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. 

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Last updated: January 20, 2022

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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 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 updated guidance for businesses.

Health and safety information sessions


January 26, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Please join our virtual discussion with a panel of public health professionals who will address questions that have arisen in the child care sector. Please consider joining us to hear directly from public health.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer
  • Dr. Reka Gustafson, Vice President, Public Health and Wellness, Provincial Health Services Authority and Deputy Provincial Health Officer
  • Dr. Jason Wong, Associate Medical Director, Clinical Prevention Services, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, Deputy Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Nader Massoud, Child Care Licensing Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health

Zoom Login Link
Passcode: 959521

Call in details:

Number: +1 778 907 2071
Webinar ID: 664 1755 7482
Passcode: 959521


Dr. Patricia Daly, Vice-President, Public Health and Chief Medical Health Officer from Vancouver Coastal Health, Dr. Geoff McKee, Medical Director, Population and Public Health at BC Centre for Disease Control, Jacqueline Holmes, Manager of Prevention Field Services at WorksafeBC held a town hall to discuss recently updated health and safety guidelines for child care settings.

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.

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.