British Columbia’s Response to COVID-19

Last updated: June 7, 2021

B.C.’s response to COVID-19

Last updated: June 3, 2021

BC’s Restart

A four-step plan to bring us back together.

Step 1: Starting May 25

Step 2: Earliest start date June 15

Step 3: Earliest start date July 1

Step 4: Earliest start date Sept 7

Read BC’s Restart


Get vaccinated

Everyone born in 2009 or earlier (12+) is eligible to get vaccinated. Register and book your appointment today.

Vaccines for youth

Youth aged 12 to 17 can get vaccinated by themselves, make plans with friends or ask a parent or trusted adult for help.

Travel

Restrictions on non-essential travel between regions are in place. Recreational travel in your region is allowed.


Immunization plan

B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan is designed to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. Read the plan.

Provincial restrictions

By order of the PHO, everyone must significantly reduce social interactions. Read the restrictions.

COVID-19 paid sick leave

Workers can take 3 days of paid sick leave if they need to stay home because of COVID-19.


Violation tickets

People and businesses can be issued a $230, $575 or $2,300 violation ticket for unsafe COVID-19 behaviour.

Good Citizenship Medal

This year, the Medal of Good Citizenship celebrates people who went above and beyond during COVID-19. Submit a nomination.


Mental health

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

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.


Have questions?

Talk to a Service BC agent about non-health related information and services.

Text: 1-604-630-0300 Available 7:30 am to 5 pm.
Standard message and data rates may apply.
Dial: 1-888-COVID19 Available 7:30 am to 8 pm.

Telephone for the Deaf

Help in other languages

Translation services are available in more than 140 languages, including:

  • 國粵語
  • ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • فارسی
  • Français
  • Español
Call: 1-888-268-4319 Available 7:30 am to 8 pm.