Provincial Health Officer’s Orders And Guidance

Last up to date: August 16, 2021

On this page:

  • Orders and notices
  • Guidance
  • Letters
  • Archived orders
  • Archived guidance
  • Archived letters

Orders and notices

You must comply with PHO orders.

Orders

  • Mink Farms — July 26, 2021 (PDF, 330KB)
  • Industrial Camps – July 7, 2021 (PDF, 388KB)
    • Delegation: Industrial Camps – June nine, 2020 (PDF, 216KB)
  • Gatherings and Events – July 7, 2021 (PDF, 305KB)
  • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 30, 2021 (PDF, 338KB)
  • Agricultural Temporary Foreign Workers – June 20, 2021 (PDF, 286KB)
    • Coverage of Electoral Area J of the Cariboo Regional District – June 10, 2021 (PDF, 272KB)
    • Overnight Camps for Children or Youth – June 7, 2021 (PDF, 310KB)
    • Long-Term Care Facility Staff Assignment – April 15, 2020 (PDF, 274KB)
      • Vaccinated Staff: Variance of the Facility Staff Assignment Order – July 28, 2021 (PDF, 412KB)
      • Variance of the Facility Staff Assignment Order – May sixteen, 2021 (PDF, 256KB)
      • Amendment: Deployment and redeployment of body of workers – October 26, 2020 (PDF, 444KB)
      • Advanced Care Paramedic and Critical Care Paramedic SARS-CoV-2 Swabbing – May 2, 2021 (PDF, 222KB)
      • Variance of Existing Orders to Suspend Reconsideration –April 21, 2021 (PDF, 273KB)
        • Industrial Projects Within the Northern Health Authority Region – April 13, 2021 (PDF, 407KB)
        • Delegation: Workplace Closures – April eleven, 2021 (PDF, 319KB)
          • Regulated and Unregulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – March 24, 2021 (PDF, 458KB)

          • Emergency Medical Assistants SARS-CoV-2 Immunization Order – March 18, 2021 (PDF, 289KB)
          • Visitation and Visitor Appeal and Review – February five, 2021 (PDF, 289KB)
            • Read related Ministry of Health steerage
          • Health Authority Regulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Swabbing – November 16, 2020 (PDF, 225KB)
          • Midwives and Certified Practice Speech Language Pathologists SARS-CoV-2 Swabbing – November sixteen, 2020 (PDF, 269KB)
          • British Columbia Emergency Health Services SARS-CoV-2 Swabbing – November 16, 2020 (PDF, 265KB)
          • Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse Public Health Pharmacotherapy – September 16, 2020 (PDF, 227KB)
          • Licensed Practical Nurse Swabbing – May 7, 2020 (PDF, 172KB)
            • Travellers and Employers – April 14, 2020 (PDF, 365KB)
              • Delegation: Travellers – April 14, 2020 (PDF, 255KB)
            • Health Care Labour Adjustment (COVID-19) – April 10, 2020 (PDF, 695KB)
            • Information Collection from Long Term Care Facility Staff – March 26, 2020 (PDF, 214KB)
            • Federal Quarantine Order – August 30, 2020 (PDF, 428KB)
              • Government of Canada, Exceptions to Requirement to Quarantine, segment 6

            Notices

            • Notice of Repeal of the Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety Order – June 29, 2021 (PDF, 215.8KB)
            • Notice of Repeal of the Workplace Safety Plans Order – June 29, 2021 (PDF, 192.1KB)
            • Multi-machine Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) – August 26, 2020 (PDF, 70.8KB)
            • Notice Declaring COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – March 17, 2020 (PDF, 148KB)
            • Notice Declaring Overdose Public Health Emergency – April 14 2016 (PDF, 37.6KB)

            Medical Health Officer Orders

            • Gatherings and Events – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – August 13, 2021 (PDF, 519KB)
            • Indoor Exercise – Central Okanagan Requirements – August  thirteen, 2021 (PDF, 954KB)
            • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – August 10, 2021 (PDF, 809KB)
            • Mandatory Face Coverings – Central Okanagan COVID-19 Order – August 3, 2021(PDF, 850KB)

            Guidance

            • Guidance for Food and Liquor Serving Premises – August 16, 2021 (PDF, 613KB)
            • Guidance on the Creation of Facility Clusters – July 28, 2021 (PDF, 112KB)
            • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – July 19, 2021 (PDF, 601KB)
            • Guidance for Courthouse Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic & BC Restart Plan – June 30, 2021 (PDF, 401KB)
            • Guidance for Outdoor Assemblies, Rallies, and Protests – May 17, 2021 (PDF, 370KB)

            The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is the quality supply for complete COVID-19 information and steering. 

            • Information for health-care specialists
            • Current COVID-19 information and modelling

            If you are an organisation and need guidance on safe operations, WorkSafeBC is the first-class source of information. 

            Letters

            • Rapid Point of Care Testing – July 30, 2021 (PDF, 75KB)
            • Provincial Health Officer Statement for Employers on Transitioning from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable Disease Plans – June 17, 2021 (PDF, 43KB)
            • Testing Prior to Travel – July 30, 2020 (PDF, 77KB)
            • Testing in Industry – June 17, 2020 (PDF, 193KB)
            • Community Living BC: Guidance for COVID-19 – April 2, 2020 (PDF, 46KB)
            • Social Sector Stakeholders – March 18, 2020 (PDF, 130KB)

            Archived orders

            • Gatherings and Events – June 30, 2021 (PDF, 244KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – June 22, 2021 (PDF, 448KB)
              • Indoor Exercise Requirements – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 409KB)
              • Variance: Inside Worship Services – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 224KB)
              • Variance: Outside Worship Services – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 259KB)
              • Extension of the Variance Suspension: Indoor Worship Services on Four Days – April 19, 2021 (PDF, 208KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – June 17, 2021 (PDF, 450KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 442KB)
            • Variance: Inside Worship Services – June 6, 2021 (PDF, 224KB)
            • Variance: Outside Worship Services – June 6, 2021 (PDF, 259KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – June 6, 2021 (PDF, 506KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – May 28, 2021 (PDF, 425KB)
            • Indoor Exercise Requirements – May 27, 2021 (PDF, 462KB)
            • Variance: Indoor Worship Services – May 26, 2021 (PDF, 191KB)
            • Variance: Outdoor Worship Services – May 26, 2021 (PDF, 226KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – May 26, 2021 (PDF, 453KB)
            • Variance: Outdoor Worship Services – March 23, 2021 (PDF, 250KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – May 7, 2021 (PDF, 414KB)
            • Requirements: Indoor Individual Exercise – May 7, 2021 (PDF, 367KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – March 31, 2021 (PDF, 465KB)
            • Requirements: Indoor Individual Exercise – March 31, 2021 (PDF, 352KB)
            • Variance Suspension: Indoor Worship Services on Four Days – March 29, 2021 (PDF, 207KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – March 24, 2021 (PDF, 465KB)
            • Public Health Guidelines for Group Low Intensity Exercise – December 14, 2020 (PDF, 490KB)
            • Variance: Indoor Worship Services on Four Days – March 25, 2021 (PDF, 232KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – March 18, 2021 (PDF, 464KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – March 12, 2021 (PDF, 447KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – February 10, 2021 (PDF, 450KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – February 5, 2021 (PDF, 447KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – January eight, 2021 (PDF, 447KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – December 24, 2020 (PDF, 444KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – December 15, 2020 (PDF, 362KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – December 9, 2020 (PDF, 360KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – December four, 2020 (PDF, 357KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – December 2, 2020 (PDF, 356KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – November 10, 2020 (PDF, 340KB)
            • Gathering and Events – October 30, 2020 (PDF, 334KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – October 9, 2020 (PDF, 231KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – September 18, 2020 (PDF, 250KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – August 7, 2020 (PDF, 226KB)
            • Gatherings and Events – July 27, 2020 (PDF, 206KB)
            • Mass Gatherings – May 22, 2020 (PDF, 196KB)
            • Mass Gatherings – March sixteen, 2020 (PDF, 202KB)
            • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 374KB)
              • Guidance for Outside Dining Spaces – April 23, 2021 (PDF, 591KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – May 24, 2021 (PDF, 339KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – April 21, 2021 (PDF, 367KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – March 31, 2021 (PDF, 377KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – March 12, 2021 (PDF, 350KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – December 30, 2020 (PDF, 361KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – October nine, 2020 (PDF, 304KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – September 18, 2020 (PDF, 327KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – July 31, 2020 (PDF, 323KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – July 23, 2020 (PDF, 257KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 19, 2020 (PDF, 234KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 10, 2020 (PDF, 209KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – May 22, 2020 (PDF, 270KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – May 15, 2020 (PDF, 268KB)
              • Food and Liquor Serving Premises – March 20, 2020 (PDF, 247KB)
              • Industrial Camps – May 12, 2021 (PDF, 394KB)
              • Industrial Camps – April thirteen, 2021 (PDF, 407KB)
              • Resource Sector Worksites and Industrial Camps in the Region of the Northern Health Authority – January 12, 2021 (PDF, 393KB)
              • Industrial Camps – July 2, 2020 (PDF, 311KB)
              • Industrial Camps – April 23, 2020 (PDF, 315KB)
              • Delegation re Industrial Camps – April 23, 2020 (PDF, 219KB)
              • Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety – June 14, 2021 (PDF, 360KB)
              • Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety – May 2, 2021 (PDF, 339KB)
              • Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety – April 21, 2021 (PDF, 345KB)
              • Workplace Safety – December sixteen, 2020 (PDF, 314KB)
              • Workplace Safety Plans – May 14, 2020 (PDF, 188KB)

              Archived guidance

              • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – April 1, 2021 (PDF, 673KB)
              • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – February 25, 2021 (PDF, 665KB)
              • Ministry of Health – Overview of Visitors in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – January 7, 2021 (PDF, 410KB)
              • Guidance for Episodic Markets – June 24, 2021 (PDF, 657KB)
              • Guidance for Retail Food and Grocery Stores – June 24, 2021 (PDF, 657KB)
              • Guidance for Food and Liquor Serving Premises – June 24, 2021 (PDF, 687KB)
              • Guidance for Holding Low Risk Worship Services – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 427KB)
              • Guidance for Holding Low Risk Stand-Alone Lifecycle Events – June 15, 2021 (PDF, 428KB)

              Archived letters

              • Rapid Point of Care Testing – March 16, 2021 (PDF, 195KB)
              • First Responders – March 18, 2020 (PDF, 654KB)

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