A message from MoveUP’s Health and Safety Committee
February 11, 2021
To: All MoveUP Members
COVID Burnout we are all feeling it. This weekend being Family day will be especially difficult, we all look forward to the day, we can gather once again with our families and friends. We have all worked so hard to try and flatten the curve, the positive case statistics show that abiding by the public health orders is working and the curve is on the way down, but let’s not let all that hard work and sacrifice be for not.
We encourage all of our membership to please abide by the Provincial Health Orders and check the provincial website regularly https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions
“By order of the PHO, all gatherings and events are suspended to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions. The order came into effect November 19, 2020 at midnight and will be kept in place until further notice based on direction from the PHO.”
No social gatherings of any size at your residence with anyone other than your household or, if you live alone, your core bubble. For example:
- Do not invite friends or extended family into your residence or vacation accommodation
- Do not gather in your backyard, patio, driveway or anywhere else on your property
- Do not host playdates for children
In most years, thinking about spring break the stressor is vacation planning! Once again this year will be different! Last year, in the beginning of this pandemic, the reason we were not hit as hard with positive cases our Spring Break is scheduled later in the month. We had the chance to rethink travelling for spring break and many cancelled their plans. We hope that the travel advisory will be lifted, but in the event we still have these advisories, try to think of ways to enjoy spring break within your local community.
At this time, all non-essential travel should be avoided. This includes travel into and out of B.C. and between regions of the province. For example:
- Do not travel for a vacation
- Do not travel to visit friends or family outside of your household or core bubble
If you are experiencing COVID burnout and need to talk with someone, please call your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). If you do not have access to one, there are other resources for help, like the BC211 program (http://www.bc211.ca/).
Your MoveUP Standing Health and Safety Committee:
Rysa Kronebusch, Chair