If you are experiencing
symptoms of COVID-19 or think you might have it:
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.
For information on the latest testing guidelines, please visit our COVID-19 testing page.
If you think you have
symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home, and
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.
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.
If you have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and are continuing your recovery at home, download this activity guide created to help with the transition. Please note: this guide is intended for a wide audience and is not intended to replace specific medical advice that you have been given.
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