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Health & Travel Information

Please contact your health care provider, local public health office or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 if you have concerns about your personal health situation. The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control is the best source for COVID-19 health information.

Think you might have COVID-19? Take a self-assessment.

How to Protect Yourself and Others

We encourage you to follow the same procedures as what are recommended during cold and flu season:

  • Stay home if you get sick and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water. This is the single most effective way of reducing infection spread.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a sleeve/tissue and turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing.
  • Use tissues to contain secretions and dispose of them promptly in a waste container.
  • Keep common surface areas like doorknobs, light switches and keyboards, clean and disinfected.
  • Do not gather in groups larger than 2-6 people if not from the same household.
  • Keep your physical distance from others while in public places. 

Health Resources

Please read official sources on the coronavirus for information on symptoms, transmission, self-monitoring, self-isolation, and prevention, as misinformation has been circulating on social media:

Travel Recommendations

Please see the federal government's most up to date travel advisories and restrictions.

In general, the following travel recommendations are in place:

  • All Canadians avoid non-essential travel outside the country until further notice.
  • All travellers to Canada self-isolate for 14 days upon entry, with exceptions for workers who are essential to the movement of goods and people.

If you have previously travelled to an area/location affected by the Coronavirus in the past 14 days and during your self-isolation, please monitor yourself daily for symptoms, such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing. 

If symptoms develop within 14 days of leaving the affected area/location, call your health care provider or 8-1-1 to discuss any need for testing and follow up. If symptoms do not develop within 14 days, there is no concern for a possible infection.

Contact

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) within Surrey, please contact COVID-19@surrey.ca.