COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) – Province of British Columbia

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) – Province of British Columbia

Last updated: December 28, 2023

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Orders and notices

You must follow PHO orders.

Orders

Notices

  • Residential Care Facilities Staff Information Collection Order – October 27, 2023 (PDF, 317KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information Order – July 14, 2023 (PDF, 291KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of Delegation to Provincial Infection Prevention and Control Officers – July 8, 2022 (PDF, 182KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of Industrial Projects within the Northern Health Authority Region – May 6, 2022 (PDF, 176KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of the Overnight Camps for Children and Youth Order – March 11, 2022 (PDF, 194KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of the Post-Secondary Institution Housing Preventive Measures Order — March 11, 2022 (PDF, 215KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of the Face Coverings Order — March 10, 2022 (PDF, 232KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of the Travellers and Employers Order – August 23, 2021 (PDF, 242KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of the Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety Order – June 29, 2021 (PDF, 215.8KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of the Workplace Safety Plans Order – June 29, 2021 (PDF, 192.1KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of Variance of Existing Orders to Suspect Reconsideration – April 21, 2021
  • Notice of Repeal of Visitation and Visitor Appeal and Review Order – February 5, 2021 (PDF, 185KB)
  • Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) – August 26, 2020 (PDF, 70.8KB)
  • Notice Declaring COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – March 17, 2020 (PDF, 148KB)
  • Notice Declaring Overdose Public Health Emergency – April 14 2016 (PDF, 37.6KB)

Medical Health Officer orders and notices

  • Notice of Repeal of Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – January 19, 2021 (PDF, 94KB)
  • Notice of Termination of Gathering and Events Regional Measures (COVID-19) Order for Fraser Health Authority – December 20, 2021 (PDF, 215KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Interior Health Authority – December 1, 2021 (PDF, 213KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of the Food and Liquor Serving Premises – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – September 13, 2021 (PDF, 383KB)
  • Notice of Repeal of the Mandatory Masks/Face Coverings – Interior Health COVID-19 Order – September 1, 2021 (PDF, 384KB)

Guidance

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is the best source for comprehensive COVID-19 information and guidance. 

If you are an employer and need guidance on safe operations, WorkSafeBC is the best source of information. 


Letters and statements


Archived orders

  • Gatherings and Events – March 10, 2022 (PDF, 499KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – February 16, 2022 (PDF, 522KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – January 27, 2022 (PDF, 571KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – January 17, 2022 (PDF, 548KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – December 22, 2021 (PDF, 548KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – December 3, 2021 (PDF, 480KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – November 16, 2021 (PDF, 483KB)
  • Variance of Gatherings and Events & Food And Liquor Serving Premises Orders to Suspend Reconsideration re Proof of Vaccination – November 12, 2021 (PDF, 307KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – October 25, 2021 (PDF, 422KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – September 10, 2021 (PDF, 417KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – July 7, 2021 (PDF, 305KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – June 30, 2021 (PDF, 244KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – June 22, 2021 (PDF, 448KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – June 17, 2021 (PDF, 450KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 442KB)
  • Variance: Inside Worship Services – June 6, 2021 (PDF, 224KB)
  • Variance: Outside Worship Services – June 6, 2021 (PDF, 259KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – June 6, 2021 (PDF, 506KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – May 28, 2021 (PDF, 425KB)
  • Indoor Exercise Requirements – May 27, 2021 (PDF, 462KB)
  • Variance: Indoor Worship Services – May 26, 2021 (PDF, 191KB)
  • Variance: Outdoor Worship Services – May 26, 2021 (PDF, 226KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – May 26, 2021 (PDF, 453KB)
  • Variance: Outdoor Worship Services – March 23, 2021 (PDF, 250KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – May 7, 2021 (PDF, 414KB)
  • Requirements: Indoor Individual Exercise – May 7, 2021 (PDF, 367KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – March 31, 2021 (PDF, 465KB)
  • Requirements: Indoor Individual Exercise – March 31, 2021 (PDF, 352KB)
  • Variance Suspension: Indoor Worship Services on Four Days – March 29, 2021 (PDF, 207KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – March 24, 2021 (PDF, 465KB)
  • Public Health Guidelines for Group Low Intensity Exercise – December 14, 2020 (PDF, 490KB)
  • Variance: Indoor Worship Services on Four Days – March 25, 2021 (PDF, 232KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – March 18, 2021 (PDF, 464KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – March 12, 2021 (PDF, 447KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – February 10, 2021 (PDF, 450KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – February 5, 2021 (PDF, 447KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – January 8, 2021 (PDF, 447KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – December 24, 2020 (PDF, 444KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – December 15, 2020 (PDF, 362KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – December 9, 2020 (PDF, 360KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – December 4, 2020 (PDF, 357KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – December 2, 2020 (PDF, 356KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – November 10, 2020 (PDF, 340KB)
  • Gathering and Events – October 30, 2020 (PDF, 334KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – October 9, 2020 (PDF, 231KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – September 18, 2020 (PDF, 250KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – August 7, 2020 (PDF, 226KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – July 27, 2020 (PDF, 206KB)
  • Mass Gatherings – May 22, 2020 (PDF, 196KB)
  • Mass Gatherings – March 16, 2020 (PDF, 202KB)
  • Regulated and Unregulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – March 24, 2021 (PDF, 458KB)
  • Emergency Medical Assistants SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – March 18, 2021 (PDF, 289KB)
  • Regulated and Unregulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – March 14, 2021 (PDF, 448KB)
  • Emergency Medical Assistants SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – March 14, 2021 (PDF, 291KB)
  • Regulated and Unregulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – February 23, 2021 (PDF, 401KB)
  • Emergency Medical Assistants SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – February 23, 2021 (PDF, 295KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – March 10, 2022 (PDF, 490KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – February 16, 2022 (PDF, 476KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – February 7, 2022 (PDF, 498KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – January 17, 2022 (PDF, 482KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – December 22, 2021 (PDF, 481KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – December 12, 2021 (PDF, 450KB)
  • Variance of Gatherings and Events & Food And Liquor Serving Premises Orders to Suspend Reconsideration re Proof of Vaccination – November 12, 2021 (PDF, 307KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – October 25, 2021 (PDF, 402KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – September 10, 2021 (PDF, 402KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 30, 2021 (PDF, 338KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 374KB)
  • Guidance for Outside Dining Spaces – April 23, 2021 (PDF, 591KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – May 24, 2021 (PDF, 339KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – April 21, 2021 (PDF, 367KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – March 31, 2021 (PDF, 377KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – March 12, 2021 (PDF, 350KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – December 30, 2020 (PDF, 361KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – October 9, 2020 (PDF, 304KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – September 18, 2020 (PDF, 327KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – July 31, 2020 (PDF, 323KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – July 23, 2020 (PDF, 257KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 19, 2020 (PDF, 234KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 10, 2020 (PDF, 209KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – May 22, 2020 (PDF, 270KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – May 15, 2020 (PDF, 268KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – March 20, 2020 (PDF, 247KB)
  • Industrial Camps – July 7, 2021 (PDF, 388KB)
  • Industrial Projects Within the Northern Health Authority Region April 13, 2021 (PDF, 407KB)
  • Industrial Camps – May 12, 2021 (PDF, 394KB)
  • Industrial Camps – April 13, 2021 (PDF, 407KB)
  • Resource Sector Worksites and Industrial Camps in the Region of the Northern Health Authority – January 12, 2021 (PDF, 393KB)
  • Industrial Camps – July 2, 2020 (PDF, 311KB)
  • Industrial Camps – April 23, 2020 (PDF, 315KB)
  • Delegation re Industrial Camps – April 23, 2020 (PDF, 219KB)
  • Travellers and Employers – April 14, 2020 (PDF, 365KB)
  • Delegation: Travellers – April 14, 2020 (PDF, 255KB)
  • Travellers – April 10, 2020 (PDF, 331KB)
  • Delegation re Travellers – April 10, 2020 (PDF, 201KB)
  • Travellers – March 17, 2020 (PDF, 125KB)
  • Vaccinated Staff: Variance of the Facility Staff Assignment Order – September 29, 2021 (PDF, 316KB)
  • Vaccinated Staff: Variance of the Facility Staff Assignment Order – July 28, 2021 (PDF, 413KB)
  • Long-Term Care Facility Staff Assignment – April 15, 2020 (PDF, 274KB)
  • Health Care Labour Adjustment (COVID-19) – April 10, 2020 (PDF, 695KB)
  • Facility Staff Assignment – April 10, 2020 (PDF, 244KB)
  • Long Term Care Facility Staff Movement Limitation – March 27, 2020 (PDF, 227KB)
  • Information Collection from Long Term Care Facility Staff – March 26, 2020 (PDF, 214KB)
  • Long Term Care Facility Staff Movement Limitation – March 26, 2020 (PDF, 207KB)
  • Workplace Safety Order – March 10, 2022 (PDF, 395KB)
  • Workplace Safety – February 16, 2022 (PDF, 413KB)
  • Workplace Safety – January 20, 2022 (PDF, 383KB)
  • Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety – June 14, 2021 (PDF, 360KB)
  • Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety – May 2, 2021 (PDF, 339KB)
  • Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety – April 21, 2021 (PDF, 345KB)
  • Workplace Safety – December 16, 2020 (PDF, 314KB)
  • Workplace Safety Plans – May 14, 2020 (PDF, 188KB)
  • Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – December 24, 2021 (PDF, 185KB)
  • Gathering and Events Regional Measures (COVID-19) Order for Fraser Health Authority – September 28, 2021 (PDF, 352KB)
  • Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – December 9, 2021 (PDF, 216KB)
  • Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – November 30, 2021 (PDF, 213KB)
  • Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – November 18, 2021 (PDF, 148KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – Interior Health COVID-19 Order – September 13, 2021 (PDF, 472KB)
  • Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – November 9, 2021 (PDF, 151KB)
  • Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – October 21, 2021 (PDF, 149KB)
  • Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – October 15, 2021 (PDF, 123KB)
  • Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order for Northern Health Authority – September 7, 2021 (PDF, 106KB)
  • Indoor Exercise – Interior Health Requirements – August  27, 2021 (PDF, 450KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – Interior Health COVID-19 Order – August 20, 2021 (PDF, 377KB)
  • Mandatory Masks/Face Coverings – Interior Health COVID-19 Order – August 20, 2021 (PDF, 708KB)
  • Indoor Exercise – Central Okanagan Requirements – August  13, 2021 (PDF, 954KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – August 13, 2021 (PDF, 519KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – August 10, 2021 (PDF, 809KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – August 9, 2021 (PDF, 510KB)
  • Indoor Exercise – Central Okanagan Requirements – August  9, 2021 (PDF, 946KB)
  • Mandatory Face Coverings – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – August 3, 2021(PDF, 850KB)
  • Mandatory Face Coverings – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – July 30, 2021 (PDF, 800KB)


Archived guidance

  • Guidance for Courthouse Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic – June 30, 2022 (PDF, 384KB)
  • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – December 29, 2022 (PDF, 570KB)
  • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – March 18, 2022 (PDF, 589KB)
  • All Sector Work Camps Guidance – July 28, 2020 (PDF, 638KB)
  • Guidance for Courthouse Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic – March 24, 2022 (PDF, 384KB)
  • Public Guidelines for Request for Reconsideration (Exemption) Process – December 23, 2021 (PDF, 447KB)
  • Guidance for Courthouse Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic – January 14, 2022 (PDF, 384KB)
  • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – February 3, 2022 (PDF, 675KB)
  • Guidance for Food and Liquor Serving Premises – February 7, 2022 (PDF, 630KB)
  • Indoor Exercise, Fitness, & Dance Class Facility COVID-19 Guidance – January 27, 2022 (PDF, 370KB)
  • Indoor Exercise, Fitness, & Dance Class Facility COVID-19 Guidance – January 19, 2022 (PDF, 383KB)
  • Guidance for Food and Liquor Serving Premises – December 31, 2021 (PDF, 646KB)
  • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – October 12, 2021 (PDF, 612KB)
  • Guidance for Courthouse Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic & BC Restart Plan – June 30, 2021 (PDF, 401KB)
  • Guidance for Food and Liquor Serving Premises – August 16, 2021 (PDF, 613KB)
  • Public Guidelines for Request for Reconsideration (Exemption) Process – November 12, 2021 (PDF, 389KB)
  • Public Form for Reconsideration (Exemption) Process – November 12, 2021 (PDF, 395KB)
  • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – July 19, 2021 (PDF, 601KB)
  • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – April 1, 2021 (PDF, 673KB)
  • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – February 25, 2021 (PDF, 665KB)
  • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – January 7, 2021 (PDF, 410KB)
  • Guidance for Episodic Markets – June 24, 2021 (PDF, 657KB)
  • Guidance for Retail Food and Grocery Stores – June 24, 2021 (PDF, 657KB)
  • Guidance for Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 24, 2021 (PDF, 687KB)
  • Guidance for Holding Low Risk Worship Services – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 427KB)
  • Guidance for Holding Low Risk Stand-Alone Lifecycle Events – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 428KB)

Archived letters