Ensuring residents' health and safety in our retirement communities and long-term care centers is the most important thing we're doing right now.

Covid-19 Updates

January 2022

Like most individuals and businesses in BC, Bria Communities Independent Living residences and long-term Care Centres have experienced the impact of the Omicron variant. We comply with Provincial Health Orders and continue to take a proactive approach to ensure the safety and health of staff and residents. When implementing safety protocols that fall outside Provincial guidelines, we take a resident-first approach in consultation with our network of industry professionals.

All Bria residents have been vaccinated and received booster shots, except for a few medical exemptions. All Bria employees are fully vaccinated, and many have been able to access booster shots in the past weeks.

Currently, visitors and service providers are welcome in our Independent Living communities. When visiting, please wear a three-ply medical grade mask in common spaces (we can provide you with one) and be prepared to show proof of vaccination at reception.

Essential visitors only are welcome in our BriaCare Centres currently, as per Provincial Health orders. (See details in December 31 post.) Additional visiting policies for our long-term Care Centres are available here.

Suites are available and new residents are welcome to move in. Visit our Resident Safety page for details about our safe touring and move-in practices.

Residence-specific Covid-19 updates are provided directly to residents and by email to family members who are on our mailing list. Inquiries can be made to Hello@BriaCommunities.ca

31 December 2021 – Long-Term Care Centre Update

Following today’s Public Health Order update, starting 01 January 2022, BriaCare™ Centres are open to Essential visitors only. Essential visits are necessarily linked with an essential need identified in the care plan that could not be met in the absence of the essential visit. Please contact the Director of Care for more details about who qualifies as an Essential Visitor.

Essential visitors will be required to complete a rapid Point of Care Test (rPOCT) with negative results and present their proof of vaccination or an approved medical exemption to enter a BriaCare™ Centre. Essential visitors must continue to be compliant with masking requirements and follow other infection prevention control practices while on-site.

There are currently no specific orders in place for Seniors Independent Living communities. Residents are encouraged to comply with BC’s public health orders and avoid gatherings that may impact their health and the health of other residents.

Download our update archive for updates prior to December 2021