Summer health

Ways to have a healthy, active and safe pandemic summer.

While summer brings lots of healthy opportunities like farm-fresh produce, more time outdoors and relaxing staycations, this summer brings some extra considerations to help keep our loved ones and communities safe. Here are some ways to have a healthy, active and safe summer, while minimizing transmission of COVID-19.

Get outside

Warm summer weather is a perfect time to get outside and be more active. Bigger spaces, fewer faces!

Sun and heat safety

Sun brings out the fun, but don’t let sunburns or stomach aches, illnesses or injuries throw shade on your summer.

Breathe easier

B.C. wildfires and dry weather conditions are common during the summer months resulting in poorer air quality. Reducing exposure to wildfire smoke is the best way to protect your health and those around you.

Learn the steps to protect yourself and others during wildfire events or general air quality advisories.

Check for air quality advisories and Smoky Skies Bulletins.

Travel smart

Be prepared to practice the same precautions away, as you would at home while being respectful of any particular precautions your destination may request.

Eat fresh, grow fresh and live fresh

Summer brings a bounty of fresh, local produce perfect for fresh family meals. Try lightening up your dishes and teach kids about balancing summer treats with healthy eats.

Protect yourself from pests

Warmer summer temperatures also bring the season of bug bites and bee stings. Protect yourself and your family.