British Columbia’s Response to COVID-19

Last updated: January 19, 2021

Province-wide restrictions

By order and direction of the PHO, individuals and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce social interactions and travel.

The order is in effect until February 5, 2021 at midnight.

Read about the order

COVID-19 vaccines

B.C. is distributing vaccines in a phased approach. Read the plan for COVID-19 vaccines.

Violation tickets

People and businesses can be issued a $230 or $2,300 violation ticket for unsafe COVID-19 behaviour.

Recovery benefit

A one-time payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents and up to $500 for eligible individuals. Apply for the benefit.

Travel restrictions

Travel Affected by COVID-19

Travel restrictions are in place, including air and land border crossings and ferry travel. Do your research and arrive prepared.

Mental health

Virtual services are available for people experiencing mental health challenges. Access supports and programs.

PHO orders

In a provincial state of emergency, the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) can make orders as needed. You must follow all orders.

Quarantine requirements

Self-quarantine on return to B.C.

International travellers returning to B.C. are required by law to self-quarantine for 14 days. Read the self-quarantine requirements.

Health info

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

Economic recovery

Making health care stronger, getting people back to work, supporting businesses and helping communities. Visit StrongerBC.​

Request supplies

Eligible organizations can request to purchase supplies of PPE and cleaning and disinfectant products. Request supplies.

Need help?

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