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Long-term care & assisted living COVID-19 resources for operators

Vancouver Coastal Health is committed to working with all homes in the Coastal, Richmond and Vancouver Communities of Care to deliver the best possible care experience for residents and their families.

What happens when COVID-19 is identified at a care home?

Read the outbreak operations checklist for more information on what to do if a care home resident or staff member has COVID-19. To learn more about prevention and outbreak measures related to COVID-19, please see the BC Centre for Disease Control's interim guidance document. For the VCH IPAC LTC Toolkit, visit the IPAC webssite and scroll down to "Long-Term Care Toolkit".


If you have questions, please see the information below for contacts by topic:


Use these resources to get the latest information related to COVID-19.

PPE ordering


  • For most up to date PPE and hand hygiene posters, please visit the IPAC COVID-19 page and access the LTC toolkit at the bottom of the page

Training Videos

Visit the IPAC COVID-19 page

Access IPAC information for all care settings, including assisted living and long term care. A LTC specific toolkit can also be found at the bottom of the web page. Resources include:

  • Templates and checklists for creating safety plans

  • Recovery checklists

  • Outbreak preparedness and management checklists

  • Audit tools

  • IPAC Q&A’s

  • Guidance for cases of employee COVID-19 exposure

  • Laboratory testing information

  • Signage templates

  • AGMP best practice guidelines

  • Dress codes

  • PPE resources, in various languages

  • Environmental considerations

  • Patient transfer guidelines

Screening tools and forms

Training Videos

BISS, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, is offering dedicated additional resources for education and support for housekeeping/environmental services to VCH contracted long term care centres (Phase 1) and assisted living centres (Phase 2).

Our team provides free consultant programs and management support for the sites that are willing to work with us on this new and exciting journey.

For more information, click here

Please email us at if you are interested in participating in this exciting opportunity.

What is a Community of Practice all About?

“A group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems, or interest in a topic and who come together to fulfil both individual and group goals”.  (Cambridge and Suter 2005) 

The VCH LTC Community of Practice will provide a forum to:

  • Build connections across the sector

  • Share the wealth of knowledge and experience

  • Show-case innovative practices that homes are proud of

  • Promote best practice and latest research

  • Explore areas of concern and finding solutions together

  • Provide education

Community of Practice meetings occur every third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.

To receive meeting details, or to suggest a topic for a future meeting, please email

Past Meetings

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