Accommodation - COVID-19 Relief Rate

Last updated: January 13, 2021

This service is coordinated by the Procurement Services Branch for front line workers employed by organizations on the CSA Users List who want to self-isolate from their families.


Goods you can purchase

Discounted accommodation for self-isolation

Use this arrangement

Step 1: Confirm that your role qualifies for this rate. Eligible workers must be front line workers employed in: 

  • B.C. government ministries
  • B.C. broader public sector organizations on the CSA Users list 

Step 2: Review available COVID-19 Relief Rate properties and rates (PDF, 273KB)

  • Rooms are available in limited quantities
  • Rates do not include all applicable taxes

Step 3: Phone or email (if available) the property directly to book your room. Identify yourself as a front line worker wanting to self-isolate using the government COVID-19 Relief Rate.

  • When checking in, you may be asked to provide proof of employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What options are available for someone who is not an essential services worker, but wants to self-isolate?

These discounted rates are available only to front line workers employed by organizations on the CSA Users List who want to self-isolate from their families. If you do not identify as one, but want to self-isolate, contact the property directly as they may be able to accommodate your request.

Can I use the government's business accommodation rates instead?

No, if you require accommodations for self-isolation, you cannot use the government's business accommodation rates.

Can I rent a room for a few hours in-between shifts?

Some properties may offer this service. Confirm with the property. 

I represent a hotel or motel. How can I be added to this list?

Email Accommodation@gov.bc.ca and the Procurement Services Branch will contact you for details.


 


Contact Information

Phone: 250-387-7300

Email: Accommodation@gov.bc.ca