Many COVID-19 symptoms can be safely managed with home treatment such as drinking plenty of fluids, rest and using a humidifier or hot shower to ease a cough or sore throat.
You can call 8-1-1 anytime to talk to a nurse at HealthLinkBC. This service is available in 130 languages. If your symptoms worsen, or if you do not improve after five or six days, call 8-1-1, your family doctor or an Urgent and Primary Care Centre, so they can determine if you need to be assessed again. If you have chest pain or severe difficulty breathing, or are worried this might be an emergency, call 9-1-1 right away.