Guidelines, templates, and other resources to help in-person counselling services in B.C. develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan and re-open safely during Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
WorkSafeBC Guidelines for Re-opening
WorkSafeBC published In-person counselling: Protocols for returning to operation to help in-person counselling services, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counsellors, develop a Safety Plan and re-open safely. The detailed guidelines cover various levels of protection you may need to develop measures for, including around virtual services, appointment protocols, hygiene, deliveries, and other aspects of your workplace operations.
If you have continued to operate through the COVID-19 pandemic, you can use these protocols to further strengthen your measures to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
Related WorkSafeBC guidelines if your workplace includes other environments:
Canadian Psychological Association
The Canadian Psychological Association produced a series of fact sheets in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association published COVID-19 recommendations for practitioners.