Child Care Health and Safety

This information is to assist child care providers with health and safety information and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: September 1, 2020

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Child Care Setting Practice Standards

The Ministry of Health and the BCCDC have provided public health guidance for child care and school settings, which will continue to be updated as needed.

Child care centres can continue to safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing the health and safety protocols for proper hand washing, cleaning, and ideas about social distancing in a child care setting.

Additionally, WorkSafeBC, the government’s agency for promoting health and safety in workplaces, has released guidance for businesses who wish to operate. These health and safety measures are based on advice from the BC Centre for Disease Control about avoiding transmission of COVID-19.

Health & Safety Teleconferences

May 27, 2020 - Minister of State for Child Care, Katrina Chen, Medical Lead for the office of the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Trevor Corneil, and moderator Jinny Sims, MLA, held a town hall to discuss child care and COVID-19 for parents.

April 29, 2020 - Dr. Patricia Daly, Vice-President, Public Health and Chief Medical Health Officer from Vancouver Coastal Health, answered questions directly from child care providers.

Please note: All information presented at the live events was accurate at the time the event was held.