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COVID-19 / Our Strategy

As we move through this unprecedented time our focus at residence has remained to provide a safe environment for our students to study, engage and live.

All students and guests are required to stay up to date and follow the recommendations set out by the University, Student Residences and the Province of British Columbia as we progress through this epidemic.

Please see the most updated info at: COVID-19 measures, updates, and guidance issued by Transport Canada

As of March 25, 2020, it is mandatory that anyone arriving in British Columbia from outside of Canada self-isolates and monitors their symptoms for 14 days.

COVID-19 Information

The Government of Canada has announced that, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country into Canada. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada. Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine. For more information, please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website, which includes information about travel and the Quarantine Act.

VIU Quarantine Resource Guide

Are You Required to Self-Isolate?

If you are traveling here from outside of Canada you will be required to self isolate, we can help you with that. Apply here. Our residence quarantine intake space is limited. You must check availability before you book your travel to Canada.

Quarantine Request Form

Other VIU Self-Isolation Information & Resources

As of March 25, 2020, the Canadian Government enacted the Quarantine Act which requires all  travellers to Canada to self-isolate for 14 days. Please visit the VIU Self-Isolation Information & Resources page. There you will find helpful information on arranging quarantine (self-isolation) should you decide to come to Canada to continue – or begin – your studies at VIU. 

The VIU Self-Isolation Information & Resources page includes important information regarding Federal and Provincial legal requirements and VIU’s expectations regarding Quarantine (Self-isolation). The page will be updated with current immigration information, COVID-19 expectations, pre-arrival planning, travel requirements, accommodation options, and more. Please carefully read this guide so you are aware of the information/documents that you must submit to VIU and to Canadian Government agencies.

The Government of Canada has announced that, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country into Canada. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada. Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine. For more information, please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website, which includes information about travel and the Quarantine Act.

COVID-19 : How We Are Adapting to Be Safe  

We are still have rooms and are accepting applications for Fall 2020. For more information on our Covid-19 plan look below at the 

VIU Quarantine Resource Guide

VIU Quarantine Request Form

Service Addendum for Students

SERVICE ADDENDUM FOR STUDENTS

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