In BC, we continue to guidelines in place to help manage the impact of COVID-19. This approach focuses on keeping people safe in their day to day lives. It’s still important to stay home and get tested if we feel sick. You can get tested at a COVID-19 testing site or by getting a rapid test done at home.
If you’re feeling any anxiety about COVID-19 or getting the vaccine, that’s totally normal. Make sure you take care of yourself and get support when you need it.
Where can I go to get support?
There’s still a lot to deal with right now. It’s important to find the right type of support for you if you need it. Keep in mind that the support you need can change over time. For many people, staying connected to family, friends, and loved ones is important. Find ways to connect that are comfortable for you, such as in-person or virtually.
- Foundry’s provincial virtual services – Young people aged 12-24 and their caregivers can utilize the Foundry BC app to access drop-in or schedule virtual counselling appointments, find peer support, join a group or browse our library of tools and resources.
- Find a Foundry centre in your community. We’ve taken a number of measures at Foundry centres to ensure we are aligned with BC Centre for Disease Control’s recommendations. Please call your local Foundry centre for the most up-to-date information on service availability.
- Kids Help Phone – text CONNECT to 686868 (text STOP, if you would like to stop the conversation)
- Try Pathfinder, Foundry’s 3-step tool to help you find personalized support options
- Find other support options on our Get Support page
Available COVID-19 Resources:
- For non-medical information about COVID-19, call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. or text message 604-630-0300. Information is available in more than 110 languages.
- The BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool can help you decide if you need testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or for someone else if they are not able to.
Information is changing frequently. Check the BCCDC website for the latest on COVID-19.
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This page will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.
Last Updated: August 17, 2022