COVID-19 News and Resources

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, we will be consolidating all the information, guidelines and resources we have on this page. It will be updated as necessary, please check back often.

Much of the advice we can give to opticians is in direct relation to the general advice and guidance from the World Health Organization, the BC Centre for Disease Control and the BC Provincial Government. We have included links to all of their websites below. 

Notices from The College of Opticians of British Columbia

2020/03/23 FAQs for Regulated Health Professionals Regarding Non-Essential Patient Interactions
2020/03/18 Information for Registrants: current advice on practice, requirements, COBC office closure

Direct Government Statements

2020/03/23 Statement from Provincial Health Officer - regarding non-emergency care 
2020/03/15 Statement from Provincial Health Officer - self isolation advice for health care workers
2020/03/13 Statement from Provincial Health Officer - health care workers and travel

Government and Health Agency Websites