Self-isolation and social distancing

Guidelines, best practices and advisories change frequently. Stay up to date by regularly checking the health authorities’ websites.

Mental health resources

What to do if you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms

If you begin to experience any symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate. Connect with professional help for assistance using the following tools:
  • Use the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool to determine the best course of action. For immediate questions or concerns about symptoms, contact HealthLinkBC (811), available at any time and in more than 130 languages
  • Before seeking in-person medical assistance, find out if it’s necessary by contacting HealthLinkBC (811) for assessment
  • For non-medical information regarding the virus, such as advice on physical distancing, you can call the provincial hotline number: 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, or via text message at 604-630-0300, available in more than 110 languages
  • Keep updated through the BC Centre for Disease Control website and the Vancouver Coastal Health website

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