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COVID-19: Health and safety

WorkSafeBC is working to support the direction of public health agencies for slowing the progression of COVID-19 (coronavirus) by helping workplaces to take appropriate preventative measures. To support this effort, we’ve provided the following information about COVID-19 and the workplace:

Additional resources

Below are links to key resources from the public health agencies that are providing guidance on COVID-19.

Public health agency websites

For more information about the COVID-19 situation, including public health alerts and FAQs, please see the COVID-19 pages on the following websites:

Self-assessment tool

The BC Ministry of Health has developed an online BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool to help people determine whether you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

Information for employers & businesses

The BC Centre for Disease Control has collected COVID-19 information for Employers & Business, where you will find information for essential businesses.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

To help support workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCOHS has made a number of online products and resources available on its website.

Phone resources

  • 1.888.COVID19 (1.888.268.4319): For non-medical information about COVID-19. Available 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • 8-1-1 (HealthLink BC): To talk to a nurse if you need advice about how you are feeling and what to do next.

Submitting and managing reviews

If you disagree with a decision made by WorkSafeBC on a claim, assessment, or health and safety enforcement matter, you can request a review of the decision from the Review Division. We are continuing to receive requests for review and are completing as many decisions as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about Submitting and managing reviews during the COVID-19 outbreak.

WorkSafeBC updates

Please note that this situation is rapidly evolving and the content of our updates reflects the knowledge we have at the time of posting.