Q&A — Parenting

Please see COVID-19 updates – children for more help.

A pandemic generally doesn’t prevent parents from following a parenting order or agreement. You must follow parenting court orders or agreements unless it would increase the risk of COVID-19 for the child, their parents, other household members, or the community. 

See Parenting during COVID-19 for more information. 

At this stage of the pandemic, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has said in-person visits are permitted in these situations:

  • If in-person visits happened before March 26, 2020, you can continue them as long as you follow public health principles to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  
  • If in-person visits happened after March 26, 2020, you can continue them through regular case planning instead of by exception. These visits may increase depending on circumstances.

Social workers and the ministry have to review whether in-person visits are possible in some situations, See the MCFD bulletin for more details.

Don't see your question here? Email us.

Back to Your questions answered

Page last updated: Monday, June 8, 2020, 10:15 hrs


The COVID-19 pandemic affects every aspect of life. Things are difficult and stressful for everyone, but it's important to remember that this situation is temporary, and that life will become more normal in time.