Building Status and Emergency Information

Building Status and Emergency Information

​PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS STATUS FOR

Due to current public health recommendations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, public access to the Parliament Buildings is suspended until further notice. 

General public access to the Parliament Buildings and Public Use of Grounds Requests will be granted in accordance with the guidance and orders issued by the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Recognizing the importance of B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization program, all individuals and guests will be required to wear a face mask in common areas and to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to gain access to any buildings on the Legislative Precinct. The proof of vaccination initiative comes into effect on Monday, September 13, 2021, and is expected to end on Monday, January 31, 2022. The program will be re-evaluated regularly and may be subject to extension by the Legislative Assembly Management Committee.

The Chamber Public Gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when the Legislative Assembly is in session. Access is available by advance registration by email reservations@leg.bc.ca or by phone 250-387-0952. For more information, please visit Observing Debates

Please visit the COVID-19 Updates​ webpage for more information.

Emergency Planning

In the event of an emergency, or change to status of the Parliament Buildings, this webpage would be updated with instructions and information to assist to Members of the Legislative Assembly, legislative staff, and visitors.  Information may include precinct security alerts, closures and openings during emergencies or unfavorable weather situations.  

Security services for the Parliament Buildings and precinct grounds are provided 24 hours a day by Legislative Assembly Protective Services (LAPS). LAPS is also responsible for advising and assisting with security matters concerning constituency offices. All Assembly employees should familiarize themselves with emergency procedures in order to ensure their own safety and the safety of others in an emergency. In the event of a security incident or emergency situation, follow the direction of Legislative Assembly Protective Services or designated emergency wardens.

To report a matter of personal or public safety, or if you observe any suspicious activity, please contact Legislative Assembly Protective Services.

 

Emergency Contact Information

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY PROTECTIVE SERVICES

​Urgent Security Inquiries(250) 387-5555
Non-​Urgent Security Inquiries(250) 387-5516
​Emailsecurity@leg.bc.ca

 

Additional Resources

Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Emergency Info B.C.​
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