Official BC Gov Information

British Columbia is in an active Provincial State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. During this time, emergency orders and public health orders may be issued that restrict the activities of people and businesses in British Columbia. Financial and social supports are also provided to help British Columbians through these unprecedented and extraordinary times.

British Columbia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is continuously evolving. New information is issued by the BC Government through News Releases, which are often accompanied by live press conferences. Regular COVID-19 Briefings with Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry are live streamed on the BC Government YouTube ChannelSubscribe to COVID-19 MLA Bulletins to be notified when new orders are issued.

➤ Go to BC Government COVID-19 for the latest official information on COVID-19 restrictions and supports.
➤ Go to Bulletins to review the archive of COVID-19 Bulletins issued by MLA Ma.

Financial and Social Supports

These are difficult times for British Columbians. Fortunately, the Government of British Columbia and Government of Canada offer many financial and social supports for people and businesses who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

New support programs are being added on a regular basis. Subscribe to COVID-19 MLA Bulletins to be notified when new supports are available.

Supports for People

➤ Explore Financial Supports for Individuals & Families.
➤ Explore supports for low-income people on Income or Disability Assistance.
➤ Explore supports for People With Disabilities.
➤ Access free and low-cost Virtual Mental Health Supports.

Supports for Businesses

➤ Visit the COVID-19 Supports for Businesses website.
➤ Download the COVID-19 Supports for Businesses Guide (pdf).
➤ Contact the BC Business COVID-19 Advisory Service.

See also: Jobs & Workers for employment resources.

Useful Links

Be cautious of information you read on the internet and rely on these official sources when in doubt.

  • If you are not feeling well: 
  • If you require financial or social support:
  • If you need help or would like to give help to others:
    • Call: 2-1-1 ☎️ (translation services available)
  • Medical information about COVID-19:
    • Call: 8-1-1 ☎️ (translation services available)
    • Online: BC CDC 🌐
  • Non-medical information about COVID-19:
    • Call: 1-888-COVID-19 ☎️ (translation services available)
    • Text: 604-630-0300 📱
    • Online: BC Government COVID-19 🌐
  • Travel Advisories:
  • Urgent Care Wait Times:
    • Medical facilities may be under increased burden during these times. Visit Emergency Department Wait Times to see the wait times for emergency and urgent facilities in Vancouver, Richmond, and North Shore.

Social Media

British Columbia’s response to the pandemic continuously evolves. Social media is often the fastest way to get new information direct from official sources. Follow these accounts to receive reliable information:

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022.