Municipal officials in Parksville and Qualicum Beach report people are doing well observing physical distancing protocols. (File photo)

COVID-19: Parksville Qualicum Beach residents following safety protocols

‘The city’s priority is to protect the health and safety of our residents’

Municipal governments have been encouraged to enforce provincial health orders related to COVID-19, but Parksville and Qualicum Beach haven’t encountered many issues.

According to the city, people are doing well. There have been six bylaw infractions for individuals in Parksville and 17 for businesses.

“Bylaw officers will continue to remind residents of the playground and sports courts closures, as well as the critical need to physical distance. City staff are also integrating patrols into their daily tasks and will report concerns to bylaw to assist with compliance. The city’s priority is to protect the health and safety of our residents,” read a city of Parksville release from early April.

READ MORE: COVID-19: Parksville bylaw officers to enforce provincial health orders

Qualicum Beach said it has asked 13 people to leave the town skate park since it closed. A few days ago, 12 people were asked to do the same in the BMX park.

Luke Sales, director of planning for the town, said everyone has been complying with requests, so they haven’t had to ticket anyone.

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