Self Distancing or Self Isolation?
Self-distancing is important right now. It reduces the chances that you get COVID-19 but also protects other people you may have contact with.
But if you know there is a possibility you have COVID-19 you must self-isolate.
You need to self-isolate if you have…
- a cough, sore throat, breathing problems, fever.
- been in contact with anyone who has had the virus.
- travelled outside of Canada in last 14 days.
- been in contact with anyone who has travelled outside Canada in last 14 days.
If you are unsure, take the BC Covid-19 self assessment test
What does self-isolation mean?
- Stay at home.
- Do not go out.
- Get someone to pick up groceries and leave them for you.
- Avoid all contact with others outside of your home.
How long should you self-isolate?
- If you begin to feel unwell, a 7 day period of isolation starts.
- 14 days of isolation starts for anyone else living in your house. (you can have the virus and not show symptoms for 7 days).
- If anyone in the house gets unwell in the 14 days of isolation, their isolation period ends 7 days after their symptoms start.
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