COVID-19 Resources

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OsteopathyBC members had suspended their hands-on practices during the critical phase of the COVID -19 outbreak. We are continuing to do our part to protect the public and our members and to slow the progress of this virus. 

OsteopathyBC members are now able to resume practice with enhanced protocols to minimize the risk of infection with COVID-19. Starting May 19th, 2020 members will be putting in place measures to keep their patients, themselves and their staff as safe as possible while offering osteopathic treatment.

Please contact your practitioner to find out when they are reopening and what measures they are taking. Your visit to your osteopathic practitioner will not look the same as it did before COVID-19, but with your help we can all resume osteopathic treatments while minimizing infection risk.

To view OBC's guidance to practitioners, please click here


Federal and Provincial Government Announcements: 

This section contains regular announcements or declarations by both Federal and Provincial Governments.

BC's Response to COVID-19

BC government COVID-19 orders and notices

COVID-19: Provincial State of Emergency 

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

New relief benefits for Self-Employed, Workers and Businesses (after CERB)

Public Health Agency of Canada


Clinical Information:

This section contains information on clinical resources available to practitioners based on BC Centre for Disease Control, the Public Health Agency of Canada and information from various provincial health authorities.


Hand Washing 

Handwashing Poster 



Public Health Agency of Canada 

BC Centre for Disease Control 

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority 

Fraser Health Authority 

Interior Health Authority 

Island Health 

First Nations Health Authority

Northern Health

BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool 


Small Business Resources and Employment Insurance:

This section contains information on how to manage the pandemic as a small business owner, including your responsibilities to your employees and what government supports will be available. This is an area that we expect to evolve rapidly in the next few weeks as government support plans become more developed.

COVID-19 One-Stop Support for Businesses and Individuals in BC

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 

Employment Insurance Information 

Business Development Canada 

Small Business BC 

Small Business – Government of BC 

BC Employment Standards 

BC Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Federation of Independent Business 

Student Loan Deferral 

Employment and Social Development Canada (Employment Insurance)


General Pandemic Information:

This section provides links to trusted sources on the pandemic and a link to travel advisories that affect all Canadians.

Government of Canada Travel Advisory 

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US) 

World Health Organization

John Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Page

Elsevier’s free health and medical research on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Worldometer Measurement of COVID19

HealthLinkBC Alerts