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Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees. We have a business continuity plan in place and we are well-prepared to maintain the essential services that you rely on.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 visit the provnicial website by clicking here.

Proof of Vaccination
By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. You must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended. 

The easiest way to show proof is using the BC Vaccine Card. Get your card today at

The B.C. Government's proof of vaccination requirements are now in affect and will impact access to some Town of Golden programs.
Proof of vaccination will not be required when entering Town facilities for:

  • Youth (under 19) who are participating in a sporting activity. This includes groups such as Minor Hockey, Figure Skating, Golden Basketball Association and any other youth sport.
  • Coaches and support staff for youth group and team sports.
  • Adults dropping off and supporting your child/youth attending a sports program.

Proof of vaccination will be required when entering Town facilities for:

  • All Adults (19+) participating in sport and fitness programs at the Arena and Rec Plex. This will include public drop-in programs and adults renting a recreation facility.
  • All spectators 12+ attending a Rockets home game.

Information on vaccinations:

Updates from Town Hall:

  • April 19, 2021: Town Hall will be closed to the public effective immediately until further notice out of an abundance of caution for staff and the general public following a confirmed internal exposure to COVID-19. 
  • Limited recreation programs are back at the Rec Plex and Arena, check out the schedule here. 
  • Mask up Golden. Check out the Town of Golden's mask and prevention awareness video.

September 2020 to December 2020:
  • Public skating is back at the Arena - December 16 
  • Recreation Update - November 27: Temporary recreation facility closures.
  • Recreation Update - November 23: ThePublic Health Officer announced new province-wide restrictions for British Columbia. Here’s what you need to know about the impacts to Town of Golden facilities and recreation operations.
  • Mandatory Masks - November 19: Wearing a mask is now mandatory in all Town of Golden facilities. People who cannot put on or remove a mask are exempt and masks for children under the age of 2 is not recommended.
  • Town Hall Hours of Operation Updated - September 8: Town Hall is now open for in-person services Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May - August 2020: March - April 2020:
Payments and accessing services:
For residents that need to make a payment to the Town of Golden, you can pay through online banking or by cheque or money order through the mail or the mail slot at Town Hall. For more information on payment options, including how to set up online payments through online banking, visit

If you have questions about Town services during the closure, such as making payments, renewing dog or business licenses or applying for permits, please reach out by email as follows:

Updates from Local Physicians:

Dr. Trina Larsen-Soles, posts a daily update on behalf of Golden's local physicians on the Golden Classifieds Facebook Page. You can read read all of the updates here. 
You can help prevent the spread of all viruses, including COVID-19, with these simple tips:
  • Maintain physical distancing:
    • ⁣⁣Stay 2 metres (6 feet) from others.⁣⁣ If you can't maintain physical distancing, wear a mask.
    • Absolutely NO group gatherings.⁣⁣
    • If the park is busy, leave, and come back later.
  • Wash your hands! The most important thing you can do to prevent coronavirus (and other illnesses) is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food.
  • Cover it up! Cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing and sneezing.
  • Stay home! If you are sick and experiencing fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms, stay at home and away from others. Do not go to work or school. If you have questions or concerns about your health contact Health Link by dialing 811. If you are advised to seek care, please contact the clinic (250-344-2211) or hospital (250-344-5271) before going in.
  • Clean up! Clean the following high-touch surfaces frequently with regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water): toys, toilets, phones, electronics, door handles, bedside tables, and tv remotes.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit one of the following official sources: