Notice – New security screening and cleaning measures in place [COVID-19 – February 17, 2020]

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) wants to reassure its staff and all those who appear before it that the IRB is taking measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as regular sanitization of our hearing rooms and reception areas.

If you have travelled to Hubei province, China, recently or believe you may have come in contact with COVID-19 and have symptoms of a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider. Further, if you have proceedings scheduled before the IRB, please contact the appropriate registry and region who will inform you of next steps.

For the most up-to-date information, visit and follow Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Twitter. You can also contact the new coronavirus information line at 1-833-784-4397.