All individuals entering Canada are required to self-isolate for 14 days under the Quarantine Act. TWU will provide a suitable accommodation for the required isolation, available beginning August 21st for students who will be living on campus in the fall. Below are details, including links to several resources for students, and instructions on how to navigate this process.
Make sure you are aware of the official documents that you will need to fill out.
- The BC provincial government has a Self Isolation Plan online form that can be completed prior to arriving in BC. The form will ask for the following information:
- Your personal information, including contact information
- Your travel information (flight number, etc.)
- Your self-isolation plan
- Isolation type will be Commercial (hotel)
- TWU Address: 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC V2Y-1Y1
- TWU staff will be assisting with food delivery and other essentials
- The Canadian federal government also has created an app - ArriveCAN (apple or android) that students should download which contains a form to be submitted up to 24 hours prior to arriving in Canada. The form will ask for the following information:
- Details about your travel to Canada (eg. Flight # or border crossing)
- Details about your destination (TWU)
- Housing at TWU is considered a rental accommodation
- Address: 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC V2Y-1Y1
- Your contact details (email and cell)
- Details about your isolation location:
- You will have a private room and bathroom, so your living arrangement is not in a location with vulnerable individuals
- The accommodations are not a group living arrangement
- You will have help with food delivery and other necessities
- Look for a “token” number at the border entry, and once you have entered that number you can submit your form.
Completing these forms in advance will make your entry to Canada simpler, however you should still expect to be assessed upon arrival for symptoms of Covid-19, and to discuss your self-isolation plan with federal officials.
Details about the accommodations TWU will be providing for your required 14-day isolation.
- Students must register to arrive early for isolation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students should plan on arriving on August 21st. This will provide 14 days for quarantine, plus a day to move to your permanent fall placement (if required) the day prior to New Student Move-in Day on September 6th.
- If students plan on arriving any day other than the 21st of August, this must be approved in advance by contacting email@example.com
- Whenever possible, students will be placed in their fall accommodations for their isolation period, however this cannot be guaranteed in advance.
- Accommodations consist of a private room with a private washroom and a meal plan.
- NEW: Students requiring isolation on campus will be signed up for a 14-day meal plan provided by Sodexo. The plan is mandatory based upon the recommendations of the TWU Health and Safety Committee to ensure students in isolation receive an adequate supply of food in a safe manner. Details including a menu for the plan can be found here.
- Every student in isolation will automatically be signed up for the basic meal plan.
- The basic plan includes lunch and dinner every day, but add-ons can also be purchased including daily breakfast, dessert, snacks, etc.
- Meals will be delivered to students’ rooms on a set schedule.
- Students with special dietary restrictions can make special requests by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- Medication delivery will also be facilitated if necessary. This can be arranged upon arrival.
- Basic cleaning supplies and garbage pick-up will be provided for students while they are in isolation.
Ensure you have a suitable travel plan to get to campus.
- Students travelling across the border by car: travelling by private vehicle is an acceptable transportation plan. Remember that it is likely not possible for family members to travel across the border with you! Even if they are allowed to enter Canada they will also have to provide an acceptable 14-day self-isolation plan.
- Student arriving via airplane: may travel from the airport to TWU in the following ways:
- With a friend in a private car
- In a taxi (expect prices to be about $105 (plus gratuity)
- Via ride-sharing (Lyft or Uber, expect prices to be about $65-$75)
Self-Assessment and reporting expectations while in isolation
- All students will be expected to complete a self-assessment every day using the BC Self Assessment App
- Students will also be expected to submit a daily report with TWU Public Health Nursing staff to share the results of the self-assessment. Details on these expectations will be provided closer to your arrival.
What to do if you have symptoms while in isolation
- Complete a Self-Assessment and follow the recommendations
- Follow the process to notify TWU Public Health staff about your symptoms.
- If testing is recommended, TWU will be equipped to conduct testing on campus utilizing current BCCDC guidelines
- Should you become ill enough to require medical attention, the campus team will help you access care off-site with a local medical professional or our nearest hospital.
- Expect a daily check-in from campus staff (either a Community Life staff member or a Public Health Nurse depending on your situation) for the duration of your isolation.
Be prepared (physically and mentally) for self-isolation
- Read the Do’s and Don’ts of self-isolation to be familiar with the expectations of the BC Centre for Disease Control
- We will be here to support you during your isolation period! If you need anything don’t hesitate to reach out to @twustudentlife
- Here are some ideas for a successful quarantine that includes more than finishing every show on Netflix:
- Remember you can go outside as long as you avoid congested areas and maintain a 2-metre distance away from others, so bring your running shoes and hammock!
- Start a new book or re-read a favourite series
- Create an exercise routine you can do in your room – check out @TWURecreation for ideas
- Jump on the Animal Crossing bandwagon
- Start journaling – connect with @twudiscipleship for direction or ideas
- Learn how to knit – you might have the coolest sweater come winter!
- Bring a couple of puzzles
- Create a routine of connecting with family or friends via video calls
What to bring
- Non-medical mask or face covering (i.e., made with at least two layers of tightly-woven fabric, constructed to completely cover the nose and mouth without gaping, and secured to the head by ties or ear loops)
- Hand soap
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
- Dish soap (if in an apartment)
- Regular laundry soap
- Regular household cleaning products
- Appropriate cleaning products for high-touch electronics
TWU will provide:
- Disposable paper towels
- All-purpose hard-surface disinfectant