Guidance and information for schools and parents to support children and youth in school during COVID-19

Fraser Health has been working closely with school districts and Ministry partners to support students in school. We are aware that schools and parents may have questions about the guidelines and precautions put in place for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Below is a summary of key changes to the provincial K-12 COVID-19 safety guidelines for this upcoming school year.

  • Students can expect a full return to classrooms in September. Online learning programs and homeschooling will remain available for students.
  • All K to 12 staff, students and visitors are required to wear masks in all indoor areas, including at their desks and on school buses.
  • Students will continue to be required to complete daily health checks, stay home when feeling sick and practice diligent hand hygiene. Bookmark the health check website or download the apps for iPhone/iPad iOS or Android devices.
  • Public health teams will continue to closely monitor cases of COVID-19 in schools and the community, and will continue to provide support and guidance as schools return in the fall.
  • Everyone who is eligible is encouraged to get vaccinated. Children and young people ages five to 17 are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Clinic locations are available at For more information on youth immunization, please review the BCCDC Q&A document, or visit the province of B.C. and BCCDC web resources for more information.

Stay up-to-date: COVID-19 safe schools - Province of B.C. website