COVID-19 Self Assessment: https://bc.thrive.health/
If you have questions you can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 toll-free in B.C., or for the deaf and hard of hearing, call 7-1-1. Translation services are available in more than 130 languages.
Support for individuals, businesses, and organizations
Provincial and Federal Financial Supports
Current summary of provincial and federal COVID-19 related financial support for individuals, businesses, organizations, and industry.
Mental Health Support
BC Interior residents – get free 24/7 mental health support at 1-888-353-2273.
BC residents can also call 310-6789 (no area code needed).
Canadians who are having thoughts of suicide (or know someone who is) can call 1-800-784-2433. Service is available 24/7, in up to 140 languages.
Better At Home: Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program
Offered through Interior Community Services
Grocery shopping and delivery
Meal preparation and delivery
Prescription pickup and delivery
Phone and/or virtual friendly visits
Phone: 250-828-0600 Ext. 201
Quarantine Conflict Resolution Service
If you find yourself in a conflict arising from quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 BC’s professional mediators may be able to help.
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project West (NSRLP West)
Funded by The Law Foundation of British Columbia, in partnership with TRU’s law school, NSRLP West focusses on access to justice issues that affect rural and remote, Indigenous, and northern communities.
We usually focus on how people deal with the legal system, but we’re branching out to offer help finding answers to any problems you’re dealing with during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We can’t offer legal advice but we’re here to try to connect people with answers. Your dilemma does not strictly need to be related to a court matter. If you have a question, we will try our best to research where you may be able to find an answer or resource to assist you.
TRU Community Legal Clinic
Student-staffed free legal clinic. The students work under the guidance of a team of supervising lawyers to provide legal assistance and advice in a range of areas to those who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance.
A British Columbia, non-profit organization that provides a free, confidential, multilingual service that links people to resources for help. Online at www.bc211.ca. Webchat, text and phone available in Kamloops. Help is available 24/7 by calling or texting 211.
We provide information about and referral to a broad range of programs and services, including food and shelter, mental health and addictions support, legal & financial assistance, support for seniors, and much more.
Our referral specialists navigate community and government resources to identify the most appropriate services to address a caller’s needs. Interpretation is available in over 160 languages to better communicate with callers, and connect them to services that can help.
Elizabeth Fry Kamloops Rent Bank
Offering small, interest-free loans to community members who need help in order to maintain housing and avoid homelessness.
Applicants can request up to $1,000 for rent payments, $500 for utility bills or a combined loan not exceeding $1,000. Loans can be paid back immediately or over the course of two years. Payments can be negotiated to fit all budgets.
Applicants must be 19+, able to provide identification, and have the ability to pay the loan back. You must also be able to provide proof of consistent income and cannot be currently receiving income assistance.
Grocery stores that accept phone orders/payment
Chop N Block
SAME DAY HOME DELIVERY.
Phone or email your order in before 10am and they will deliver it to your door between 4pm and 8pm within city limits
* No charge delivery over $100 order | * Under $100 order, $10 delivery charge.
Phone: (250) 828-8616
Address: 1415 Hillside Dr #10-12, Kamloops
Earl’s Restaurant is now offering a grocery service and can accept payment via credit card over the phone.
Phone: (250) 372-3275
Address: 1210 Summit Drive, Kamloops
Earl’s pre-made grocery packages: https://earls.ca/news/earls-grocery
Gourmet Greens is offering over-the-phone orders and payment, with prearranged pick-up times.
Address: 1415 Hillside Dr #18, Kamloops
Hours: Mon – Sat 9 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Phone: (250) 372-8744
Kelly O’Bryan’s Restaurant
Now offering meal kits, protein kits, and veggie packs. Phone the day before for next day pickup.
Phone: (250) 828-1559
Address: 244 Victoria St., Kamloops
Hours: 11 am – midnight
Summit Meats is taking orders and payments over the phone.
Address: 1180 Columbia St W, Kamloops
Hours: Mon – Sat 10:30 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: (250) 374-8868
Twin Rivers Market
This fresh, organic, local market takes payments and orders over the phone.
Phone: (250) 434-6446
Address: #A – 1420 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops
Hours: Mon to Fri 7 am – 9 pm, Sat & Sun 8 am – 9 pm
Groceries: special opening hours and arrangements
Kamloops Costco is offering exclusive shopping hours for seniors and those with disabilities. At Costco, it begins at 8 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those ages 60 and older.
London Drugs has reserved the last hour of its shopping day for all health-care workers and first responders working during the COVID-19 pandemic — Sundays from 7 pm to 8 pm and Mondays through Saturdays from 8 pm to 9 pm
M & M Food Market
Offering wireless payment in the parking lot (not from home at this time)
1203C Summit Drive
Seniors receive 10% off, 7-days per week
Hours: Open 7-days a week, 10 am – 6 pm
Phone: (250) 314-9560
Order groceries or vitamins online (please be descriptive as they don’t currently have a list of their products). Customers will be directed to phone 250-314-9560 for payment with a credit card.
Curbside pickup available.
Address: 5 – 1350 Summit Drive
Hours: Mon to Fri 8 am – 7 pm, Sat 9 am – 7 pm, Sun 9 am – 6 pm
Nu Leaf Produce Market
Nu Leaf is offering special shopping hours for seniors and other vulnerable populations, as well as scheduled deliveries for on-line orders.
#2 – 740 Fortune Drive
Hours: 7 am – 8 pm
Save On Foods
Save-On-Foods opens daily from 7 am to 8 am for seniors and those with disabilities and changed its regular hours, opening its doors to everyone else from 8 am to 8 pm, then 8:00 to 9:00 pm for front-line workers.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart is now reserving the first hour of shopping in the morning for seniors and those with disabilities (check each store for hours of operation) and is also offering the 20 per cent Seniors Day discount on regular-priced items for the first hour each day, every day.
Superstore has reserved the 7 am to 8 am hour each Tuesday and Friday for seniors and those with disabilities and has also lowered prices on home-delivered goods and eliminated fees for delivery and pick up.
Support for First Responders
Healthcare workers (including all hospital employees with a hospital ID) and first responders such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters who present a Costco membership card and official identification of their role, will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.
During the COVID-19 pandemic the following hours are reserved for health-care workers and first responders — Mon – Sat 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sun 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free pizza for RIH staff
Pizza Pi, a downtown Kamloops independent business, is doing a Pay It Forward program to support RIH staff. A donation of $25 from the public buys a large pizza with 2 toppings and a 2 litre beverage for a Kamloops RIH Front Line Worker, which will be delivered to their home free of charge by Pizza Pi.
Kamloops Business-Related Resources
#ykastrong is a website developed by Kamloops business community leaders working together to produce a streamlined communication and engagement strategy addressing COVID-19 and the effects on business in Kamloops.
Businesses that are open
Details about businesses that are open in cities in the four Western Provinces (BC, AB, SK, MB), including Kamloops. Please note: Currently this is not a complete list of all open Kamloops businesses.