How and where is it transmitted, especially important now that your children are back at school?
Who is most at risk in our communities?
What do I do if I think I or someone in my practice has been exposed?
How long will it really be until there is a viable vaccine?
Our recent survey tells us that most registrants share these concerns. For your convenience, and to ensure you always have access to the latest factual information, the College has assembled the following sites, updated regularly.
Government of Canada
Current practical safety information, national case numbers, access to government subsidies, research, and the opportunity to subscribe to government email updates.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Up to the minute information on transmission numbers and daily statements from Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.
Information specifically concerning safety in the workplace including ventilation, PPE, safety plans and risk reduction.
BC Centre for Disease Control
Current case count information for BC and timely practical advice for both families and health professionals.
Government of BC
Information regarding the BC Restart Plan, our province’s phased approach to reopening. We are currently (late October 2020) in Phase 3. Look for details concerning school protocols, regulations for restaurants and performance venues, travel in BC and practical advice for celebratory occasions of recent and upcoming interest (Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, Remembrance Day, Christmas etc.)
HealthLinkBC provides non-emergency health information and advice for general health concerns in British Columbia including their excellent COVID-19 self-assessment tool.
The College appreciates and recognizes the efforts made by everyone. And just as a reminder, no registrant is expected to provide treatment unless, in their professional opinion, it is safe to do so for both patients and staff.