WorkSafeBC announces additional support for employers impacted by COVID-19

Protecting Workers at Large Industrial Camps during the COVID-19 Pandemic (download) BC Ministry of Health

Protecting Workers, Contractors and Employers working in the Natural Resource Sector during the COVID-19 Pandemic (download) BC Ministry of Health

Vancouver Construction Fire Safety Bulletin - Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (download)

Message from WorkSafeBC: Helping Employers address COVID-19 in the workplace (read full message)

Message from WorkSafeBC: Q1 2020 Payment Deferrals for Employers (read full message)

Concerns about COVID-19 and requesting a test, please read the linked document (download)

Those who develop symptoms during the 14-day monitoring period should immediately self-isolate (stay in a room that is not shared with anyone else) and call their healthcare provider or the provincial health line at 8-1-1 to discuss any need for testing and follow up.

New toll-free information phone lines have also been established:

Canadians: 1-833-784-4397

British Columbia: 1-888-268-4319

What precautions can I take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections?

The advice from health agencies is:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
  • If a sink is not available, 60-90% alcohol-based hand rubs (hand sanitizer) can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based disposable hand wipe to remove the dirt and then use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Do not touch your eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow, and then wash your hands.
  • Stay home when you are ill to avoid spreading the illness to others.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with an infection.
  • If you are ill, have flu like symptoms, a fever or cough, you should STAY HOME.

Useful links for more information:

Vancouver Coastal Health —

Public Health Agency of Canada —

BC Centre for Disease Control —

World Health Organization —