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Information for Visitors

At BCIT, the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and the wider community is our first priority. As BCIT gradually re-opens its campuses, we have implemented the following safe work practices as per WorkSafeBC’s requirements to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  • Physical distancing whenever possible
  • Providing the control measures needed, including PPE, when physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of campus areas

These safety practices are supported by area Safety Plans and/or Risk Assessments, which are completed by Schools and functional departments. As an essential part of the BCIT Community, visitors are expected to know and follow BCIT’s COVID-19 safety protocols while attending BCIT.

Expectations for visitors

Before visiting

  • Masks are now required to be worn by all British Columbians, 12 years and older, in many indoor public settings including:
    • common areas at BCIT include spaces shared by other people, such as study areas, meeting rooms, classrooms, open offices, cubicles, and stairwells.
    • People who are not able to wear a mask for medical or other reasons are exempt and asked to be especially careful to maintain a safe distance from others.
  • Review the Safety Plan, Risk Assessment or other applicable safety information provided to you by your BCIT contact.
  • Please ensure that you can answer “no” to all of the following questions and confirm with your BCIT Contact:
    • Do you have cold or flu-like symptoms?
    • In the last 14 days, have you tested positive for COVID-19 or are you a close contact with someone who has?
    • Have you travelled internationally in the last 14 days?
    • Have you been advised to self-isolate?
  • The BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool is available to anyone and can be used to help assess symptoms and determine whether further assessment or testing for COVID-19 is needed.

 While visiting

  • Follow the safety measures outlined in the Safety Plan, Risk Assessment or other safety information for the area you are visiting, as applicable.
  • Stay 2 metres apart from others.
  • Wear a disposable 3-ply face mask in common areas (e.g. hallways, grounds, classrooms, labs).
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow.
  • If you become ill, notify your BCIT contact.