What to Know Before You Go

Covid-19 Safety Measures

The City of New Westminster follows provincial health and WorkSafeBC guidelines. The following safety measures are intended to protect our participants, guests and staff. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we face this pandemic together.

What to Expect:

  1. Advanced booking is required for all programs and activities. Please see instructions below.
  2. Self-assess your health. Stay home if you, or anyone in your household are feeling sick, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, or are required to self-isolate
  3. Anyone displaying symptoms of illness will not be allowed into Anvil Centre.
  4. Arrive in Advance: Try to arrive 5-10 minutes in advance of your booking and not earlier.
  5. Wear a mask. Masks are mandatory throughout the building.
  6. Sanitize hands upon entry.  All guests must use sanitizer upon entry to reduce the transmission of COVID-19
  7. Washrooms located on every floor
  8. Follow all signage & staff direction. Signage will help you find your way around facilities safely and understand new rules.
  9. Limit your visit. Exit the facility after your activity has finished so that staff can sanitize spaces and equipment and prepare for the next group of participants
  10. Arrive dressed & prepared to participate. Please arrive with the items you require for your visit: eg. a pre-filled water bottle, mat, towel etc.
  11. Due to Covid-19 restrictions space and availability can be limited.  PLEASE contact us to cancel your visit or program
  12. All activities at Anvil Centre require pre-booked appointments, pre-registration or event tickets:
  13. New Media Gallery Tours Book your tour
  14. New Westminster Museum tours Book your tour
  15. Archives appointments e-mail archives@newwestcity.ca
  16. Community Art Gallery visits e-mail artservices@newwestcity.ca
  17. Cultural Programs (In-Person/Virtual) Register
  18. New Media Gallery + Learning Lab programs (Virtual) Register
  19. New Media Gallery Events Visit
  20. Anvil Theatre Ticketed Performances Purchase tickets
  21. Cultural Space Rentals Enquire
  22. Services not available at this time:
  23. All drop-in visits to the New Westminster Museum & Archives, New Media Gallery or Community Art Gallery are now registered drop-in


Our Safety Measures for In-Person Programs / Visits / Events:

Requiring all participants wear masks

Reduced class sizes and/or utilizing larger spaces within Anvil Centre to adhere to physical distancing requirements

Limited Visitors allowed in Galleries and Cultural Spaces

We have worked out maximum capacity numbers for each room and space in the building

Universal check-in and Vaccine Card Check for all activities at Main Floor Reception Desk on Level 1

Requesting only one parent/guardian drop-off and pick-up children from class

Seating is provided in the Level 4 foyer for those waiting for program attendees. Due to COVID-19, please do not stay in the Level 4 hallway

Disinfecting rooms after each program

Art supply disinfecting procedures in place

All low-Intensity Fitness/wellness classes are postponed following Public Health Guidelines.