Health & Safety
We are dedicated to the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. We need to keep being vigilant in our efforts in flattening the curve.
For anyone visiting a campus, please:
- Do not enter any of our campuses if you have symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath. Go home, self-isolate and seek medical advice. You can access the COVID-19 self-assessment tool at https://bc.thrive.health/covid19app or download the BC COVID-19 App on a mobile device;
- Always maintain physical distancing by keeping two meters or six feet from anyone. Physical distancing will be monitored and enforced under CNC’s student code of conduct; and
- Clean your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Our safety and security department has been working very closely with facilities and the schools to determine safe capacities and protocols for our on-campus labs, shops, and clinics.
Physical distancing on campus
Physical distancing means reducing close contact with others in the community. Please remember to practice physical distancing whenever outside your home by keeping two meters (six feet) away from one another at all times to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Also, the most important thing you can do to prevent infection and protect yourself from COVID-19 is to wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds and avoid touching your face.
CNC will ensure everyone on our campuses adheres to physical distancing inside or outside of a teaching space. We will act via the student code of conduct if anyone violates this vital health and safety measure. CNC security and staff will speak to anyone not practicing physical distancing on campus. If a person refuses to comply to physical distancing guidelines, they will be requested to leave campus. If there are any concerning behaviours with the request to leave campus, further consequences may occur including possible student suspension or student expulsion.
CNC has increased cleaning of high touch areas in the College.
All College travel is suspended until further notice.
We have not required students, faculty and staff to wear facemasks. Anyone who wishes to wear a facemask is welcome to in class or any place else on campus, and especially in hallways where it may be difficult to maintain physical distancing. Even if you’re wearing a mask, physical distancing, hand washing, and staying home when ill are key.
Do not enter any of our campuses if you have symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath. Go home, self-isolate and seek medical advice. You can access the COVID-19 self-assessment tool at https://bc.thrive.health/covid19app or download the BC COVID-19 App on a mobile device
Self-isolation means you do not have contact with other people.
- Set up a space that is only for the person being isolated.
- Stay at home and watch yourself for symptoms, even if mild, for 14 days.
- Stay out of contact with other people. This will help stop the spread of disease in your home and in your community.
People arriving from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate. That means you must stay home. Do not go to work or school. Keep watching for signs of illness 14 days after you arrive in Canada.
In response to the BC Government announcement regarding mass gatherings of more than 50, CNC has cancelled all public events until further notice to support the health and safety of our students, employees and community members.
This applies to all third-party activities, hosting of partner events, conferences, industry nights and extends to all campuses and facilities.
This is a difficult and uncertain time, and your mental health is important.
Here2Talk (BC Government Initiative)
Chat sessions with a trained counsellor can be accessed by downloading the Here2Talk app or visiting here2talk.ca
Students can speak to a counsellor by phone, toll free at 1 877 857-3397 or direct 604 642-5212. Students calling from outside Canada can dial 1 604 642-5212 (international calling charges may apply).
To help protect the health and safety of students and employees, we are strongly encouraging students to access a Wellness Coach 250-561-5818 or a Counsellor 1-250-562-2131 Ext 5377 or by using the LifeWorks app. There are also a variety of self-help resources available online.