HEALTH & SAFETY
Updated: April 8, 2022
TWU is committed to the public health measures at the core of our Institutional Safety Plan, which prioritizes the health and safety of our community. COVID-19 testing is available to students and employees through our Langley Campus Wellness Center, isolation support is in place for ill/isolating residents, and the TWU Public Health Team continues to regularly liaise with local public health officials regarding ongoing operations and other guidance.
TWU works across the institution in service of the wellbeing of the student body, and community at large. For more information on our pandemic response approach, please see our Foundations of Community Care at Trinity Western University during COVID-19.
We continue to provide updates on our website and directly via email as needed.
TWU fully adheres to all provincial health orders and restrictions. The latest adjustments to campus operations are detailed below:
- As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination (BC Vaccine Card) is no longer required to access the TWU Fitness Center or indoor Recreation programs or classes, as well as the organized social gatherings, events, and activities previously included in the provincial health orders. This includes the end of the specific provincial health order requiring proof of vaccination in post-secondary housing.
- Event hosts, activity organizers and others should review the updated TWU Safe Event Standards and contact email@example.com with any questions.
- Since March 11, 2022, masks have been optional, no longer required under a public health order, in indoor spaces on our BC Campuses except for the Wellness Center where health services are delivered.
- This includes classrooms, lobbies, hallways, employee spaces, common lounges and other indoor facilities on-campus.
Core public health measuRes remain essential
Find all the details on what to do if you have COVID or are a close contact of someone who does on the BCCDC page for what to do if you test positive.
TWU Institutional Safety Plan
COURSES & ACADEMICS
Most TWU courses are being delivered face-to-face this semester. The resumption of in-person learning is possible due to the impact of COVID-19 vaccines and the resulting reduced requirements for physical distancing in post-secondary education per the BC Return to Campus Guidelines. Many other core public health measures, including masks, hand hygiene, cleaning, and proper ventilation, are in place to protect access to this important learning environment.
CURRENT PROVINCIAL RESTRICTIONS
CANADIAN TRAVEL REGULATIONS
As of November 30, 2021, travelers accessing flights from most Canadian airports and interprovincial trains must be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & ARRIVALS
Updated: May 16, 2022
As of April 1st, 2022, per federal government guidelines, fully vaccinated travellers entering or re-entering Canada no longer must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. For travellers who are partially or unvaccinated but permitted to enter Canada, the pre-travel testing requirement remains in place, as do the proof of vaccination requirements for most travellers, including international students, which took effect January 15, 2022.
As of April 25, 2022, fully vaccinated arrivals to Canada are no longer expected to provide a backup quarantine plan but still must complete the ArriveCAN app prior to arrival. Upon entry to Canada, either by land or air, travellers may be selected at random for arrival testing; those selected do not need to quarantine while they await their arrival test results. If you test positive, you must isolate for 10 days. Find more details on pre-travel and arrival test requirements and procedures online.
PLEASE NOTE: unvaccinated foreign nationals residing in Canada can depart Canada by air with proof of a negative COVID-19 test until August 31, 2022. Details can be found online. Additionally, current US land border restrictions generally permit only fully vaccinated non-US citizens or landed US permanent residents to cross. You can find more details including information on the latest pre-travel testing requirements for international air-arrivals to the USA online at US Border Information.
You can find further travel and quarantine information on our International Student COVID-19 page.
COMMUNITY QUESTIONS FORM
TWU community members with additional questions or concerns relating to such topics as illness prevention, physical or mental health, class absences, and online learning options are encouraged to submit questions using the link below to direct them to the appropriate area.
For all other inquiries, please contact us by email or phone at (888) 468-6898.