capacity.
  • Registered access through coquitlam.ca/registration for both pre-registered drop-in activities and registered programs at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, City Centre Aquatic Centre, Pinetree and Poirier Community Centres, and Dogwood and Glen Pine Pavilions.

Modified participation in parks volunteer programs. For more information about parks volunteer programs, please email Park Spark.