Health & Safety Requirements

Campus Rules & Prevention

Coming to campus? Please follow UBC Campus Rules to keep our community safe.

campus rules assess Assess yourself daily for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus.
campus rules stay home Stay home if you are sick and use the self-assessment tool for guidance.
campus rules mask Wear a non-medical mask—it’s required for all indoor public areas on our campuses, including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, classrooms and labs. Additional details on masks.
campus rules signage Follow on-campus signage.

Additional details

  • Mandatory training: All faculty and staff currently working-on or returning to campus must complete the mandatory online module UBC Go Forward COVID-19 Safety Planning Training.
  • COVID-19 safety 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.


Safety Training (Mandatory)

All faculty, staff and student staff who are performing work on campus must take the online course UBC Go Forward COVID-19 Safety Planning Training. This course is designed to help UBC faculty, staff and student-staff work safely by following provincial direction on reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection and transmission and is an important element of the on-campus work resumption process.



UBC encourages members of our community to protect themselves and everyone around them by getting vaccinated. Learn more about BC’s vaccination roll-out, the BC Vaccine Card and vaccine clinics at UBCO.

Layers of Protection

As we return to campus, we will continue to employ multiple layers of protection to guard against transmission of COVID-19. Layers of protection include:

  • Performing daily health self-assessments
  • Staying home if feeling ill
  • Practising proper respiratory etiquette
  • Practising good hand hygiene
  • Getting outside when possible
  • Implementing safety plans and mandatory training modules
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces
  • Managing building ventilation
  • Supporting vaccination clinics, contact tracing and testing
  • Adhering to Public Health Orders

Protection measures will be outlined in COVID-19 safety plan. See Resumption Planning.


an infographic showing multiple layers of protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Reporting Illness & Sick Leave

It’s important to encourage our staff, students, and faculty to stay home if they are not feeling well. Staying home when you aren’t well will help you recover faster and it will also protect those around you from getting sick.

  • All employees and students should monitor their health on a daily basis before attending campus.
  • Employees should notify their manager as soon as possible if they are unable to attend work due to illness or if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Education & Enforcement

Campus Security and Health, Safety, and Environment will continue to support students, faculty, and staff education through the Gatekeeper Program, which highlights the importance of safety protocols and status of campus rules — masking, self-assessments, and proper hygiene. Its primary focus is on large areas where community members may congregate, such as study spaces in EME, The Commons or UNC. This program will remain in place well into the winter term.