Information about COVID-19 illness.
COVID-19 infection can cause illness ranging from a mild cold-like illness to a severe lung infection.
Symptoms can include: Fever, cough, sore throat, headache, runny nose, muscle ache, difficulty breathing.
If you have any of these symptoms, use the BC COVID-19 self-assessment online questionnaire to know what you should do next.
To protect yourself while out in public, wash your hands frequently and maintain a distance of about 2 metres from others. Public health officials’ advice is to stay at home and avoid social gathering to stop the virus. Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if they are sick or at high risk.
Community Support Services
Volunteer support available for older adults
Older adults can call 2-1-1 or fill in an online form at www.bc211.ca. to request volunteer help with grocery shopping, meal prep, and prescription pick-up, or receive friendly check-in calls. This service is available seven days a week during daytime hours. See BC government news release for further details.