SELC Career College and ESL are preparing to welcome a limited number of students and employees back to the campus in the Fall. This page provides resources and information to ensure the safety of all our community members.
DO NOT come to campus if:
You are sick. Complete a daily self-assessment
You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
You have been outside the country or been in contact with somebody who has been outside the country in the last 14 days
When visiting the campus:
Stay only as long as necessary
Please go directly to your assigned classroom.
Follow all posted safety and directional signage
Wear a non-medical face mask at all times when on campus
Report all on-campus illnesses to Administration before leaving the campus
Ensure you follow reporting and sign in procedures
Learn about coronavirus and the steps SELC is taking to prevent transmission through our learning community.
If you contract COVID-19 or need to self-isolate, there are procedures and resources available for the safety of SELC's community.
Help is available if you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even depressed as a result of pandemic-related changes.
CAMH offers tips and resources on how to combat the rise in discrimination that has been sparked by the COVID pandemic.
SELC's COVID-19 safety planning
SELC Vancouver is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning and working environment for our students, employees and visitors. To deal with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, SELC has developed a series of safety protocols, re-occupancy guides, and contingency plans that adhere to federal and provincial health and safety guidelines, as dictated by WorkSafeBC, the Provincial Health Officer and others.
At the root of our response is an expectation that anyone attending one of our campuses or learning centres will self-assess and will not come to learn, work or visit if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who does come and displays symptoms will be asked to leave. They should follow the advice provided by the provincial government.
We have instituted a series of protocols that ensure safe social distancing and hygiene which include enhanced cleaning.
SELC's Safety Plan is based upon a WorksafeBC template to ensure we are meeting expectations as an employer and will be following the Post Secondary COVID 19 Go-Forward Guidelines and any other directives issued by the Provincial Health Officer or by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Travelling to Canada & Self-Isolation Planning
SELC Vancouver strongly recommends that all international students planning to travel to Canada clearly understand the Government of Canada and BC Government laws and regulations before making travel plans. Important links:
The ultimate authority to allow students into the country rests with the Canadian Border Services Agency. If you choose to travel to Canada, make sure that you have proof that you’re eligible and have proof of travel restriction exemptions. Make sure you are traveling for non-optional or non-discretionary purposes and have your quarantine plan and documents prepared in advance.
Quarantine and travel plan preparation:
1. Review your eligibility to enter Canada at the “Important Links” above
3. Make your 14-day self-isolation plan
4. Complete requirements or additions to your plan requested by SELC Vancouver staff
5. Submit your self-isolation plan to the Government of Canada through ArriveCAN
6. Submit your BC Self-Isolation Plan
7. Submit your Plan to SELC
COVID information and prevention
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. Novel coronaviruses are new strains of the virus that have not been previously identified in humans.
COVID-19 is believed to be spread mainly through coughing, sneezing, or direct contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or with surfaces they have recently touched.
More info from trusted sources
Prevention tips for everyone
Recommended measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other common respiratory viruses like influenza include:
Washing your hands often, and always after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
Washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or, if soap and water are not available, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Maintaining at least two metres distance from others, and avoiding shaking hands, tapping elbows or other physical contact in greetings.
What to do if you feel sick?
COVID 19 symptoms
Reported signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include:
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, use B.C.'s COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can also download the app here.
Anyone with cold, influenza or COVID-like symptoms can be assessed and get a COVID-19 test. If you are seeking a test, call your primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) or the closest community testing and assessment centre.
Out of respect for the health and safety of the working and learning environment on our campuses, SELC would ask any member of the school community diagnosed with a coronavirus infection to communicate as quickly as possible with the College:
Contact the administration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 639-9075
Taking care of your mental health during the pandemic
There have been many rapid changes to protect all of us from the spread of COVID-19. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or even depressed as a result, know that you are not alone and that help is available. In times of transition and uncertainty, taking good care of ourselves is more important than ever and SELC has some tips and resources to share.
7 Essential tips for wellness
Follow or create a routine: wake up and go to sleep around the same time everyday, make your bed, get dressed, set a goal for the day.
Stay connected: using phone, text, video chats or social media, stay in regular communication with friends and family.
Get some fresh air and sunshine when you can: schedule it into your day.
Practice mindfulness using activities such as meditation, yoga, art-making or journaling. You can find many free apps/websites for learning to meditate or doing yoga at home.
Limit the amount of time you watch or listen to media coverage. Find a credible source you can trust to get some facts. Social media is generally not a trustworthy source of information.
Remind yourself that this is for a limited time. Life will return to normal.
Look after your basic needs: eat well, drink lots of water, get enough sleep, get some exerciese.
Resources to learn more
Reported signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include: