COVID - 19


Psychological practice is conducted in accordance with current Public Health Orders and the guidelines of the College of Psychologists of BC. The Provincial Health Officer of BC, in a letter to Registrars of Colleges for Health Professionals (April 1, 2022), emphasized the need for ongoing comprehensive infection prevention and exposure control measures to reduce risk of COVID-19. This entails regular cleaning and disinfection, screening for COVID-19 risks, appropriate ventilation, staying home when sick, hand hygiene, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). For health care providers, this means “… the continued use of medical masks by practitioners and patients/clients in medical offices, private practices and other settings when there is close, in person patient/client contact”. The full text is available at:


Government of BC - Mask Use and Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Health Professionals


As a condition of service, clients are required to follow safety protocols. Completion of a BC COVID-19 self-assessment survey is on an honour basis. However, the survey is brief and can be completed in only a few minutes. 


For further information about COVID-19, please refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Northern Health Authority, and WorkSafeBC Communicable Disease Prevention.