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Cambria College COVID-19 Policies And Protocols

Cambria College prioritizes the health of our staff, instructors, students, and visitors. The Cambria College Safety Plan aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as we carefully and gradually return to class.

First and foremost, our team will continue to monitor any COVID-19 developments and follow the guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafe BC, the Go-Forward Guidelines for the post-secondary sector and the WorkSafe BC Guidelines for returning to in-person activities. The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly changing, and we will be updating our policies and protocols accordingly as circumstances dictate.

Please find our complete COVID19 Safety Plan here.


Our campuses will remain open to limited staff and students; applicants/visitors are by appointment only. All classes will take place online while any hands-on lab training will be done in small groups with appropriate social distancing following stringent protocols.

For all locations, we have implemented the following protocols.

1. Prior to coming in, everyone must conduct a self-assessment online. If any of the following COVID-19 symptoms are present, we ask you not to come in and seek medical consultation. We will cancel or reschedule your appointment by phone.

2. Anyone with symptoms associated with COVID-19 as well as anyone who has travelled outside Canada in the previous 14 days, or anyone identified as a close contact of a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-isolate in accordance with guidance from the BC Center for Disease Control.

3. Additionally, please do not come to Cambria College if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • (a) Fevers
  • (b) Chills
  • (c) New or worsening cough
  • (d) Shortness of breath
  • (e) New muscle aches or headache
  • (f) Sore throat
  • (g) Travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
  • (h) Close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19

Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness, but symptoms can sometimes suddenly worsen in a few days. People infected with COVID-19 can also experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting a few days after the onset of the above symptoms.

To ensure the safety of our staff, we require everyone to bring a mask or face covering. It must be worn for the duration of the visit in our building. All visitors are encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer provided at reception. Physical distancing (of 2 meters or 6 feet) is mandatory. Signage is posted in the building with capacity limits for each classroom, lab, common areas, and office.

Please find our COVID-19 Contingency Plan here.

In addition, everyone is expected to practice the Core Measures for Personal Self-care to reduce transmission:

  • (a) No handshaking
  • (b) Practice good hygiene (frequent handwashing with soap and water and use of hand sanitizers, avoid touching your face, respiratory etiquette, disinfect frequently touched surfaces)
  • (c) Always maintain social distancing of two meters upon arrival, during meal breaks, and on departure

International Students

A Pre-Arrival Guide for International Students and an Arrival Plan for International Students has been created to manage all arriving international students. The federal guidance is to implement a 14-day quarantine requirement for all International students in compliance with the Quarantine Act.

Off-Campus Assistance

Instructors and staff are fully equipped with laptops and phone transfers to work offsite and support and assist with all inquiries. Contact numbers and emails are as follows:


General Reception Phone: 604-242-4000


General Reception Phone: 778-265-7547


General Reception Phone: 604-428-7500


General Reception Phone: 604-416-5522
General Inquiries Mailbox::