COVID-19 Update: Changes to the Government of Canada International Travel and Border Restrictions, Effective Feb. 22

February 19, 2021

To: All certified private training institutions, and new certification applicants

Greetings everyone,

Please note the following COVID-19 update for February 19, 2021:

The Government of Canada has expanded restrictions for international travel, effective Feb. 22, including:

With a clear test result, travellers will proceed to the quarantine site identified in their quarantine plan.

Details on these requirements are available on line: Government of Canada expands restrictions to international travel by land and air – Canada.ca

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response. Please share this update broadly within your respective institutions.

 

COVID-19 Resources:

Private Training Institutions Branch

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

203 – 1155 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2P4
P: 604-569-0033 | F: 778-945-0606|Toll Free: 1-800-661-7441

privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca

 

 

COVID-19 updates

British Columbia’s PHO Vaccination Rollout Plan

On January 22, 2021, BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) provided an update on the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. 

The plan has four phases and is focused first on protecting those most vulnerable to severe illness. Immunization for the general population is scheduled to take place from April to September 2021.

Please visit BC Centre for Disease Control website for more information.

During all phases we are all reminded to continue to:

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 Resources:

 

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November 25, 2020:

Non-medical mask requirements in all indoor public settings and workplaces

November 24th an Order in Council (OIC) and Ministerial Order were issued as the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General announced alignment of the Province’s measures under the Emergency Program Act  with the Provincial Health Officer’s (PHO) guidance, mandating that masks must be worn in indoor public places.

 

Clarification on daily COVID-19 health screening – WorkSafe BC Requirement

All employers, including post-secondary Institutions, have an accountability to ensure that every worker performs a daily COVID-19 health check before entering the workplace.

 

Evolving PHO guidance

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response. Please share this update broadly within your respective institutions.

 

COVID-19 Resources:

 

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Education Quality Assurance
Corporate Planning, International and Quality Assurance Branch
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
3rd Floor, 835 Humboldt St
PO Box 9157 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9H2
Email: EQA@gov.bc.ca
Telephone: (778) 698-9830

 

 

To: Private EQA Designated Post Secondary Institutions

November 2020

 

Greetings,

Yesterday BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) ordered new province-wide restrictions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Some of these restrictions previously applied to the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Regions only. As of November 19, 2020 they apply to the entire province. Below is a summary.

 

Masks are required in all indoor public settings and workplaces

 

Social gatherings

 

Events

 

Athletic Activities

 

Travel

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response. Please share this update broadly within your respective institutions.

 

COVID-19 Resources:

 

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Education Quality Assurance
Corporate Planning, International and Quality Assurance Branch
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
3rd Floor, 835 Humboldt St
PO Box 9157 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9H2
Email: EQA@gov.bc.ca
Telephone: (778) 698-9830

 

 

Return to New “Normal” Recovery Plan

September 2020