Respiratory illness season update

On September 28, 2023, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix shared an update about the 2023 respiratory illness season, with particular guidance for healthcare and long term care settings.

What you need to know

Effective October 3, 2023:

  • You will be greeted at our doors, and asked about symptoms.
  • If you are not feeling well, you will be asked to visit at another time.
  • You will not need to provide vaccination status information.
  • You will not be rapid tested.
  • You will need to wear a mask, which we will provide, in hallways and common areas.
  • If you are visiting with your loved one in their room, you may remove your mask. However, if you are visiting with someone in a shared room, you must wear your mask.
  • If you are participating in activities in common areas, you must wear your mask.

What you can do

  • Stay home if you have a cough or fever, or are feeling unwell.
  • Practice good hand hygiene.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.

You can find additional information on the BCCDC website.

If you have any questions, please speak with the Executive Director of your loved one’s Home, or with the care team.

Thank you for helping us protect the people who live and work in Broadmead Care Homes.