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COVID-19

COVID-19 College News

07-March-2022 – Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and Preventative Measures

On 07-March-2022, British Columbia (BC) Provincial Health Officer (PHO) posted an order relating to Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and Preventative Measures, covid-19-pho-order-health-professionals-vaccination-status.pdf (gov.bc.ca) .

This order applies to those health professions regulated under the Health Professions Act and does not apply to social workers.

COVID-19 is a serious illness. Please remain vigilant in your efforts to remain healthy. Disease prevention protocols include frequent hand washing, wearing a mask, social distancing and decreasing exposure to others through social contact management. The COVID-19 vaccination is a key tool in protecting yourself and others against the impact of COVID-19.

BC COVID-19 guidance and support information can be found at the following link: Guidance and support – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) .

Note that a previous PHO requires employees of organizations providing health care and other services to be vaccinated against COVID-19, covid-19-hospital-and-community-vaccination-status-information-preventive-measures.pdf (gov.bc.ca) .

If you work for an employer and you have questions about how your vaccination status impacts your employment, you should contact your employer or contracting agency.

Self-employed social workers are to be familiar with and follow all Provincial Health Orders, COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) .

09-February-2022 COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates 

The British Columbia Provincial Health Officer (PHO) 09-February-2022 press conference indicated that we will likely be managing enhanced disease prevention protocols for another year. COVID-19 is a serious illness. Please remain vigilant to in your efforts to remain healthy. Disease prevention protocols include hand washing, mask wearing, social distancing and decreasing exposure to others through social bubble management. The COVID-19 vaccination is a key tool in protecting yourself and others against the impact of COVID-19.

At the PHO 09-February-2022 press conference, a Provincial Health Order requiring regulated health professionals to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was previewed. Currently the pending order only applies to those health professions regulated under the Health Professions Act. As a result, regulated social workers are not yet impacted by this order.

BC Provincial Health Officer information on this issue can be found at: Update on vaccination requirement for health professionals | BC Gov News

Note that a previous PHO Provincial Health Order requires employees of organizations providing Health Care and other services to be vaccinated against COVID-19, covid-19-hospital-and-community-vaccination-status-information-preventive-measures.pdf (gov.bc.ca)

If you have questions how your vaccination status impacts your employment, you should contact your employer or contracting agency.

21-June-2021 BCCSW Operational 02 COVID-19 Safety Plan 

BCCSW Operational 02 COVID-19 Safety Plan 21-June-2021

6-April-2021 Continuing Professional Development Changes Due to Impact of COVID-19

*Important changes to 2021 CPD Due to Impact of COVID-19

15-July-2020 Continuing Professional Development Changes Due to Impact of COVID-19

CPD changes due to impact of COVID-19

29-March-2020 – Registrants/Licensees from other Jurisdictions seeking to provide Electronic Social Work Services to clients in British Columbia 

Temporary Registration information found here:

https://bccsw.ca/application-information/registration-categories/temporary-registration/

25-March-2020 – BC College of Social Workers – Annual General Meeting Postponed

The May 1st, 2020, British Columbia College of Social Workers Annual General Meeting has been postponed. Rescheduling information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

20-March-2020 – College operations are being conducted remotely

In response to the COVID-19 situation the operations of British Columbia College of Social Workers are being conducted remotely.

Email address [email protected] is being monitored and messages will be responded to as quickly as possible.

Telephone numbers 604-737-4916 and Canada toll free 877-576-6740 are active and voicemail messages will be responded to as quickly as possible.