Following the guidance on the BCCDC website, there are times that require individuals to self-isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Self-isolation will is advised for people who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, who have tested positive for COVID-19, who are returning from international travel, or who are a close contact of test-positive individuals and have been contacted by Public Health. Here is a guide to self-isolation at home.
Self-isolation supports are also in place to support individuals to isolate outside of their home or their community. Options include accommodation both in First Nations communities and in non-First Nations communities. You can work with your circle of care, including your primary care provider or IH Public Health, to identify which self-isolation option is best for you.
The Pandemic Health Coordinators are in place to support self-isolation and can be reached at 1-833-469-9803 toll free.
Being infected with COVID-19 can feel stigmatizing. We all have a shared responsibility to our well-being to stop stigma. Watch Healing in Pandemic Times on how we can address this issue.