The risk of getting COVID-19 from cash and documents is low and is expected to be similar to other common surfaces, such as doorknobs and handrails.
It is safe to handle cash and documents. However, it would be advisable to wash your hands frequently, and always before eating, after using the washroom, and before touching your face.
Refusing cash could put an undue burden on people who depend on cash as a means of payment.
For more information
For more information, visit the BCCDC COVID-19 web page, or call: