COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 Response

Statement & Safety Plan

In response to the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic, our Colleges have closed their Metro Vancouver locations until further notice. In the meantime, our Colleges are continuing to add new student-interest and career-focused programming in a continued effort to recruit and effectively prepare students for their respective academic and career journeys. Further information in regard to programs, admissions and operations is available on this website. All courses are currently available online and all employees are working from their home office with the exception of select operations staff who are maintaining the integrity of our facility operations.  

In anticipation of re-opening our locations to our employees and broader college community members in 2021, we have developed a C-19 Response Policy and Re-opening Plan. Central to both the Policy and Plan is our commitment to comply with the requirements of WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 5.54 and 6.3. All students, employees and members of our broader college community will be required to strictly adhere to the procedures contained in the plan to minimize risk associated with contracting the virus that causes COVID-19. Our Covid-19 Safety Plan, our Travel and Self-isolation Guide and our International Student Quarantine Plan are available below. 

COVID-19 Safety Plan* (Updated on Nov. 9, 2020)

Travel and Self-isolation Guide

Travellers arriving in B.C. from international locations including the United States by air, land or sea must complete the International Student Quarantine Plan, the federal ArriveCAN application, and the BC Self-Isolation Plan.

International Student Quarantine Plan

Federal ArriveCAN Application

BC Self-isolation Plan

 

  • *Note: We have submitted our COVID-19 readiness plan, along with the COVID-19 Safety Plan to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training for processing. Once approved, our Colleges will be added to the list of approved Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) for travel to Canada. Thank you for your patience. Should you have any questions, please contact us at be-safe@vpcollege.com

 

  • Please note the following COVID-19 updates for November 26, 2020:

    Non-medical mask requirements in all indoor public settings and workplaces

    November 24th an Order in Council (OIC) and Ministerial Order were issued as the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General announced alignment of the Province’s measures under the Emergency Program Act  with the Provincial Health Officer’s (PHO) guidance, mandating that masks must be worn in indoor public places.

    • Masks are required in all indoor public spaces, including in all post-secondary institutions where people circulate freely, such as hallways, stairwells, elevators, etc. but they are not mandatory in non-public areas such areas as classrooms and enclosed office spaces where individuals can maintain physical distancing.
    • Post-secondary institutions may implement more stringent mask requirements based on their individual situations.
    • The mask requirement does not apply to people unable to wear a mask or put on or remove a mask on their own.

     

    Clarification on daily COVID-19 health screening – WorkSafe BC Requirement

    All employers, including post-secondary Institutions, have an accountability to ensure that every worker performs a daily COVID-19 health check before entering the workplace.

    • Health checks are mandatory self-assessments conducted by workers (not by the employer).  Workers are to confirm with their employer, in written or verbal format, that they have reviewed the complete list of entry requirements (included on this COVID-19 entry check poster) and that none of the prohibited criteria apply to them for that day.
    • It will be up to individual institutions on how best to implement.  However, the WorkSafeBC website provides a number of examples for consideration.

 

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