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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) .