Concerned about the COVID-19 virus? A caregiver’s role may increase or intensify through this time. Please remember you are welcome to call our Caregiver Support Line Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4pm. 1-877-520-3267. Let Us Help.
We are providing information and resources to support and protect our staff, volunteers, clients and community. We greatly appreciate the measures that individuals and communities are taking to remain healthy and safe. FCBC staff are monitoring COVID-19 information and taking guidance on health matters from our federal, provincial and local health authorities. Also read the latest enews from FCBC here.
We encourage you to follow the links below and refer to official sources for the latest updates on COVID-19. The main message for everyone is to stay home or social distance by 2 metres and clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer. If you are the main caregiver to someone it is important to consider support options if you are experiencing virus systems, such as fever, sore throat, cough, fatigue or muscle aches. Refer to the BC Self Assessment Tool below. Please reach out to your support network or resources to plan ahead.
Key Information on COVID-19 can be found at the links below:
- Gov of Canada – How to Care for a Person with COVID-19 at Home – Advice for Caregivers here
- Gov of Canada – How to Self Isolate When you May have been exposed and Have No Symptoms here
- For up to date information from the Government of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en.html
- COVID-19 BC Self Assessment Tool – BC’s self-assessment tool for #COVID19 is now online and will help determine if you need further assessment or testing. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to. https://covid19.thrive.health/
- COVID-19 line at 1-888-COVID19 or text at 1-888-268-4319. The toll-free phone line is open at 1-888-268-4319 (1-888-COVID19) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week for non-medical information about the virus. That includes the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing, as well as access to support and services from the provincial and federal governments
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan here
- BC Centre for Disease Control for any current information on prevention, testing and self isolation.
- please check with your Health Authority here
Other useful information can be found below:
- World Health Organization Coping With Stress
- World Health Organization Coping With Stress for Children
- Vancouver Coastal Health How to Wash Your Hands