Safe Operations During COVID-19

Last updated October 1, 2021

COVID Safety Plans

There are seven COVID-19 Safety Plans that are applicable UBC-wide and are updated by UBC Safety and Risk Services. Five of them apply at the College:

  • Common Areas and Public Realm
  • Housing/Student Residences
  • Learning Spaces
  • Offices/Administrative Areas
  • Study Spaces

For details on each of the Safety Plans, see

Please note that the above plans are UBC-wide and miss some local complexity at the College. Notable substitutions include:

  • Substitute Building Operations for Student Housing and Community Services, for facilities maintenance and cleaning/custodial
  • Substitute Function Responsibility Form with Event Request Form
  • Residence Life Manager may have different substitutes; please enquire at the College office

COVID-19 Campus Rules

The COVID-19 Campus Rules are framed around Step 3 of the BC Restart plan. We entered step 3 on July 1, 2021.

  • Daily health self-assessments: A daily self-health assessment is required before attending campus, and is to be performed daily for those living on campus to monitor their condition.
  • Stay home if you are sick: If you feel sick stay home use the Thrive Health self-assessment tool for guidance. Follow the advice from Public Health.
  • Mandatory training: All faculty and staff currently working-on or returning to campus must complete the mandatory online training module “UBC Go Forward COVID-19 Safety Planning” training.
  • Signage: Everyone must follow relevant signage when moving around UBC campuses or worksites.
  • COVID-19 safety plans & communicable disease plans: Supervisors will ensure that all faculty, staff and contractors are familiar with the latest guidance from the Provincial Health Officer as it relates to their work areas.
  • Non-medical masks:  Non-medical masks are required in indoor common spaces

COVID-19 Residence Rules

For all residents living on contract, COVID-19 Residence Rules apply.

For all residents intending to have guests, please see our Guest Policy for COVID-19, and the guest responsibility form.