For many families, COVID-19 is adding significantly to the stresses of co-parenting. For many, many families it will make sense for plans to change. If you and your co-parent are navigating this challenging time effectively that’s great. You are to be commended for being able to pull together to meet your children’s needs. Keep doing what you are doing.
If you are currently experiencing conflict regarding transitioning your children or mitigating their exposure, here are some general recommendations.
The AFCC and the AAML, who have been leaders in developing resources and supports for families in conflict and the professionals who support them have put together some guidelines — click here to view.
We recommend following those guidelines unless you or your children are at an increased risk of exposure and fall into the groups directed to self-isolate by BC’s Provincial Health Officer. If in doubt, we recommend that you contact your family doctor or the COVID info line at 1-888-268-4319 (1-888-COVID19) open daily. You can find the COVID-19 assessment tool here – https://covid19.thrive.health/