Learn what to do if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

Updated April 18, 2023

A close contact is someone who has been near a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes when health and safety measures were not in place or were insufficient.

Whether notified of a COVID-19 exposure or not, monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated or had COVID-19 in the last 90 days. You do not need to self-isolate, but stay home if you feel unwell or develop symptoms.

If you have no symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need a test.

If you develop symptoms, you should stay at home until your symptoms improve. You may need to ask your health care provider if testing is recommended – learn more. Most people do not need testing and can self-manage even if they are known close contacts.

Learn more

Visit the BC Centre of Disease Control’s website for information about what to do if you are a close contact, including if you live with someone who has COVID-19 or is a close contact themselves.