COVID-19 Resources & Recovery


Last updated February 5, 2021

Excerpt from Mayor Tait’s January 2021 Mayoral Statement:

“Thank you for remaining diligent as the globe responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. With hope on the horizon and the dissemination of a vaccine in its early stages, the District reflects on what has happened, where we are now, and what lies ahead.

Our economy has been hard hit and while the tide may be turning on the pandemic, many residents and local businesses will feel the effects for some time. As a community, let’s continue to be patient, kind and compassionate. Together, hold onto the Sooke spirit that we feel deeply and are so proud of.”

While Provincial Health Orders remain in place until February 5, 2021, the District remains open to serve you. Most business can be done online, through the District website, and by phone (250.642.1634). It is critical that, as a community, we work together to slow the spread. If attending municipal hall, please note that masks as mandatory as per provincial health orders.

Resources for local businesses

BC’s Restart Plan

BC’s Restart Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.

Find out more on the BC Restart Plan website.

News Releases:

Take advantage of local parks & recreation facilities

Sooke Parks

Described as “where the rainforest meets the sea”, Sooke’s natural surroundings define its character. The Sooke Basin, Sooke Harbour and Sooke River are the defining geographic features, as are the Sooke Hills and surrounding mountainous areas, which provide recreation opportunities for residents and visitors. Use our PARKS MAP to explore the outdoors, right here – in your community.

CRD Parks

All CRD Regional Parks remain open. Visitors must adhere to the orders and recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer and maintain social distancing from others. Please be prepared for limited or no access to park amenities such as toilets and garbage cans. Read more >>

SEAPARC Leisure Complex

SEAPARC Leisure Complex located at 2168 Phillips Road is open, with modification in place under Provincial Health Orders. Reserve your space for swimming, skating, or the weight room. For complete offerings and availability, please refer to SEAPARC’s website:

B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Strategy

December 9, 2020 – The provincial government released information about how the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in B.C. As part of B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization strategy, the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations begins the week of December 14, 2020 to health care workers in long-term care facilities.

Find information about vaccine safety, distribution plans, and the phased approach of vaccinations on the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccines page.

Province-wide restrictions are in effect (Put in place November 20, 2021, until February 5, 2021)

  • No social gatherings of any size
  • Masks are required in public all indoor settings and all retail stores.
  • Masks must be worn at workplaces in all shared spaces

For more information on these recent health orders, please visit the Government of BC website.

Resource for Seniors

  • Safe Seniors, Strong Communities is a program that matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials to volunteers in their community who are willing to help.

Mental Health & COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may make us feel confused, sad and anxious. Self-isolation may make us feel separate from some of the activities we used to do to help manage our feelings. It’s important to learn about resources and supports to help you take care of yourself and your family.

Visit this page regularly to stay informed.

Please also visit:



District of Sooke
Staff Email Directory

Fire Department and EOC
250-642-5422 |

Matt Barney, Deputy Chief & EOC Director
250-642-5422 ext. 638  |