Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. This can help prevent the spread of infections. Self-isolation lowers the chance of spreading the illness to other people. When you're exposed to an illness, there's the time between exposure and when you start to feel sick. This is called an incubation period. There is a small chance you can spread germs in the days before you feel sick. People at high-risk of having been exposed to the illness are asked to self-isolate.
Plan ahead and prepare for what you'll do if you or a family member becomes sick and needs care.
For more information
For more information, visit the BCCDC COVID-19 page, or call: