The District of Ucluelet is echoing Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s message to avoid travel in and out of the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions.
On Nov. 7, Henry announced that from Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. to Nov. 23 at 12 p.m., travel into and out of the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley should be limited to essential travel only.
In light of the recommendation, the District of Ucluelet, Tourism Ucluelet, and the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce are also asking residents of the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions to avoid non-essential travel to Ucluelet until Nov. 23.
Visitors that are scheduled to travel to Ucluelet from these health regions between now and Monday, Nov. 23 are asked to speak to their accommodation provider to reschedule their trip until it is safe to travel.
“We thank visitors from these regions for their continued support and understanding; we look forward to welcoming you to Ucluelet when the time is right to travel,” the district said.
Residents of Ucluelet are asked to adhere to Henry’s recommendation against travelling to the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions for non-essential purposes.
In the last 24 hours, Island Health has seen a record daily increase of 16 COVID-19 cases. Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health continue to have the highest number of COVID-19 cases in B.C.
Also on Friday, Island Health’s chief medical health officer issued a new public health order stating operators and owners and campgrounds and RV parks in Island Health must collect contact information and keep it for 30 days.