B.C.'s response to COVID-19

Information for residents of British Columbia about COVID-19.

Last updated: October 15, 2020 

We are in Phase 3

B.C.'s Restart Plan takes a phased approach to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19

Government support and information

Economic recovery 

B.C. is focused on making health care stronger, getting people back to work, supporting businesses and helping communities

Safe holiday celebrations

Make holidays and festivities safer for everyone this season

Good Times Guide

Help stop the spread. Follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s guide and we can have a good time, safely

K-12 education

Return to school guidance, learning groups, information for school districts

Renters and landlords

Residential tenancy information and guidance


Employment standards, including job-protected leave and temporary layoffs

Transportation and travel

Travel alerts, restrictions, and transportation options

Child care, children and youth

Information for families, caregivers and service providers

Indigenous peoples

Information and agencies to support Indigenous peoples in B.C

People with disabilities

Emergency measures and supports, community resources

Post-secondary education

Fall 2020 academic term, health and safety guidance, campus safety plans


Re-opening, credit and financing, rent and wage support, changes to taxes and other resources

Violation tickets for unsafe behaviour

Under the Emergency Program Act, people who organize large, unsafe gatherings or ignore provincial health orders relating to mass gatherings and events can be issued a fine or violation ticket of either $200 or $2,000.

Review fines and violations

Health information 

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control is the best source for COVID-19 health information.

Think you might have COVID-19?

Take a self-assessment

Virtual mental health supports

Access supports and programs

Request or donate supplies

Eligible organizations can request to purchase supplies of personal protective equipment and cleaning and disinfectant products from the B.C. government. 

Donate or request supplies

Government services affected by COVID-19

Many government services are available online, by phone or by mail, to support physical distancing due to COVID-19. Some in-person services are temporarily closed or have reduced operations.

Contact us

Talk to a Service BC agent about non-health related information and services such as:

  • Child Care
  • Travel restrictions
  • Business and funding support
Service is available 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Standard message and data rates may apply. 

Telephone for the Deaf

Help and advice in other languages

Translation services

Available in more than 120 languages, including:
  • 翻譯服務
  • 翻译服务
  • ਅਨੁਵਾਦਸਰਵਿਸਿਜ਼
  • خدمات ترجمه؟
  • Services de traduction
  • Servicios de traducción
Service is available 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time

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