B.C.'s response to COVID-19

Last updated: May 17, 2021

Get vaccinated

There are 3 steps to get vaccinated:

  • Register
  • Book an appointment
  • Get the vaccine

Everyone born in 2003 or earlier (18+) is eligible.

Spread the word and help your friends and family get vaccinated.

Get vaccinated

Travel restrictions

Travel restrictions are in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. 

Fines can be given to people who leave their region for non-essential travel. Stay local and stay in your community. 

Read the travel restrictions

International travellers returning to B.C. are required by law to self-quarantine for 14 days.​

Immunization plan

B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan is designed to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. Read the plan.

Provincial restrictions

By order of the PHO, everyone must significantly reduce social interactions. Read the restrictions.

COVID-19 paid sick leave

Workers can take 3 days of paid sick leave if they need to stay home because of COVID-19.

Violation tickets

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

Good Citizenship Medal

This year, the Medal of Good Citizenship celebrates people who went above and beyond during COVID-19. Submit a nomination.

Mental health

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

Recovery benefit

A one-time payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents and up to $500 for eligible individuals. Apply for the benefit.

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.

Telephone for the Deaf

Help in other languages

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

  • 翻譯服務
  • 翻译服务
  • ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਸਰਵਿਸਿਜ਼
  • خدمات ترجمه؟
  • Services de traduction
  • Servicios de traducción
Call: 1-888-268-4319 Available 7:30 am to 8 pm.