COVID-19

This webpage provides Township-specific updates, service interruptions, and other useful links and information.

Site last updated: March 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Official Health Information and Links

Recent Updates

Burning Permits

  • Metro Vancouver, in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and BC Ministry of Health, is restricting open burning in all areas of Metro Vancouver, effective immediately through to Wednesday, April 15, 2020.  These restrictions also apply to the Township of Langley.

Civic Facility

  • The Civic Facility will be closed to the public as of 4:30pm, Tuesday March 24.
  • Deliveries are available Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm by calling 604-534-3211.
  • Contact tenant businesses directly for access.

Recreation and Culture Facilities and Programs

  • Spring break day camps and childcare services are suspended at all Township community recreation and culture centres.
  • All Township recreation centres, arenas, pools, fitness centres, gyms, meeting rooms, and the Langley Centennial Museum are closed.
  • We will communicate with attendees directly regarding future event dates, refunds, and other specific details.
  • Registration for programs, events, and activities is suspended until further notice.

These decisions were made with careful consideration after reviewing recent government and health authority information and orders including the indefinite suspension of K-12 schools.

Parks

  • Parks and trails remain open. Follow social distancing protocols – stay 2 metres apart from other people and avoid touching public surfaces. 
  • All park facility bookings and park permits are cancelled until further notice.
  • Park parking lot gates will remain locked
  • Park washrooms are closed 
  • Parks facilities that encourage gatherings, or are intended for use by multiple users, are closed.  These include:
    • Sports fields
    • Park Parking lots
    • Ball Hockey / Lacrosse boxes
    • Skateboard parks
    • Basketball courts
    • Volleyball courts
    • Tennis courts
    • Climbing / bouldering walls
    • Spray parks
    • Picnic facilities
    • Fieldhouses
    • Bocce courts
    • Baseball diamonds
    • BMX/Mountain bike tracks
    • McLeod Athletic Park running track
    • Langley Row/Paddling Centre dock
    • Disc golf courses
    • Community gardens
    • Dog parks
    • Batting cages
    • Marina Park boat launch

Community Development and Engineering

  • Engineering and Community Development customer service counters at the Civic Facility are closed for in person transactions.  Staff will be available via phone or email.
  • The Operations Centre main entrance will be closed to customers.  Staff will be available via phone or email.  This does not impact deliveries to Stores.

Garbage, Green Cart and Recycling

  • All waste collection services are proceeding on scheduled days. 
  • Gloves, masks, wipes, etc, MUST be double bagged.  Garbage carts with loose debris of this nature will not be picked up.
  • Residents are reminded households who produce extra garbage must purchase Extra Garbage stickers for $3 per bag or can.  Residents can call 604.534.3211 to arrange for purchase, with delivery by Canada Post.

Permits and Inspections

  • Staff continue to process applications and inspection requests, but are changing the way we deliver service. Staff will contact applicants regarding next steps related to fees, documentation, issuance and inspection delivery.
  • Continue to book required inspections, but be aware that some building inspections are currently suspended. This does not alleviate the requirement for inspections to occur.
  • All building inspections on occupied buildings are currently suspended. This includes single-family dwellings, secondary suite inspections, business license inspections and publicly occupied buildings.
  • Engineering related permits can be submitted via email to enginfo@tol.ca. Staff will follow up regarding application fee submission at a later date.
  • Permit processing and issuance timing may be delayed as we work to refine methods to provide service.
  • Small Community Development and Building Permit related applications can be deposited in the drop box outside the main first floor entrance at the Township Civic Facility.  Larger applications may be submitted by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, contact:
    • Building Permits - Permits Licence and Inspection Services at 604.533.6018
    • Rezoning, Subdivision, and Development Permits at 604.533.6034

Events

The Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health have directed that all public gatherings larger than 50 people be cancelled or postponed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Due to this directive, the following Township events have been cancelled or postponed.

  • Volunteer Appreciation – Thursday April 2, 2020 – Postponed
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Night - Saturday, March 28 2020 - Cancelled
  • 216 Street Corridor Study Open House - Tuesday March 31 - Cancelled
  • Township of Langley and City of Langley "Langley Walk" event – Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Cancelled

The Township is staying up-to-date on information from government and official health authorities. We will continue to take direction from them on closures and cancellations and will communicate when there are further updates to ensure citizens are kept informed.

 

Staying Connected With TOL

If citizens are feeling sick, health authorities suggest staying at home. For Township updates and convenient access to Township services, citizens can: