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Follow Current BC Health Guidelines and Know Before You GO! As more information is becoming available regarding COVID-19, Gold Country Communities Society will be working diligently to provide accurate and current information to our stakeholders, residents and travellers. We will be working together with businesses and tourism partners to ensure updated information is available at www.exploregoldcountry.com.
Keep following the guidance of Dr. Bonnie Henry of physical distancing, staying home when sick, hand hygiene, wearing masks when necessary, and other protective measures. Before you set out on your journey to Explore Gold Country be sure to know before you go! As recommended by Destination BC of particular importance is planning ahead. While some towns and communities are eager to welcome BC visitors with safety measures in place, others might be hesitant to welcome non-local visitors—everyone must respect local travel advisories from communities that are not ready for visitors.
Further details including guidelines and advice for this winter, can be found at:
Know Before You Go page is a great resource for information on how to safely and respectfully explore BC this winter.
We are also encouraging smart travel via our 10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly in BC article on HelloBC.com.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a list of tips and resources to help people come up with a personal and household plan.
• Practice everyday preventive actions to reduce your risk of getting sick, especially older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions.
• Make a list of your medicines and refill them.
• Make an emergency contact list.
• Plan for potential changes at your workplace.
• Stay informed
If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19 call your local health care provide or 8-1-1 for instructions.
8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. The 8-1-1 phone line is operated by HealthLink BC, which is part of the Ministry of Health. By calling 8-1-1, you can speak to a health service navigator, who can help you find health information and services; or connect you directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a qualified exercise professional, or a pharmacist. Any one of these healthcare professionals will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns, or those of your family.
For non-medical information about COVID-19:
The province has created a phone service to provide non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages, 7:30 am – 8 pm at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 604-630-0300.
If you require access to health care for other concerns while in the region, please check in to a facility near you:
Health Care Facilities in Gold Country:
Health Care Facilities Closest to Gold Country:
As guidelines and restrictions are put into place more resources will be made available. Current information can be found at the following sources and as more information becomes available this will be updated.
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