COVID-19 Safety Plan

The purpose of the NIC COVID-19 Safety Plan is to protect students and employees from exposure to COVID-19, to reduce the risk of infection in the event of an exposure, and to comply with the WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations as well as their guidance specific to COVID-19.

The plan includes preventative measures to protect students and employees from exposure to COVID-19 and identifies specific supervisor and employee responsibilities.

All students and employees must follow the procedures outlined in this plan to prevent or reduce exposure to COVID-19.

Learn more, read the NIC COVID-19 Safety Plan

Student and employee expectations

Safety on campus is all of our responsibility. All students and employees must follow the procedures outlined in the plan.

To ensure everyone’s safety, students and employees must:

  • Stay home when you are sick. Students and employees should pre-screen on a daily basis, and if you are feeling any flu-like symptoms, stay home.
  • Wash your hands. Hand hygiene is one of our biggest defenses against COVID-19.
  • Non-medical masks are strongly recommended when it is not possible to consistently maintain a two-metre distance from others, including common areas or whenever safety plans require them.
  • Read NIC’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. Familiarize yourself with the controls that are in place.

Safety in the classroom

Each program has a unique safety plan to ensure classroom safety. Students in blended programs that require some on campus learning will be contacted by their departments regarding a safety orientation for their program, please monitor your NIC email for communication from your program department.

Safety in the office

Each department has a unique plan to ensure workplace safety. Employees should attend the safety orientation and stay up to date with communication from your supervisor.

If you have questions, please ask your instructor or supervisor. Alternatively contact: healthandsafety@nic.bc.ca.

Frequently asked questions