This section contains up-to-date health and safety information for businesses operating during COVID-19.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought about unprecedented health and safety challenges for businesses. Both employers and employees have responsibilities to maintain a health workplace for themselves and customers.
Visit the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) for COVID-19 health information and comprehensive guidance.
Latest Update - September 13th, 2021: Some businesses need proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses.
- WorkSafe BC: COVID-19 BC Vaccine Card
- Government of BC: Proof of vaccination information for businesses
- Government of BC: Proof of vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card
Latest Update - June 30th, 2021: BC's Restart is moving to Step 3 on July 1st, 2021. This means that businesses should begin transitioning from COVID-19 Safety Plans to communicable disease prevention.
In this section:
How do I verify the vaccination status of customers?
The BC Vaccine Card lets people provide proof of vaccination to access some events, services, and businesses. Here's what it means for businesses.
How is COVID-19 spread?
Essential information on everything from better understanding what COVID-19 is and how it spreads to how to help protect the mental health of you and your employees.
What do I do if someone at my business has symptoms?
Know what to do if you, a staff member, or a customer has symptoms of or tests positive for COVID-19.
How do I transition from a COVID-19 Safety Plan to communicable disease prevention
Get information about transitioning from COVID-19 Safety Plans to communicable disease prevention in Step 3 of the BC's Restart plan.
What do employees need to know?
Get information and resources from WorkSafeBC to help employees understand how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What happens during a WorkSafeBC inspection during COVID-19?
WorkSafeBC regularly inspects workplaces to ensure they follow health and safety guidelines. Know what to expect during an inspection.
Can I travel for work in B.C. or internationally?
Get the latest information about domestic and international business travel during COVID-19.
Where can I get more health and safety help and advice?
Sign up for Small Business BC webinars on HR, health and safety, and other operational topics.
Where can I find mental health resources?
There are plenty of positive actions business owners and managers can take to protect and nurture their own mental health, and the mental health of their team.
When might I or my employees be able to get a vaccine?
Read about B.C.'s immunization plan, including who can get the vaccine and when.
What is the PPE Marketplace?
Non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a key role in helping keep us all safe. Find PPE for your business.