Effective immediately, and until further notice, the City of Powell River will no longer be taking bookings for Willingdon Beach campsite.
According to a media release from the city on March 24, campers currently occupying campsites can remain. Upcoming reservations have been cancelled to May 30.
This action is being taken as a preventive health measure for the safety and well-being of the public and city staff due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the release stated.
Currently, Willingdon Beach park and trail, Millennium Park trails, all other city parks and the sea walk remain open, however that status is reviewed daily, according to the media release.
The city is asking people to enjoy the parks and trails responsibly and observe two-metre physical distancing; not to congregate in groups and to use vigorous handwashing with children after using playground equipment.
The city is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency and follows the orders and recommendations of the provincial health officer, and the federal and provincial governments.
Information on regional campsite closures is available on the qathet Regional District website at qathet.ca. The regional district has closed Shelter Point park campground and Haywire Bay regional park campground until further notice.
News, updates, and any changes to the city’s responses and actions due to the COVID-19 situation are posted on the city website at powellriver.ca, plus on the Facebook page and Twitter feed.