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Health & Travel Information

How to Protect Yourself and Others

We encourage you to follow the same procedures as what are recommended during cold and flu season:

  • Stay home if you get sick and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water. This is the single most effective way of reducing infection spread.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a sleeve/tissue and turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing.
  • Use tissues to contain secretions and dispose of them promptly in a waste container.
  • Keep common surface areas like doorknobs, light switches and keyboards, clean and disinfected.

Health Resources

Please read official sources on the coronavirus for information on symptoms, transmission, self-monitoring, self-isolation, and prevention, as misinformation has been circulating on social media:

Travel Recommendations

The following travel recommendations are in place:

  • All Canadians avoid non-essential travel outside the country until further notice.
  • Canadian travellers return to Canada via commercial means while they remain available.
  • All travellers to Canada self-isolate for 14 days upon entry, with exceptions for workers who are essential to the movement of goods and people.

Additionally, new air travel regulations are now in place:

  • International flights will only be permitted to Toronto Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, and Calgary International Airport.
  • Ban foreign nationals. Moving forward, only air crews, travellers arriving in Canada in transit to a third country, Canadian permanent residents, diplomats, or immediate family members of Canadian citizens will be permitted to land by air in Canada.
  • As of March 28, the Government of Canada is now requiring all air operators to conduct a health check of travellers before they board a flight within Canada or departing from Canada, based on guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Air operators can refuse boarding to a passenger that presents COVID-19 symptoms. Learn More

If you have previously travelled to an area/location affected by the Coronavirus in the past 14 days and during your self-isolation, please monitor yourself daily for symptoms, such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing. If symptoms develop within 14 days of leaving the affected area/location, call your health care provider or 8-1-1 to discuss any need for testing and follow up. If symptoms do not develop within 14 days, there is no concern for a possible infection.

Contact

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) within Surrey, please contact COVID-19@surrey.ca.