Clarity about the Provincial Health Officer’s Orders Issued on November 7, 2020

B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Nov. 7, 2020 issued new Covid-related orders specific to the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions. Specifically, Dr. Henry ordered that there are to be:

No social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your immediate household. For example:

  • Do not invite friends or extended family to your household
  • Do not gather outdoors
  • Do not gather at restaurants

Delivery of care in homes

The delivery of care in the homes of patients and clients, or in community-based clinics, does not constitute a “social gathering”. Registrants who provide care to patients and clients in these settings are expected to continue as they did prior to the issuance of this new order.

Midwives, nurses and nurse practitioners are reminded they should also continue to follow WorkSafeBC and the College’s standards/guidance for the appropriate use of PPE when delivering care.

Resources for midwives

BCCDC – Recommendations for antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care for clients during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Standards for post-partum care

Questions?

Email practice@bccnm.ca