Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the concern of community spread, a decision was made to minimize College staff exposure, members of the public and registrants to COVID-19, and has moved to remote operations as of March 17, 2020, until further notice. The College will continue to provide services, via phone and email, to the public and registrants while working remotely.
Let’s support one another, and help each other to get through this difficult challenge!
April 19 2022 – Update on masking requirement
March 8, 2022 – New public health order requires College to record vaccination status of registrants
February 10, 2022 – Provincial Health Officer announces order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all regulated health professionals
July 23, 2021 –BC’s Restart Step 3 – What Does This Mean for Your Practice?
March 12, 2021 – PHO Orders website
March 12, 2021 – BCCCDC
February 5, 2021 – Registrant communications regarding COVID-19 immunization
January 13, 2021 – Mask exemptions
November 12 – COBC Update on mask use following clarification from the Public Health Officer
November 9 – PPE UPDATE
June 2 – Guidelines for Return to In Person Community Care
May 15 – Providing In-person community care in British Columbia During COVID-19
May 12 – COVID-19: May 12th Update
May 1 – COVID-19 Update from the Registrar
April 22 – COVID-19: Important update from the Registrar
April 7 – Important COVID-19 websites
April 6 – COVID-19 and Conjunctivitis
March 27 – Essential Services Designation in British Columbia
March 26 – BCCDC/Ministry of Health: COVID-19 – Unproven Therapies Recommendations
March 25 – Questions & Answers about the Provincial Health Officer’s March 23, Update for Regulated Health Professionals
March 24 – Update from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
March 20 – College of Optometrists of BC update re: COVID-19
March 17 – Update RE: COVID 19
March 16 – Message From Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer
March 13 – Information to Registrants on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
February 3 – Information on Novel Coronavirus
BCCDC COVID-19 Care (Health Professionals)
BCCDC COVID-19 Care (Lab Testing)
BC Ministry of Health
The BC Ministry of Health is providing regular updates on the status of cases in BC and updating advice and guidance to the public. It includes helpful information on steps you can take, to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the virus.
BC Centre for Disease Control
The BC Centre for Disease Control has the most up-to-date information for patients on COVID-19, including:
BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
Government of Canada
The federal government is providing daily updates on the status of COVID-19 in Canada and updates on the nation’s response, and has published a How to Self-Isolate Fact Sheet.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is providing updates on the global status of the COVID-19 pandemic