The Ministry of Health released an updated version of the COVID-19 Patient Screening Guidance Document on August 26, 2021.
Key highlights include:
- Updates to reflect screening for fully immunized individuals, including a reordering of the screening questions
- Updated symptoms list
Members are required to use the screening questions in the guidance document to screen their patients for COVID-19. This screening should take place over the phone prior to the appointment, and when the patient arrives for the appointment.
We encourage all members to review the updated COVID-19 Patient Screening Guidance Document.
The Ministry of Health has also updated signage for use in your workplace. If you have posted either sign, please ensure you have the up-to-date version:
For more information, please check the Ministry of Health’s web page for COVID-19 Guidance for the Health Sector.