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If you are sick


If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or think you might have it: 

Self-assessment tool

To help determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19, use the BC COVID-19 self-assessment tool.  You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to. 

Testing

For information on the latest testing guidelines, please visit our COVID-19 testing page.

Self-isolate

If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home, and self-isolate for 10 days after the initial start of your symptoms. After 10 days, if your temperature is normal and you feel well, you may return to your routine activities. Coughing may persist for several weeks, so a cough alone does not mean you need to continue to self-isolate beyond 10 days. Please seek medical care if respiratory symptoms worsen. For information on how to self-isolate, visit our self-isolation page.

If you need medical care

Pay attention to your health and how you are feeling. If it becomes harder to breathe, you can't drink anything or feel much worse than when you got tested; seek urgent medical care at an urgent care clinic or emergency department. If leaving your home for medical care, call ahead and tell the clinic you are coming in. By calling ahead, you help the clinic, hospital, lab, urgent care or doctor's office prepare for your visit and stop the spread of germs.

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.

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