Mask Policy

A safe return to school
September 2, 2021

With September upon us, BC students will be returning to school and returning to full-time, in-person learning after temporarily spending part of last year learning remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many teachers, parents, and students welcome the return to the classroom and to...

mask mandate
August 25, 2021

There has been a flurry of announcements in the past 48 hours. Let’s take stock of the current situation. 

The province has announced that proof of vaccination (a BC Vaccine Card) will be required to access a wide variety of discretionary indoor activities including dining at restaurants...

Health care setting
August 24, 2021

Doctors of BC applauds the provincial government for its announcement of progressive measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the province, including the reinstatement of the indoor mask mandate, and the introduction of the BC Vaccine Card requiring mandatory vaccinations in order to...

July 9, 2021

BC has entered phase 3 of the Restart Plan, which means some restrictions have eased for the public when it comes to wearing masks. However, there are no changes for doctors’ offices.   

Family doctors, specialists, staff, patients and visitors to community practices must continue to wear...

Physician with mask
December 15, 2020

On November 4, 2020, BC’s Ministry of Health announced a new Mask Use Policy that applies to all health care facilities for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.The policy mandates that all patients, visitors, health care providers, and non-clinical staff wear medical masks in settings where...