Updated: January 4, 2022
TBC tours in-person continue to be suspended. Please visit our Tour Videos now for an online tour, and watch our social media for live Q&A session and live tour announcements.
TBC programming continues online – please check our social media for updates and announcements about events!
Entry to TBC for labour and birth or to attend clinics (SGMT, Hearing Screening, Call Auntie, etc.):
- Expect to be pre-screened by the healthcare provider you will be seeing, and then to be screened again by TBC staff upon arrival.
- We continue to expect everyone who enters TBC to participate in the following measures. Those who do not will be asked to leave.
- Answer our screening questions before entering the space and provide your contact details in case contact tracing is needed. Please DO NOT come to TBC if you are ill.
- TBC will provide you with a fresh medical mask upon arrival and ask that you sanitize your hands. Please wear the mask, and clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol hand rub. Support people and all visitors must keep your mask on at all times, covering both nose and mouth.
- Maintain distance of 2 metres (six feet) from anyone who is not living in your household group.
- Ask TBC staff if you need a distanced location to take a meal break.
- REVISED The limit on support people accompanying a person in labour is changed to a maximum count of 2 people (in any role the client chooses). No substitutions or switches are allowed. We ask that if you can manage with 1 support person that you please do so.
- The limit on support people accompanying a person attending a clinic is set by the healthcare provider. Please check with your midwife or other provider, or plan to come on your own / alone with your baby.
- We continue to encourage people with children under 12 years of age to look for alternatives for child-minding, but we will not refuse children entry unless they screen positive (answer ‘YES’ to any of the screening questions). Children will be counted towards limits of support people and towards capacity limits in rooms and spaces within the facility, and children are expected to mask, distance and do hand hygiene in ways appropriate to their capacity. If you bring children to TBC, someone in your group must continue to care for them while on site.
- We have set capacity limits for every TBC room and space. Capacity limits apply to all visitors, family, support persons, TBC staff, midwives and students. Please respect the requests and instructions of TBC Staff, midwives and students regarding where there is space for you within the facility.
If you are planning to give birth at TBC, in the weeks leading up to your due date, you and your support people should:
- Strongly consider getting vaccinated for COVID-19 if age 12 and over and do not have a rare medical reason not to.
- Limit trips out of your home and follow local public health orders.
- Keep 2 metres (six feet) distance from others.
- Wear a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces and when you can’t keep physical distance.
REVISED We recognize that in the current wave of the pandemic, many people are becoming infected, and that this will affect many clients who are considering or planning birth at TBC.
We understand that not everyone with COVID symptoms or exposure may be able to access PCR / NAAT testing for confirmation. If a person planning to give birth at TBC, or a support person, has a suspected or confirmed COVID infection, they can only enter TBC once:
- The period of isolation they were directed to undertake is completed, OR
- 10 days have fully elapsed from the onset of symptoms or the specimen collection date of a positive test, AND
- They have no fever without the use of medications, AND
- Any symptoms have been improving for more than 24 hours
If you have any concerns or questions about how these measures may impact you, please discuss them with your midwives or other caregivers. If you need further information or have further concerns, please email our Clinical Director at email@example.com.
Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health
COVID-19 Vaccination info for pregnancy & breastfeeding: