Campus health and safety update

- University of Victoria

As we look forward to welcoming new and returning students for the fall term, UVic is continuing to manage the evolving impacts of COVID-19 on our community. We remain committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty and staff, and will be offering in-person learning for most courses—unless otherwise noted at the time of registration.

Here are a few reminders about the health and safety measures that continue to be in place on the UVic campus:

  • Masks: We encourage you to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, particularly if you are close to others or feel more comfortable doing so. Masks are required in some healthcare settings, such as the Student Wellness Centre.
  • Vaccination: Vaccination remains the most effective means of protection against COVID-19. We encourage you to get your booster dose when you are eligible. In BC, booster doses are being offered to everyone 12+ in the fall.
  • Daily health assessment: Do a daily health assessment. If you’re sick, stay home and follow public health guidelines. 
  • Rapid tests: Free rapid test kits are available at the UVic Bookstore and Campus Security Services for students, faculty and staff.

Additional campus safety measures

UVic continues to follow all public health orders and the health and safety measures required by the Provincial Health Officer, including the public health guidance developed specifically for post-secondary institutions by the BC Centre for Disease Control. We continue to monitor and prepare for any changes that may occur as a result of COVID-19.

Please visit the COVID-19 website for more details and to learn about any updates on UVic’s response to COVID-19:

Thank you for supporting one another and for everything you do to keep our campus community healthy and safe.