COVID-19

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If you have symptoms you believe could be COVID-19 you can visit the Covid-19 self-assessment tool, call 8-1-1 or your primary care provider.

If you are sick you must self isolate and avoid contact with others

 

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Important Resources

 

 

Immunizations and Booster doses

 

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. Anyone age 5 and older is eligible to get vaccinated and we have recently begun administering booster shots to those who received their second dose at least 6 months ago.

To learn more and register to get vaccinated visit: How to get vaccinated for COVID-19 – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

To find immunization clinics within Island Health that accept walk ins visit: COVID-19 Vaccine | Island Health

Learn more about vaccine approval and safety here: COVID-19 Vaccine (bccdc.ca)

 

Support for People

A full list of supports available for people and families can be found here: COVID-19 support for individuals and families – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca

Employment and COVID-19

 

Support and Information for Businesses

 

Important links

  • Government of B.C.’s full list of supports available for businesses
  • The BC Marketplace helps British Columbians support local small businesses. Businesses can reach new audiences by creating their own business profile for free.
  • British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network provides one-on-one support for tourism businesses to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards eventual recovery. The BC Tourism Resiliency Network is led by the Regional Tourism Secretariat. Register for the program to access one-on-one meetings with program advisors, webinars and other resources.

 

 

Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency (DER3)

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Innovate BC is pleased to offer the Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency Program (DER3) to support small-medium sized businesses, in any sector, enter or expand in the digital economy.

The program will be available in six regions throughout the province and will provide:

  • Personalized advisory services to assess needs, recommend tools and solutions toward appropriate technology adoption, and guidance on the implementation.
  • Resource materials, best practices and tools needed to increase business capacity, expand into new markets or opportunities, and respond to physical restrictions associated with COVID-19 workplace requirements.
  • Connections to vetted digital service providers and subject matter experts that may address specific needs, beyond the items listed above.

All types of businesses are encouraged to apply, however priority will be given to non-tech companies. More information on the program and how to apply can be found here: DER3 – Innovate BC

 

 

 

The B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service provides information and support to business owners to help navigate challenges from COVID-19.

Advisors are ready to help, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm by phone: 1 833-254-4357 or by email: covid@smallbusinessbc.ca

Other Resources

 

  • Full list of supports available to individuals and families
  • BC has invested $5 million to expand virtual mental health services in BC so that everyone can access the help they need during this pandemic and beyond. A full list of virtual mental health services can be found here