COVID-19 Optician Resources

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, we will be consolidating all the information, guidelines and resources we have for opticians on this page. It will be updated as necessary, so please check back often.

Much of the advice we can give to opticians is in direct relation to the general advice and guidance from the World Health Organization, the BC Centre for Disease Control and the BC Provincial Government. We have included links to all of their websites below. 

Immunization information for healthcare providers

Return to Work

2020-11-11 Confirming Scope of Provincial Mask Use Policy

2020-05-25 WorkSafe BC COVID-19 information and resources

COVID-19 Safety Plan: a six-step fillable guide

COVID-19 A guide to reducing risk

COVID-19 posters for use in your place of work

2020-05-15 Statement from Provincial Health Officer - return to work
2020-05-15 Providing in-person community care during COVID-19 - guidance for regulated health care provider
2020-05-15 Providing in-person community care during COVID-19 - additional information for opticians
2020-05-15 BCCDC COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Community-Based Allied Health Care Providers in Clinic Setting
2020-05-12 BC's Restart Plan

Notices from The College of Opticians of British Columbia

2021-09-22 COBC statement on COVID-19 misinformation
2021-03-03 COVID-19 immunization update
Update on Essential Services and PPE
2020-03-23 FAQs for Regulated Health Professionals Regarding Non-Essential Patient Interactions
2020-03-18 Information for Registrants: current advice on practice, requirements, COBC office closure

Direct Government Statements 

2020-03-23 Statement from Provincial Health Officer - regarding non-emergency care 
2020-03-15 Statement from Provincial Health Officer - self isolation advice for health care workers
2020-03-13 Statement from Provincial Health Officer - health care workers and travel

Government and Health Agency Websites

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