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. 

Vancouver Premier College of Arts and Science COVID-19 Safety Plan and Travel and Self-isolation Guide 

Vancouver Premier College of Business and Management COVID-19 Safety Plan and Travel and Self-isolation Guide

Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management COVID-19 Safety Plan and 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: Our COVID-19 readiness plans, along with the COVID-19 Safety Plans have been approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. All of our colleges are on the list of approved Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) reopening for international students.  Should you have any questions, please contact us at be-safe@vpcollege.com

Click here for a guide on coming or returning to Canada.

 

Please note the following COVID-19 updates:

COVID-19 Update (July 8, 2021) 

On Monday, July 5 the Federal Government implemented the first phase of its approach to ease border restrictions for travellers entering Canada by easing quarantine requirements for certain travellers.

These changes apply to fully vaccinated travellers who are currently permitted to enter Canada including international students on study permits who are studying at an institution on the federal government’s Designated learning List with an approved readiness submission. To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. For the full details, please see the federal news release.

It is important to note:

  • All incoming students need a quarantine plan, whether they’re vaccinated or not, in case their arrival test returns positive and they need to isolate in accordance with public health requirements.
  • All post-secondary institutions (PSIs) need to have up-to-date readiness plans that reflect the changing circumstances. In addition, communicable disease prevention plans now replace COVID19 safety plans.
  • As part of pre-arrival information, kindly ensure your international students are using the BC COVID-19 Support App as well as the ArriveCAN app.

Standards and expectations of readiness plans, including PSI supports and monitoring of their incoming international students, remain in effect to support federal quarantine requirements and community health and safety.

The Government of Canada is expected to announce further stages of border reopening in the coming weeks. Be sure to refer to their website http://travel.gc.ca for the most up-to-date information.

 

COVID-19 Update (May 26, 2021) 

Launch of BC’s Restart Plan

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response.

 

 

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