To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of St. John’s is following guidelines for services and programming as outlined in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador NL Life with COVID-19 Plan. 

This page is for all the news and announcements from the City of St. John's related to precautionary measures undertaken to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Please note that non-medical masks must be worn inside any public facility, including municipal buildings.

Proof of Vaccination
As of October 22, individuals 19 years or older must show proof of vaccination and photo identification to enter any Recreation facility operated by the City of St. John's or participate in any City-run recreation or entertainment program. Proof of vaccination is not required at Administration Buildings or for the purpose of conducting business with the City, as per provincial guidelines. For information on NLVaxPass, please visit

Contact Us
Residents are encouraged to contact the City through Access St. John's in the following ways:

Council are meeting regularly, however Council Chambers remain closed to the public until further notice. Meetings continue to be broadcast live and archived on the City’s website at

All City Messages
COVID-19 Update: Recreation Programs and Services February 4
COVID-19 Update Recreation Programs and Services January 21
COVID-19 Update on City Facilities
COVID-19 Update: Capacity Reduced at City Recreation Facilities
Proof of Vaccination Required to Enter City Facilities October 22
Mask Mandate and City Facilities August 11
COVID-19 Update on City Services March 26
COVID-19 Update on City Services for March 16
Recreation Registration, Travel in Bowring Park
Recycling Collection Resumes March 1
Recycling Collection Suspended for Two Weeks February 14
Playgrounds and the Loop Closed February 13
Update on City Services for February 12
COVID-19 Cases, City of St. John's
Update on City Services for February 10
Update on City Services for February 9 as of 6 p.m.
Update on City Services for February 9
Recreation Facilities Closed Tuesday Morning Feb. 9
The Loop is Open with COVID Requirements
 Senior Citizen Tax Reduction Automatically Extended
Update on City Services Sept. 28
Access Centre to Reopen September 8
Residential Parking Permit Renewal Extended
Modified Learn to Swim Program
Recreation Update July 21
Update on City Services July 10
Update on Commercial Operations at Robin Hood Bay
Council Extends Interest Relief and Expedites Application Process for Outdoor Spaces
Update on City Services July 3
Sewer Backup Service Re-instated
Outdoor Pools Open July 2
Update on Service June 25
Update on Service June 18
Transportation Changes to Support Social Distancing
Book an Appointment for Bulk & Metal Collection
Alert Level 3 Impact to City Services
Restrictions Easing in Municipal Parks; Tennis Courts to Open May 29
Waste Announcements: RDO & Curbside Recycling & Yard Waste
Bulk Garbage Accepted as of May 19
City Officials Concerned About Behaviour in Parks
Humane Services to Offer Low Cost Cat Neuter and Contactless Adoptions
Municipal Parks to Reopen May 11
RDO to Open for Bagged Household Garbage May 11
Planning Underway to Repoen RDO and Parks
Fast Facts on Litter Collection
Yard Waste Pick-Up Postponed for May
Recycling to Resume Monthly; St. George's Day Notices
Fast Facts on Laptop Purchases
Council Considers Street Network Changes
City Seeking Feedback on Public Engagement
Private Sewer Lateral Service Discontinued
Thank-You Virtual Event for Essential Workers
COVID-19 Update for March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Update for March 24, 2020
Tax Relief for Commerical and Residential Property Owners
City Council Meeting Postponed
COVID-19 Update for March 21, 2020
COVID-19 Update for March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update for March 17, 2020
Factility Closures Due to COVID-19
City Monitoring COVID-19 Situation

Other helpful links:
Provincial COVID-19 website
Travel advisories in Canada are posted here.
Information on COVID-19 from the Public Health Agency of Canada.