Published on May 12, 2020
On May 6, 2020, Premier John Horgan outlined BC’s Restart Plan which outlines four phases to rebuilding a resilient economy and keeping the public safe during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
COTBC appreciates that registrants are very keen to return to work and care for their clients as soon as possible. However, the safety of patients, clients and health care professionals remains paramount.
Currently, we are in the process of finalizing consistent guidelines for community-based health providers – with collaborative input from the Provincial Health Office, other regulatory health profession colleges, and key stakeholders – to ensure that health care providers can operate safely under Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan.
Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan is scheduled to begin in mid-May and includes the restoration of health-related services under enhanced protocols. Until these protocols are released, COTBC recommends that registrants continue to comply with the current orders and direction of the Provincial Health Officer and the College.
COTBC is committed to providing timely updates as information becomes available. We are cautiously optimistic that the protocols will be available before Phase 2 begins.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.