Self-isolation (quarantine) plan resources and support


Effective April 25, 2022, eligible fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to prepare a suitable 14-day quarantine plan and upload it into ArriveCAN. In the unlikely event that your arrival to Canada test is positive and you are instructed to quarantine, you can find resources and information below.

If you are eligible to enter Canada as an unvaccinated traveller (for example, you are under the age of 18) and do not have a valid medical contraindication, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days after arrival, so you must prepare a suitable 14-day self-isolation (quarantine) plan prior to travel.

UVic self-isolation (quarantine) resources include:


Before you make arrangements for your self-isolation (quarantine), please ensure you have reviewed the guidelines from the Government of Canada on:


Finding accommodation

Below are accommodation recommendations in Victoria which are suitable for self-isolation (quarantine). Free wi-fi is offered at all locations, and some of them have options for families. If you are required to quarantine when you arrive in Canada and you choose one of these locations, please identify yourself as a UVic student when making your booking. Please note, accommodation rates are subject to change.

You can also find suitable accommodation through websites such as Airbnb and VRBO, or you can choose a private residence (your own home, or a friend or family member’s home). If you choose any of these options, you must review the Government of Canada’s requirements for quarantine accommodation to ensure that your accommodation is suitable. See planning your quarantine and assess your quarantine plan. Please note that UVic residence rooms are not suitable for quarantine accommodation.

Accent Inns

May 1-June 16, 2022:

Daily Rates

  • Standard (1 King or 2 Queens): $159
  • Kitchenette (1 Queen + Sofabed or 2 Queens): $179
  • Suite with Kitchenette (1 Queen + Sofabed): $189
  • Total Taxes (City of Saanich): 15%

Weekly Rates (Minimum 7 Nights)

  • Standard (1 King or 2 Queens): $149
  • Kitchenette (1 Queen + Sofabed or 2 Queens): $169
  • Suite with Kitchenette (1 Queen + Sofabed): $179
  • Total Taxes (City of Saanich): 15%

June 17-September 10, 2022

Daily Rates

  • Standard: $199
  • Guestroom with Kitchenette: $219
  • Suite with Kitchenette: $239
  • Total Taxes (City of Saanich): 15%

Info:

Free Inclusions at Accent Inns Victoria: Free parking, free WiFi, free local telephone calls, free coffee/tea in guest rooms.

Rates are per room, per night plus taxes, based on single/double occupancy.

Reservations: 1-800-663-0298 or +1 250 888 7552 or accent@accentinns.com. Please identify yourself as a UVic international student to receive the lowest possible rate.

Days Inn Victoria on the Harbour

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Reservations: Please contact Darryl Wilson, General Manager, at +1 250 386 3451 or gm@daysinnvictoria.com

Days Inn Victoria Uptown

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Reservations: Please contact Darryl Wilson, General Manager, at +1 250 386 3451 or gm@daysinnvictoria.com

Hotel Zed

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May 1-June 16, 2022:

Daily Rates

  • Bachelor Pad (1 Queen): $129
  • Standard (1 King): $149
  • Standard (2 Queens): $169
  • Suite with Kitchenette (2 Queens + Sofabed): $189
  • Total Taxes (City of Victoria): 16%

Weekly Rates (Minimum 7 Nights)

  • Bachelor Pad (1 Queen): $119
  • Standard (1 King): $139
  • Standard (2 Queens): $159
  • Suite with Kitchenette (2 Queens + Sofabed): $179
  • Total Taxes (City of Victoria): 16%

June 17-September 10, 2022:

Daily Rates

  • Bachelor Pad: $199
  • Zed 2 Bed: $239
  • King for a Night: $219
  • Kitchenette Room: $269
  • Total Taxes (City of Victoria): 16%

Info:

Free Inclusions at Hotel Zed Victoria: free parking, free WiFi, free local telephone calls.

Rates are per room, per night plus taxes, based on single/double occupancy.

Reservations: 1-800-663-0298 or +1 250 888 7552 or accent@accentinns.com. Please identify yourself as a UVic international student to receive the lowest possible rate.

Huntingdon Manor

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Reservations: Please call the hotel directly at +1-800-663-7557 or contact Rebecca at reservations@huntingdonmanor.com and identify yourself as a UVic student. 

Quality Inn Victoria

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Reservations: Please call the hotel directly at +1 250 385 6787 or info@victoriaqualityinn.com and identify yourself as a UVic student

Personal residences and other types of accommodation at your final destination

If you are planning to make your own arrangements, or to self-isolate in a private residence, please ensure you have reviewed the guidelines from the Government of Canada on what constitutes a suitable place of self-isolation.

Arranging for necessities

Ensure you have made a plan for supplies and necessities for your self-isolation (quarantine) period. It may take several days for delivery of items, so be sure to think ahead. Most stores require a credit card for order and delivery.

Groceries

At a minimum, we recommend you arrange for the following:

  • non-perishable items (canned soup, fruit and vegetables, cooking oils)
  • dried goods (rice, pasta, spices, salt, pepper)
  • fresh goods (fruits, vegetables, meats that you can freeze
  • frozen goods (fruit, veggies, meats, pies, pasta, burger patties, etc)
You can order groceries online and certain companies will deliver to your door, such as:
If you do not want to cook, you can also order food from:

Cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products

At a minimum, we recommend you have or arrange for the following:

  • soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, hair brush, sanitizer, deodorant
  • anti-bacterial wipes, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, multi-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent
Cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products can be ordered from services such as Amazon, or locally from Thrifty FoodsSave-on-Foods, or Walmart.

Medications

Medications can be ordered from the following pharmacies for delivery:
Deliveries can take 1-3 days, so plan ahead.

Household items

Household items can be ordered from:

Cash / Credit card

We recommend you bring enough money to pay for immediate needs in your first month (such as rent, damage deposit and any extras), and a credit card that is accepted in Canada to make any payments for necessities.

Scotiabank has a unique program that allows students from some countries to open a Canadian bank account from their home country: https://startright.scotiabank.com/international-application.html#open-account.

Daily check-ins

If you are required to self-isolate (quarantine), please be sure to complete your daily check-ins with the University of Victoria, as well as ArriveCAN. UVic's Self-isolation Program is intended to provide you with support while in self-isolation. You can use the check-in form to report any issues or challenges you are facing, or you can email uvicsip@uvic.ca directly.

Relaxation and self-care resources

COVID-19 related resources

General health and well-being resources

Health and well-being apps

  • Breathr App provides opportunities for users to try out a variety of mindfulness practices, while also teaching interesting facts about the brain science behind those practices.
  • MindShift™ CBT App can help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

For more resources, see a review of Best Mental Health Apps.

Social programming

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The UVic Global Community exists to provide opportunities and create space for international and domestic students to share perspectives, celebrate diversity, foster intercultural connections and cultivate and inclusive and globally minded campus.
Join the UVic Global Community Facebook group to start getting connected with the campus community, and visit their events and activities page for videos and online activities that you can explore while in self-isolation (quarantine).

You can also explore their monthly events calendar, the Mentorship and the Conversation Partners Programs to see how you can be involved after you have finished quarantine!

Mental health supports

Self-isolation (quarantine) can be a very stressful time for many. Please be sure to take care of your mental health during this period, and do not hesitate to reach out for the help you need.

UVic Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre (SWC) is made up of Counselling, Health and Multifaith. The SWC aims to provide holistic care to support UVic students’ wellbeing emotionally, physically and spiritually.

The SWC team includes counsellors, doctors, nurses, administrative staff, chaplains and other practitioners.


  • Counselling: To make an appointment, call 250-721-8563. You can also visit mental health services for more resources and information.
  • Health: To make an appointment, call 250-721-8563. You can also visit physical health for more resources and information.
  • Multifaith: Visit spiritual health for resources and information or connect directly with a spiritual care provider. You can also call 250-721-8338 to make an appointment.
Book an appointment with Student Wellness

Additional supports are available if you encounter mental health challenges while in self-isolation, or during your studies at UVic.

  • SupportConnect is a free, confidential mental health support service for UVic students. Get connected with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches anytime, anywhere. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone and online. Video and in-person options are also available. You can reach out for any reason - big or small!

    • Toll-free (calls from North America): 1-844-773-1427
    • International collect calls: +1 250 999 7621
  • UVic offers a variety of supports, services and opportunities to promote student mental health. Visit the UVic Student Mental Health website to learn more about how students can maintain positive mental health and the various supports and resources available.

  • HealthLinkBC (24 hours/7 days a week); call 8-1-1 for health advice and information
  • Here2Talk (24 hours/7 days a week) provides confidential mental health counselling and community referrals for BC post-secondary students through app, phone and web. Call 1-877-857-3397 (toll-free). From outside Canada, call +1 604 642 5212 (international calling charges may apply).
  • Vancouver Island Crisis line (24 hours/7 days a week); call 1-888-494-3888. If calling from outside Canada, dial +1 250 754 4447 (long distance charges may apply).

Updated May 2022 🡹