Bylaw Officers Enforcing Public Health Orders

Municipal Bylaw Officers across BC have been directed by the Province to help enforce the ministerial orders issued related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Our City of Fernie Bylaw Officers are actively working with businesses and the general public to ensure that everyone is aware of, and complying with, provincial directives including:  physical distancing requirements, no gatherings over 50 people, and mandated business closures.

The Bylaw team are regularly visiting closed playgrounds, play structures and  sports fields to make sure that the closures are being respected, and are also patrolling public spaces through out Fernie to ensure that the public are practicing physical distancing.

Bylaw Officers have also visited hair salons, tattoo parlours, massage therapy businesses and fitness facilities to ensure that the closures mandated by the Province are in place. They are also visiting businesses that are still open to make sure they are exercising the proper spacing between customers.

Bylaw Officers continue to enforce existing City of Fernie Bylaws during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

If you have concerns regarding compliance with any of the Public Health Officer’s orders, please contact