Covid-19 & Nelson

**Provided for quick reference, updated as possible — check original source for current info.**

BC’s Response to Covid-19: Vaccine Card & Health Gateway

  • BC’s Response to Covid-19 – Guidance and support, and information about the current Mask Mandate.
  • Health Gateway – secure access to a single view of your health information, accessible with a BC Services Card set up on a mobile device. You do not need this to get your Vaccine Card.
  • Vaccine Card – QR code required by 26 September. Both print and digital copies will be accepted.
    • Save the QR code to your device–and make sure it includes your name! (On iPhones, there is a Save button on the screen; on most Android phones: press the power and down volume buttons at the same time, and this will save in your Files folder on your phone).
    • If you didn’t save right away and accidentally closed the screen, you can just go through the steps again.
    • If printing, make sure you print an image with your name. It may be easier to take a screen shot or a snip. Black and white printouts are ok and so is laminating (can be done at either Hall Printing or Box Office in Nelson).
    • You can get a copy of your card at Service BC at City Hall.
    • You can order a paper copy by phone: 1-833-838-2323 | Translators are available. Seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT). Telephone for the Deaf: Dial 711.Video Relay Services (VRS) provides sign language interpretation free for registered deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired people.
  • Federal Vaccine Card for international travel. Starting October 30, federal proof of vaccination will be required for federally regulated international and domestic travel.

Nelson Local Information

  • COVID-19 Test Booking FormBook online here.
  • Immunization ClinicsInterior Health, Click on Kootenay Boundary and scroll down for the multiple Nelson sites listed. Drop-in – call 250-505-7221 for a message about our weekly schedule.
  • Nelson Testing Site: 3 View Street (Kootenay Lake Hospital) – Park in designated stall. Enter plastic awning area and follow signage.
  • Nelson and Kootenay Lake Tourism Updates: info page during this time about ferries, border crossings, hotels, available take-out and delivery for food&beverages, and businesses that are closed and those that are open. This will be updated as they get information.
  • Nelson Cares – State of Services: Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH) provides ongoing information for those in need.

More Health Resources

  • BC Centre for Disease Control: COVID-19
  • BC Health self-assessment: answer some online questions and get immediate information.
  • BC NURSE’s Hotline at 8-1-1;  for the deaf and hard of hearing, call 7-1-1. Translation services in over 130 languages.
  • Coronavirus Hotline (non-medical questions): 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) related to social distancing, travel and accessing government assistance

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