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Links to public health orders and guidance

The information on our website is based on current recommendations and may change. You may wish to also refer to the guidance and resources of the following public health agencies.

Provincial health officer and other public health agency websites

Employers must ensure they abide by any orders, notices, or guidance issued by the provincial health officer, and the appropriate health authority, that are relevant to their workplace.

For the latest guidance, you may also wish to refer to health information from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and the latest news from the government of British Columbia.

Additional information about COVID-19 is available from:

Vaccination roll-out schedules

See B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan website for information about COVID-19 vaccination roll-out schedules, including when you may be eligible and how to book an appointment.

Closure orders

Each health authority posts workplace closures at the links below.

Self-assessment tool

The B.C. 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 and businesses

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

The B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service serves as a single point of contact for businesses throughout the province looking for information on resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • 8-1-1 (HealthLink BC): For advice on managing your symptoms and when to seek care.