Return to Campus: What you need to know

If an ongoing global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we are all, quite literally, in this together. Please take the time to carefully read this section so you understand the role you play and the responsibilities you have in ensuring the safety of everyone on campus.

Immunizations and Rapid Testing

To keep you and the rest of our community as healthy and resilient as possible, Royal Roads emphasizes the importance of vaccination against COVID-19 and the influenza virus. The university does not require vaccination, but we do strongly encourage it. We continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic as well as public health orders (both federal and provincial) and will continue to be ready to adjust our approaches and policies if needed.

Please see Island Health website for information and instructions regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

For associate faculty teaching on-campus for the period until end of May, each is eligible to receive 1 rapid test kit (containing 5 tests) - please arrange for pick-up with your program contact.

Rapid antigen testing kits are free for everyone in BC at participating pharmacies (find a pharmacy near you). You can ask for a kit without showing ID. For more information, see the BC Government Rapid Antigen Testing Kit site.

What to do if you are feeling ill?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

  • Stay at home – do not visit campus
  • Report your absence to your academic contact.  
  • Return to work once you are feeling better

If you have been in contact or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please see BC Centre for Disease Control self-isolation and self-monitoring information.

If you have arrived in BC from outside of Canada, please see Government of Canada COVID travel information.

Student information

See Prevent the Spread and Information for Students to see what is being communicated to students.


Last modified: Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 6:44 PM