COVID-19 Resources

Last Update: June 7, 2023

On May 5, 2023, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director General declared that COVID-19 is now an established and ongoing health issue, which no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The Government of Canada has noted it will continue its work with provinces and territories to implement a long-term, sustainable approach to the ongoing management of COVID-19.

Since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, occupational therapists have demonstrated their commitment to protecting the health and safety of the people with whom they work. This commitment continues, encompassing COVID-19 as one of many communicable diseases encountered in health care.

Occupational therapists are expected to use their clinical judgement to determine how to best meet client care needs and incorporate infection prevention and control measures into their occupational therapy practice, demonstrating their commitment to client safety and acting in accordance with the profession’s standards. Please refer to the COTBC’s Practice Standards for Infection Prevention and Control for further details.

Registrants are advised to monitor the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control, the Government of BC’s COVID-19 response, and local health authority websites for up-to-date information.

Current College Updates & Resources

BC Provincial Health Officer Updates

Orders and notices related to COVID-19 from the Provincial Health Officer can be found on the Government of BC’s website. Registrants are advised to read, follow and enact orders and notices related to their applicable practice areas.

Archived College Resources

Informational Resources

This webpage was first published on February 21, 2020. We update the time stamp each time we add new information.