Covid-19 Update

Covid-19: A Public Health Emergency: What Pender Harbour and area residents need to know


Vancouver Coastal Health site for information concerning Sunshine Coast vaccination schedule COVID-19 vaccines – Vancouver Coastal Health (

BC Government Vaccine information click here

The Pender Harbour and Area Residents Association has prepared the following list of business and services in the Pender Harbour and Egmont areas detailing those that are either closed or gradually reopening as a result of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. We are updating this list on a regular basis, however things are changing so quickly that we advise contacting the business/service to confirm details. Please send any updates to PHARA president, Peter Robson, 604 883 9205, email




The Sunshine Coast COVID Physician Task Force regular reports. Click here 

Pender Harbour Health Centre (604-883-2764) Open 8 am–4 pm (closed for lunch 12 pm–1 pm). Nurse practitioner Annaliese is available by appointment. Lab service 8:15 am–2 pm Monday to Friday (closed for lunch 12 pm–1 pm). Call registered massage therapists and chiropractors for new policies.

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, phone the centre first and they will provide support and direction. The Health Centre has developed a registry of volunteers to drop off groceries etc. to your door without contact if you are self-isolating/ill. The Health Centre wants the community to know that they are there to help. Just call. 

Pender Harbour’s Dr. Colin Sutton can be seen by calling the PH Health Clinic 604-883-2764 for an appointment. He works Monday to Thursday from 9 am–4 pm.

The Health Centre also has a new wheelchair accessible van to take people to medical appointments on the Sunshine Coast. There is a fee attached to this service depending on the distance. Operating hours are Monday to Thursday 9 am–4 pm. Call Kym Harris to book at 604-883-2764. Emergency only 604-251-7488.

Call the Sechelt Medical Clinic (604-885-2257) for an appointment  with Doctors Forgie or McDowell.  

Marina Pharmacy (604-883-2888). Prescriptions should be phoned or emailed ( in two days ahead of time. Only six people allowed in store at once. Pharmacist can extend existing prescriptions without the doctor signing off. Pharmacy and drug store closed on Sunday and open 9:30–5:30 Monday to Saturday.

Pender Harbour/Egmont Food Bank (at the Pender Harbour Community Church, 12891 Lagoon Road). The food bank is operating every second Monday for both Egmont and Pender clients. Egmont clients will pick up at 11 am and Pender Clients will pick up at 11:30. Contact Joka Wright, 604-883-9773. The Pender Harbour Food Bank is now a registered non-profit Society and a registered charity and donors can donate directly by cheque, sent to: Pender Harbour Food Bank Society, PO Box 436, Madeira Park BC V0N 2H0, or by e-transfer at the email:


Public Washrooms/Showers are open at Millennium Park (Madeira Park Wharf) 8:30 am to 5 pm. The washrooms at the Madeira Park info centre (by the Community Hall) are open from 6 am to 7 pm.


Additional resources and information

Sechelt Hospital Foundation’s on-going MedTalks series. Sessions address the many psychological elements we face during the current climate of uncertainty.  Together with the help of local Mental Health counsellors on the Coast, the MedTalk series explores ideas and experiences that support our ability to navigate this territory with courage and compassion. Sessions consist of an interactive panel discussion around a theme followed by live questions from the audience. Click here

Regular updates are posted on the Coast Reporter newspaper website. Click here

For information about the coronavirus from the Sunshine Coast Regional District. Click here

For the BC Government coronavirus symptom self-assessment tool. Click here

For the Government of Canada coronavirus website. Click here


Special thanks to Jan Verwey for his work on this website. Updates should be sent to Peter Robson, or phone 604 883 9205.