COVID-19 Resources & Guidelines

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has created a Resource Manual for VCH staff and community partners working with vulnerable populations. This document provides COVID-19 information and resources for community partners who work with vulnerable populations (homeless and under-housed people, and people with complex care and/or MHSU needs).

You can access the document and all the links by clicking the image below:

Key public partners have also developed dedicated websites with information and resources to support the community:

Questions about health concerns

If you or the people you work with have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. Please be patient as they are experiencing high call volumes. For non medical information about COVID-19 Call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or text 604-630-0300 from 7:30 am to 8 pm.​

COVID Assessment line for Symptomatic people in Vancouver who are struggling to be able to self-isolate or living in a housing shelter can contact this line for support and advice and directions on clinics to get tested. The line is 604 290 3208 - and can be reached from 9am - 6pm 7 days a week.

Safe Supply Guidelines

VCH guidelines are available here:

https://sneezesdiseases.com/covid-19-withdrawal-management-prescriber-guidelines

Provincial guidelines are available here:

BCCDC – would like to share the 3 links below from the Provincial guidelines, as discussed on the 23/4/20 CoP call. These may not be as targeted as the VCH guidelines or targeted/focused to DTES.

Interim Guidance to Social Service Providers for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in their Facilities

COVID-19: Joint Provincial Program Framework for Emergency Response Centres

COVID-19: Responding to Opioid Overdoses in Overdose Prevention Services (OPS) and Supervised Consumption Sites (SCS)

https://www.bccsu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Risk-Mitigation-in-the-Context-of-Dual-Public-Health-Emergencies-v1.2.pdf

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