Safety plans and guidelines

Post-secondary go-forward guidelines

Institutions must ensure they are abiding by any Orders, notices, or guidance issued by the Provincial Health Officer and their local health authority. The protocols will be periodically updated, as necessary, to align with evolving guidance from the Provincial Health Officer.


Principles and guidelines for return to campus

The document includes information on the following:

  • Phased and scaled approach for re-entry
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Daily assessments
  • Reducing risk of transmission
  • Public health measures
  • Physical distancing
  • Engineering and administrative control examples
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Risk assessment and hazard identification
  • Guidelines for environmental changes to spaces
  • Process for re-opening of face-to-face service areas

Exposure control plan checklist

This is necessary for the University to complete an ‘on-campus work’ plan that ensures the return of additional individuals to campus is safe and supports the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and researchers.?

Complete the Exposure Control Plan Checklist following the steps outlined in the?guidelines above. A team from the safety and facilities office will work with you to help perform the assessment and identify the risks of physical spaces. Contact safety@unbc.ca if further assistance is required.?

Send the completed Exposure Control Plan Checklist and any specific sector or industry requirement safety plans for your area to safety@unbc.ca for review and final sign off by the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC).


Wearing masks

Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 8, we are recommending that those in our community who can wear a mask should wear one in public spaces.

We recommend wearing face-coverings in hallways, stairways, atriums and other high-traffic areas where two-metre physical distancing might not be achievable for extended periods of time. It is important to maintain a safe distance even when wearing a mask. Remember, a mask is not a substitute for physical distancing. ?

Some people in our community may not be able to wear a mask for medical or other reasons. Please be kind to each other and respect the choices that individuals make to protect themselves and those around them.