If you suspect you have COVID-19, fill in the questionnaire at the bottom of this page  to be directed to the right place of care. 

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans.

This website is for Burnaby residents and patients of Burnaby Physicians and Nurse Practitioners to provide information about how and where to seek care.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses, including the flu and common cold.

Symptoms include:

  • Cough

  • Sneezing

  • Fever

  • Sore throat

  • Difficulty breathing


Who should be tested for COVID-19?

   People with respiratory symptoms who are:

  • Hospitalized, or likely to be hospitalized

  • Health Care Workers

  • Residents of long term care facilities

  • Part of an investigation of a cluster or outbreak

Who does not need to be tested for COVID-19?

  • People without symptoms

  • Patients with mild respiratory symptoms who can be managed at home, including returning travellers with an onset of illness within 14 days of return to Canada

The BC Ministry of Health strongly urges anyone who has symptoms - including a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or difficulty breathing - to self-isolate for 14 days.


To protect yourself while out in public, wash your hands frequently and maintain a distance of about 2 metres from others.

If you suspect you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, fill in the self-assesment tool below to be directed to the right place of care: 

What you need to know about the virus.


This information is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem. If you have or suspect you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 or visit a hospital Emergency Department in your area. Reliance on any information provided by Burnaby Division of Family Practice appearing on or provided in relation to this website is solely at your own risk. Burnaby Division of Family Practice disclaims any warranty or liability arising from or in connection with the use of this website or any other website to which this site is linked. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. The information is supplied "as is", "as available" and may contain errors. Health-related information changes frequently and therefore information contained on this website may be outdated, incomplete or incorrect.

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