Islands Trust has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adjusting its operations to comply with provincial health officer safety guidelines and recommendations and by helping to communicate information to the public.

Below, you’ll find information on our workplace safety plan, public office hours, meetings, updates, news releases and additional resources to help you stay safe and protected during this pandemic.

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Our COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

Islands Emergency Response Centres

The Province of BC coordinates agencies during a pandemic event. Regional Districts in the Trust Area have the responsibility for coordinating emergency response on the islands. For local information:

Islands Trust Public Office Hours 

The public is again welcome to visit Islands Trust offices in person with the reminder that masks and physical distancing are continued requirements. Islands Trust doors are open at all three office locations: Gabriola Island, Salt Spring Island, and Victoria.

At this time, staff are available by e-mail and phone during regular business hours and  each Islands Trust office has different days and times of opening and capacity limits:


Northern Office Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

700 North Road, Gabriola Island

Maximum two people in addition to staff


Salt Spring Office Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4: 30 p.m.

1 – 500 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island

Maximum two people in addition to staff


Victoria Office Tuesday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

200 – 1627 Fort Street

Maximum three people, in addition to staff

Islands Trust Meetings

All Islands Trust and Island Trust Conservancy public meetings are being held electronically. Provincial Ministerial Emergency Order 192 permits Islands Trust to hold meetings electronically. Meetings are advertised on our website and notification is e-mailed out to our subscriber lists.

Islands Trust Updates and Social Media

COVID-19 Information – Trusted Sources 

Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their health-care provider, or call 8-1-1.

For non-medical provincial information about COVID-19 (e.g. financial support options for individuals and businesses, advice regarding travel, emergency order interpretation, and any other questions) call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319), 7:30 am-8 pm, 7 days a week.

BC Ferries: Travel Advisory and COVID-19 webpage.

Islands Trust News Releases