Public Health Orders:
All Public Health Orders must be followed. A full list of active PHO orders relating to COVID-19 can be found here, but key orders are summarized as follows:
Province-wide restrictions lifted (April 8, 2022):
Proof of Vaccine: Proof of vaccine is no longer required for most establishments and events but some situations – such as visiting health care or long-term care facilities – will still require proof of vaccination.
Masks: Wearing masks in indoor settings is no longer required by public health, though masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Some businesses or events may still request masks.
Gatherings & Events: There are no restrictions on gatherings and events.
Island Health COVID-19 referral-only screening clinic in Victoria
In order to get further information on COVID-19, the province has revealed a new hotline:
- Call 1-888-COVID-19 or text 604-630-0300.
If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.
Youth (under 25 years of age) may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support.
For other resources, including shelter availability, visit bc211.ca