- Health officials widely agree the most important thing you can do to prevent coronavirus and other illnesses is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
- Stay home as much as possible.
- When out in public, practice physical distancing – stay at least 2 metres away from other people.
- As more evidence begins to show that asymptomatic people may be able to spread the disease, we must all act as if we have it.
Who To Call
To speak to someone by phone about COVID-19, please call your physician, or 8-1-1.
The Respiratory Assessment Clinic is now able to assess and test anyone on the Sunshine Coast who develops possible COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, difficulty breathing, a new runny nose, a sore throat, muscle aches, chills, headaches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. If you develop any of the listed symptoms, please call your family doctor or contact the Respiratory Assessment Clinic by phone at 604-740-1252 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The clinic runs seven days a week from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and is staffed by local physicians. It is intended for people living or staying on the Sunshine Coast and operates on an appointment-only basis. Walk-in patients are not permitted.
Anyone looking for non-medical information about COVID-19, can call or text the provincial government through a newly created hotline at 1-888-268-4319 (1-888-COVID19) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
Other Health Resources
The Dental Association of BC has designated a dentist in each community to respond to dental emergencies. (Click here to see list of emergency clinics.) The list will change as dentists take turns being on call.
Sunshine Coast Physicians Task Force: for updates on what’s happening locally in our health care centres, please visit the Physician Task Force website.
Vancouver Coastal Health: For other localized information about COVID-19, please visit Vancouver Coastal Health’s website.
BC Centre of Disease Control: For information about how COVID-19 is affecting the province, please visit the BC Centre of Disease Control’s website.
Health Canada: For information on the Government of Canada’s response to COVID-19, please visit Health Canada’s website.