The province of B.C. has launched a new website to allow people to give themselves a “self-assessment” for COVID-19.
The BC Ministry of Health says this self-assessment tool will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for novel coronavirus.
You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else if they are unable to.
Who should be tested for COVID-19?
People with respiratory symptoms who are:
- Hospitalized, or likely to be hospitalized
- Health Care Workers
- Residents of long term care facilities
- Part of an investigation of a cluster or outbreak
Who does not need to be tested for COVID-19?
- People without symptoms
- Patients with mild respiratory symptoms who can be managed at home, including returning travellers with an onset of illness within 14 days of return to Canada
The BC Ministry of Health strongly urges anyone who has symptoms – including a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or difficulty breathing – to self-isolate for 14 days.
To protect yourself while out in public, wash your hands frequently and maintain a distance of about 2 metres from others.
Click here to take the test now.
The province has created a phone service to provide non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing.
Information is available in more than 110 languages, 7:30 am – 8 pm at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 1-888-268-4319.