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Can I still visit my child in foster care during COVID-19?

Reviewed by
Nov 4, 2021

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is still providing in-person visits during the pandemic. The length and frequency of your visits will depend on several factors, including whether your visits need to be professionally supervised, supervised by a family member, or can occur in the community or your family home.

In many communities, there are fewer spots available for professionally supervised visits because of increased cleaning protocols and decreased capacity due to safety protocols. MCFD continues to follow public health policies and restrictions to decrease everyone’s potential exposure to COVID-19.

Public health restrictions are still changing and may vary between communities. Your social worker will assess how visits will continue to occur safely. It's important that you talk to your social worker or lawyer to determine how you'll see your children and to advocate for more access.

To inquire further, visit the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC questions page or the ministry's COVID-19 page on the provincial government website.