BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else.

If you have underlying medical conditions or are in your third trimester of pregnancy and have respiratory symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please telephone your doctor/nurse practitioner/maternity care provider as applicable and follow their advice.

Note that this self-assessment tool is intended for assessment of COVID-19 only. Your symptoms may not be related to COVID-19 and could require you to seek medical attention. If you are uncertain and/or feel very sick, contact your family doctor/nurse practitioner or call 8-1-1.

Most people do not need to be tested for COVID-19 because it will not change your care.

People who do not need to be tested for COVID-19 include:

  • People without symptoms

  • People who have mild respiratory symptoms that can be managed at home

  • Returning travellers

Who should be tested for COVID-19?

People with respiratory symptoms who may require testing for COVID-19 include people 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

As a precaution, the Ministry of Health asks that if you have a fever or cough to self-isolate for 10 days AND until your fever is gone AND you are feeling better. If you are having other symptoms such as:

  • Muscle aches/fatigue

  • Sore Throat

  • Headache

  • Loss of appetite

  • Chills

  • Runny nose

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Loss of sense of smell/taste

Please self-isolate until you are feeling better, unless your symptoms are related to your usual seasonal allergies. Continue to complete this assessment to determine if you may need care.

Last updated: 4/8/2020 7:00 pm PDT

The province has created a phone service to provide non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel restrictions. Information is available in more than 110 languages, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 604-630-0300.

For the most up to date non-medical information you can visit the BC Government’s COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information.

Are you experiencing any of the following:

  • Severe difficulty breathing (e.g. struggling to breathe or speaking in single words)

  • Severe chest pain

  • Having a very hard time waking up

  • Feeling confused

  • Losing consciousness


Please call 9-1-1 or go directly to your nearest emergency department.

These symptoms require immediate attention. You should call 9-1-1 immediately, or go directly to your nearest emergency department.