UBC requires COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
Find out more about the required COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program.

We are midway through 2021/22 Winter Session and are excited to see the vibrancy return to our campuses.

Whether you have been working on campus through the pandemic or have recently returned to campus, thank you for your contributions towards the university’s teaching, learning, research and operations activities.

As we continue to see increased activity on our campuses, we remain committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for UBC community members. On this page, you can find information, resources, and updates about UBC’s response to COVID-19 and what the university is doing to support you. 


Get vaccinated!

We strongly recommend that all UBC community members get vaccinated before returning to campus, for those who are able. In BC, vaccines are available to everyone aged 12 and older, including incoming international students who can receive their vaccinations after arriving in Canada. You can learn more at https://immunizebc.ca. UBC is also requiring COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective September 7, all students, faculty and staff must complete an online, confidential declaration of their vaccination status.

British Columbia’s coordinated response

Within British Columbia, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19. UBC continues to take direction from the BC Provincial Government as we plan and consider next steps.

Learn about BC’s Restart plan and the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines.

We also encourage you to visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for the latest information. The Government of Canada has an information line at 1 833 784 4397.