Information about COVID-19

March 9, 2020

Our visitors’ safety and well being is our highest priority on Granville Island.

COVID-19 is being effectively monitored, controlled and treated in British Columbia and Canada.  The Public Health Agency of Canada is actively monitoring the situation and working with the World Health Organization and other international partners.  As such, the risk of transmission in Metro Vancouver, where Granville Island is located, is low. Vancouver remains a safe and welcoming destination for all travelers.

In line with direction from global health authorities, we are taking precautionary measures to help stop the spread of virus, including increased levels of cleaning and disinfection in all common areas and continual monitoring of reputable government sources for the most up-to-date information and escalation requirements.

We strongly encourage our visitors to check the latest available information before travelling.

 

Here are some helpful resources:

If you or someone you know is experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, call the provincial health information hotline at 8-1-1, or contact the B.C Centre for Disease Control at 1-833-784-4397.

You can also conduct an initial self-diagnosis at the provincial government’s HealthLinkBC page: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hwsxchk

Destination BC has released a helpful article that includes information on virus prevention and planning, travel advisories, airport screening measures, and tips for visitors seeking medical attention: https://www.destinationbc.ca/news/coronavirus-update/

 

More information

Health Link BC:  https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/vancouver-coastal-health-statement-on-coronavirus

Government of Canada virus update: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Measures underway at YVR (Vancouver International Airport): https://www.yvr.ca/en/coronavirus/screening-measures

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Statement on COVID-19: https://cruising.org/news-and-research/press-room/2020/february/clia-statement-on-2019-novel-coronavirus-outbreak

Joint UNWTO & WHO statement on tourism and COVID-19: https://www.unwto.org/news/unwto-who-a-joint-statement-on-tourism-and-covid-19

Destination BC website: https://www.destinationbc.ca/news/coronavirus-update/

B.C. Centre for Disease Control virus update: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)

World Health Organization virus update: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/