Learn about self-isolation and self-monitoring for Fraser Health staff and medical staff

Updated: Self-isolation requirements for all staff and medical staff when entering B.C. following national and international travel 

For more information on travel, visit the Government of B.C. and Government of Canada websites.

  • Do I need to self-isolate after travel within Canada and/or travel outside of Canada?

    Please review the most up-to-date information regarding provincial and inter-provincial travel restrictions on the Government of B.C.’s Travel and COVID-19 page and find more information on federal requirements around quarantine or isolation on the Government of Canada website.

  • Will I be compensated if I have to self-isolate under the Quarantine Act? 

    Fraser Health will not compensate employees for self-isolation or absence from work due to travel. Fraser Health staff and medical staff who are planning travel need to review the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions on the Government of B.C.’s Travel and COVID-19 page and plan accordingly with their manager.

  • I feel unwell. Should I come to work? 

    Visit the BC Centre for Disease Control's webpage to find information about health-care workers returning to work after COVID-19 illness or following a close contact exposure.

  • How are staff compensated if they are asked to self-isolate?

    If staff are required to self-isolate by public health and are not symptomatic then they will be paid for any missed shifts and coded as “general quarantine pay."

    Note that this does not apply to staff who have traveled for non-essential reasons per the above.

    If staff are self-isolating because they are symptomatic they will be compensated for missed shifts by using their sick time banks.

    Staff who are confirmed to have been exposed while working and are confirmed positive will have a WorkSafeBC claim filed on their behalf by the Provincial Workplace Health Centre.

  • How are medical staff compensated if they're off work due to COVID-19?

    Medical Staff are covered by Doctors of BC Disability Insurance provided by SunLife.

  • I’d like to stay in a hotel to self-isolate away from home. Is there any support available for that?

    The Ministry of Health has partnered with Fraser Health and our Foundation partners to support Temporary Staff Accommodation (TSA) for Health Care Workers who are working in active COVID-19 patient care, and/or staff who do not provide patient care but are assigned to a key COVID response role. This applies to all staff, including clinical staff and contracted services (e.g. contracted long term care sites, housekeeping services, food services). Our Foundations are leading this work with the local site leadership. Please connect with your supervisor for further information.