You have reached the COVID-19 Screening Tool.

In order to determine if you should contact Health Links – Info Santé (toll-free at 8-1-1) or seek other medical advice, you will be asked to respond to a few questions below.

Please note:

Public health officials are strongly advising all BC residents, including health-care providers, to cancel or postpone any non-essential travel. In addition, public health officials are recommending all returning travelers, including those who have travelled within Canada, self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after returning to BC.

Public health officials also strongly urge anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, weakness or headache, to self-isolate for 14 days.

Social distancing is used to intentionally reduce close contact between people to try to stop the progression of community transmission of any virus. Social distancing strategies for all BC residents include:

  • Cancelling or postponing any large-scale events with more than 10 attendees;
  • Minimizing prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (less than two metres) contact between other individuals in public;
  • Avoiding greetings that involve touching such as handshakes;
  • Disinfecting frequently used surfaces;
  • Following public health advice related to self-monitoring and self-isolation if you have travelled or have been exposed to someone ill with the virus; and
  • Considering avoiding travel, crowded places and events, especially if you are at higher risk.

We remind you to protect yourself while out in public. Please wash your hands frequently, and maintain a distance of about 2 metres from others.

For the most up-to-date, factual, information on COVID-19 please visit bccdc.ca.

COVID-19 Screening Tool

Please note that this is not a medical assessment. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, seek medical attention or call 911. This service is not a substitute for consulting with your doctor.


Please call 911 or go directly to your nearest Emergency Department.


You should speak with a nurse about your symptoms.

Please call Health Links-Info Santé in BC 8-1-1.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.




(Note: If the workplace remained open during the shutdown of non-essential workplaces mandated by Public Health Orders, consider the workplace an essential service.)







Based on your responses you do not need to be tested for COVID-19 at this time.

Anyone who has mild symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) should self-isolate from the day the symptoms started till they no longer have a fever and the other symptoms are gone, with a minimum isolation period of 14 days (2 weeks). This means staying home and keeping away from others.

For more information about caring for yourself at home and self-isolating, visit: bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19 because it will not change their care or treatment plan. If your symptoms worsen (e.g., shortness of breath, breathing difficulties), or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact Health Links-Info Santé at 8-1-1 to receive further advice.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms or difficulties breathing, call 911 or go to an Emergency Department and tell them you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.

Based on your responses you do not need to be tested for COVID-19 at this time.

Anyone who has mild symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) should self-isolate from the day the symptoms started till they no longer have a fever and the other symptoms are gone, with a minimum isolation period of 14 days (2 weeks). This means staying home and keeping away from others.

For more information about caring for yourself at home and self-isolating, visit: bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19 because it will not change their care or treatment plan. If your symptoms worsen (e.g., shortness of breath, breathing difficulties), or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 to receive further advice.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms or difficulties breathing, call 911 or go to an Emergency Department and tell them you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.

You should immediately limit your contact with others and isolate.

You should speak with a nurse about your exposure. Please call Health Links-Info Santé in Vancouver at 8-1-1.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

If you are determined to be a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be recommended to self-isolate and will be referred to public health who will be in contact with you to provide more information.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.




(Note: If the workplace remained open during the shutdown of non-essential workplaces mandated by Public Health Orders, consider the workplace an essential service.)







Based on your responses you do not need to be tested for COVID-19 at this time.

Anyone who has mild symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) should self-isolate from the day the symptoms started till they no longer have a fever and the other symptoms are gone, with a minimum isolation period of 14 days (2 weeks). This means staying home and keeping away from others.

For more information about caring for yourself at home and self-isolating, visit: bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19 because it will not change their care or treatment plan. If your symptoms worsen (e.g., shortness of breath, breathing difficulties), or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 to receive further advice.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms or difficulties breathing, call 911 or go to an Emergency Department and tell them you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.

Based on your responses you do not need to be tested for COVID-19 at this time.

Anyone who has mild symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) should self-isolate from the day the symptoms started till they no longer have a fever and the other symptoms are gone, with a minimum isolation period of 14 days (2 weeks). This means staying home and keeping away from others.

For more information about caring for yourself at home and self-isolating, visit: bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19 because it will not change their care or treatment plan. If your symptoms worsen (e.g., shortness of breath, breathing difficulties), or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 to receive further advice.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms or difficulties breathing, call 911 or go to an Emergency Department and tell them you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.

You should immediately limit your contact with others and isolate.

You should speak with a nurse about your exposure. Please call Health Links-Info Santé in Winnipeg at 204-788-8200; toll free elsewhere in BC 1-888-315-9257.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

If you are determined to be a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be recommended to self-isolate and will be referred to public health who will be in contact with you to provide more information.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.


You should immediately limit your contact with others and isolate.

You should speak with a nurse about your exposure. Please call Health Links-Info Santé in BC at 204-788-8200; toll free elsewhere in BC 1-888-315-9257.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

If you are determined to be a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be recommended to self-isolate and will be referred to public health who will be in contact with you to provide more information.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.


You should immediately limit your contact with others and isolate.

You should speak with a nurse about your exposure. Please call Health Links-Info Santé in BC at 204-788-8200; toll free elsewhere in BC 1-888-315-9257.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

If you are determined to be a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be recommended to self-isolate and will be referred to public health who will be in contact with you to provide more information.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.


You should speak with a nurse about your exposure.

Please call Health Links-Info Santé in BC at 204-788-8200; toll free elsewhere in BC 1-888-315-9257.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

(Note that workers who routinely travel inter-provincially for work and those involved in commercial transportation of goods and services are excluded)

All returning travellers are asked to self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms.

You should limit your contact with others and self-monitor for signs and symptoms for 14 days following your return to BC. Especially avoid close contact with those at higher risk for severe illness, such as individuals over age 65 years or those with chronic health conditions.


You should not go to work and children should not go to school or daycare while self-isolating.

If you develop a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or any other symptoms during the 14-day self-isolation period, or require further advice, please contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.

Please see the self isolation fact sheet for further information bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.


Based on your responses you do not need to be tested for COVID-19.

Anyone who develops mild symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) should self-isolate from the day the symptoms started till they no longer have a fever and the other symptoms are gone, with a minimum isolation period of 14 days (2 weeks). This means staying home and keeping away from others.

For more information about caring for yourself at home and self-isolating, visit: bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation.


Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19 because it will not change their care or treatment plan.

If you develop symptoms which become worse or you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please call Health Links - Info Santé in BC at 204-788-8200; toll free elsewhere in BC 1-888-315-9257.

We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.