Campus safety during COVID-19

Your health and safety is our first priority.

If you’re planning to visit campus

Please follow campus health safety rules before you visit campus: 

  1. Read and review the COVID-19 Campus Rules (pdf).
  2. Stay home if you or anyone in your household is feeling sick or ill, self-isolating due to COVID-19, or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days.
  3. Take the online health safety training through Canvas, mandatory for all students visiting campus.
  4. See which facilities are open on campus below and review their safety guidelines.

If you’re feeling sick, complete the BC self-assessment tool, and follow the instructions provided.

When you're on campus

  • Wear a non-medical mask when indoors. Masks are required indoors if you’re on campus.

  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from others.

  • Follow relevant signage and floor markings when on campus.

Staying safe on campus

What’s currently open on campus

UBC is planning for a safe and gradual return to on-campus operations, aligning with BC's Restart Plan. See each service for their most up-to-date hours of operation.

  • UBC Library spaces
    See which library spaces on campus can be booked for studying, or schedule a pick-up for your library books.
  • UBC Recreation
    Most UBC sports facilities, including the UBC Aquatic Centre, the BirdCoop, and the ARC Fitness Centres have reopened with safety regulations
  • UBC Food Services
    See what food services are open on campus right now.
  • AMS Nest
    If you’re dropping into the Nest for food or to study, you are required to wear a mask.
  • UBC Life Building
    The building is open on weekdays, and certain services are available either in person or virtually.

  • UBC Bookstore
    Review the safety precautions if you’re planning to visit the Bookstore or pick up online orders.

  • UBC Vancouver Student Housing 
    If you’re living in or visiting someone at UBC Student Housing, make sure to follow the residence rules.

  • UBC Okanagan Student Housing
    Review COVID-19 residence safety measures and requirements if you're a UBC-O living on campus.

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