UBC Campus Rules & Guidance Documents


Last updated: November 23, 2022

Based on guidance from the Provincial Health Officer and experience to date within B.C. and other jurisdictions, controlled environments such as post-secondary educational settings are lower-risk sites for COVID-19 transmission. The multiple layers of infection prevention measures in place have helped post-secondary campuses remain open and available for learners with remote adaptive learning while successfully minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

While no single layer of protection against COVID-19 is perfect, when multiple layers of protection are combined, the risk of transmission is significantly reduced. Due to the demonstrated effect of BC’s immunization program, the layering of core public health measures, and the tailoring of prevention and control measures, physical distancing and the use of protective barriers and partitions are not anticipated to be necessary or required

COVID-19 Campus Rules

Note: Administrative units of UBC (which includes academic and research units) must not impose COVID-19 requirements that are more stringent than these COVID-19 Campus Rules without the approval of UBC Safety & Risk Services (Vancouver) or Campus Operations & Risk Management (Okanagan). For questions, please contact safety.risk@ubc.ca.


View the full UBC Campus Rules [Updated: November 21, 2022]

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UBC Guidance Documents

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For UBC’s latest response to COVID-19, please visit covid19.ubc.ca.

For inquiries regarding COVID-19, campus return planning, and health and safety, please contact safety.risk@ubc.ca.