B.C.'s response to COVID-19

Last updated: January 17, 2022

Booster doses

A booster dose helps maintain and lengthen your protection against severe outcomes of COVID-19.

Everyone 18 years and older will be invited to get a booster dose, starting with people most at risk. 

Learn about booster doses


Vaccines for children

Vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 are safe and effective against COVID-19. 

Proof of vaccination

Proof of vaccination is required for some travel, and to access some events, services and businesses in B.C.

Get vaccine dose 1 and 2

Getting vaccinated is easy. Everyone born in 2009 or earlier (12+) is eligible.


Restrictions

Provincial and regional restrictions are in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Travel requirements

If you're travelling within Canada or leaving the country, make a plan to show proof of vaccination.

K to 12 school

For the 2021/2022 school year, students and staff are in the classroom full time with updated health and safety measures.


COVID-19 testing

If you feel unwell, find out when you need to get a COVID-19 test.

Violation tickets

People and businesses can be issued a $230, $575 or $2,300 violation ticket for unsafe COVID-19 behaviour.

Mental health

Virtual services are available for people experiencing mental health challenges. Access supports and programs.


Business closure relief

Financial support is available for businesses that were forced to close due to the December 22, 2021 Provincial Health Officer orders.

Paid sick leave

Workers can take up to 5 days of paid sick leave per year for any personal illness or injury. 


Have questions?

Talk to a Service BC agent about non-health related information and services.

Text: 1-604-630-0300 Available 7:30 am to 5 pm.
 
Standard message and data rates may apply.
 
Dial: 1-888-COVID19 Available 7:30 am to 8 pm.

Help in other languages

Translation services are available in more than 140 languages, including:

  • 國粵語
  • ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • فارسی
  • Français
  • Español
Call: 1-888-268-4319 Available 7:30 am to 8 pm.

Telephone for the Deaf

Across B.C. dial 711