Last updated: July 12, 2021

UBC’s COVID-19 Safety Planning Framework

UBC has updated its COVID-19 Safety Planning Framework to align with Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan and the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Institutions. The Public Health Office moved to Step 3 on July 1, 2021 and will extend until the start of Step 4 which is anticipated to begin September 7, 2021 at the earliest.. The following changes will support the new framework:

The information on this website does not include information for the 2021/22 Winter Session.

At the start of Step 4 of the BC Restart Plan, UBC will transition to a communicable disease plan.

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UBC Campus Rules & Guidance Documents

The COVID-19 Campus Rules and UBC Guidance Documents are framed around Step 3 of the BC Restart plan. The earliest date that the Public Health Officer will move to step 3 is July 1, 2021 and will extend until the start of step 4 which is anticipated to begin September 7, 2021 at the earliest.

COVID-19 Safety Plans

In consultation with Public Health, UBC is streamlining the safety planning process to align with the BC Restart Plan and what has been learned about COVID-19 over the past year. All units and work areas are expected to follow the applicable safety plan(s). Units and work areas under industry specific guidance will need to have a COVID-19 safety plan that aligns with the industry requirements.

COVID-19 Safety Plans FAQ

As UBC plans for a return to on-campus instruction and activities this fall, a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been compiled to support students, faculty and staff. Please note that individual Faculties will also be providing updates. The FAQs in this section pertain specifically the new UBC-Wide COVID-19 Safety Plans.

COVID-19 Contact tracing

Useful information about how notifications of COVID-19 infections and contact tracing handled at UBC.

Digital and print signage

Print materials and resources are developed as part of your COVID-19 Safety Planning.