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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Coquitlam College follows guidelines and protocols established in accordance to WorkSafeBC guidelines as well as guidelines provided to post-secondary institutions by our Provincial Health Officer and the local health authority as outlined in the COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Sector document.

Please click here for the official Coquitlam College COVID-19 Safety and Readiness Plan.
Please click the following link for the official Coquitlam College Outbreak Response Plan
Please click here for the Terms of Reference for the Coquitlam College Self-Isolation Confirmation Team (SICT).

The following Appendices can also be accessed in relation to our Safety Plan:

Appendix A: Protocols for confirmed cases of COVID-19
Appendix B: Summary of School-based Prevention Measures
Appendix C: Example of Daily Health Check to be employed by the Coquitlam College community

Guidelines for Brookmere Secondary High School Programs

Specifically for Brookmere Secondary, a division of Coquitlam College, for information on the health and safety guidelines that Coquitlam College has set in accordance to WorkSafeBC guidelines, please view our document entitled Coquitlam College COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines document.

A Welcome Letter to All from CC Administration

A letter to welcome back all

Safely Returning to the CC campus

Coquitlam College is preparing to welcome a limited number of students and employees back to the campus in the Fall. Please click here for resources and information to ensure the safety of all our community members.

Only students registered in High School and some English Studies courses courses can enter the campus via designated entry points.

All other students, including University Transfer/Associate of Arts Degree students, must request permission to physically access the campus by making an appointment beforehand by calling the main switchboard at 604-939-6633.

COVID-19 Resources Available to Students in BC

Please click on the following link to access a list of resources for help during COVID-19: List of Resources
This document contains information including but not limited to the following:

  • For more information on COVID-19, please visit HealthLinkBC
  • Go to Government of Canada for the latest travel alerts.
  • The toll-free phone number (1-833-784-4397) has been established to answer questions about COVID-19. Service is available from 7:00am to midnight (Eastern Standard Time)
  • If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or showing symptoms, please contact your health care provider or dial 8-1-1 as soon as possible.
  • 8-1-1 is a provincial health information and advice line that can assist with connecting you to a health care professional.
  • Here2Talk, a new mental-health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students.
  • Fraser Health Back to School Resources is a valuable resource with information about COVID-19 questions, exposure information, guidelines, and more
  • For information about COVID -19 testing, please see the following link
  • Information about COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and care, please follow the the Fraser Health resources at the following link

Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe: Understanding how to talk about COVID-19 in BC

Let’s be Considerate: We should be considerate when talking about coronavirus disease. Please read the following document to understand how to better communicate about COVID-19 so we can better support our governments, citizens, media, key influencers and communities regarding COVID-19.

There is no place for racism on the Coquitlam College campus:

Coquitlam College acknowledges the Black Lives Matter movement and extends our support in effecting change and dismantling institutional racism.  We believe it is important to have these conversations and to reflect on our own views and commit to growing together. Every one of us is responsible for treating our peers, fellow students, faculty and staff with dignity and respect. Respect is demonstrated in a variety of ways, in class, in line getting a coffee, on transit and out with our friends.

Here are some resources to instigate conversation and understanding about this topic:

Students Wishing to Travel to Canada

Please review all of the following. Print and submit the required documents before travelling.

  1. Can I Travel to Canada?
  2. COVID-19 International Student Travel, Arrival and Quarantine Guide
  3. COVID-19 Student Safe Travel, Arrival and Quarantine Checklist
  4. International Student Self-Isolation Plan Form
  5. If you need a hotel for your mandatory 14-day self-isolation/quarantine, please see the following options:
    1. Quarantine Hotel List
    2. Tourism Burnaby list
  6. To request a travel letter, please complete the Travel Letter Request Form.
  7. During self-isolation, students will be contacted on a daily basis by a member of the Coquitlam College Self-Isolation Confirmation Team (SICT), the Terms of Reference of which can be found at the link.

New Study Permit Policy – Due to COVID-19 IRCC Policy Changes

  • Upon successful application to the College for the Fall 2020 semester a student can be issued a Letter of Acceptance for the purposes of obtaining a Study Permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • When the College has received documented proof of “Approval in Principle” from Immigration Canada the student will be eligible for registration to the Fall 2020 semester for online courses. If after receiving “Approval in Principle” the Student’s Study Permit application is denied for any reason between the date of registration and Oct 31, 2020 the student will be eligible to receive a refund of the tuition fees paid to the College less a $500 administration fee.
  • If the Student’s Study Permit is denied for any reason after Oct 31, 2020 the student is not eligible for a refund of fees for the Fall 2020 Semester. Any fees paid for future semesters will be refunded to the student upon receipt of the original Study Permit refusal letter issued by Immigration Canada.

Please be advised, course registration is not guaranteed based on “Approval in Principle” from Immigration Canada. All course registration is dependant upon courses available at the time of student registration.

Coquitlam College Office Staff

Coquitlam College Office Staff and Counsellors are available via email or phone to help you with any questions.

Contact information:

Email inquiries are available Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm

Access to a Computer and Internet

Each student is expected to prepare for a virtual learning environment and ensure that adequate preparations have been made to succeed in the new learning environment. It is a student’s responsibility to have the appropriate resources and technological capabilities to study online.


All students must have medical insurance for the duration of their stay in Canada which includes coverage during mandatory self-isolation period.
The College advises students to discuss with their private insurance provider of any potential changes to their medical insurance or to their coverage while outside Canada.
Contact Coquitlam College Office Staff to enquire about GuardMe medical insurance.


The College also recommends that students understand any updates to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) policies before making the decision to leave Canada. Students should contact IRCC before deciding to leave Canada and study online.

Valid Study Permit

Please remember that all students who wish to study in Canada must have a valid study permit dated before March 18, 2020. Students with a study permit issued after March 18 can study from overseas, but not in person.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

Through 30 April 2021, IRCC is now allowing students to begin their studies online while still abroad and to count those remote studies towards post-graduation work permit (PGWP) eligibility – provided that at least 50% of their programme is eventually completed in Canada. For more information regarding temporary changes due to COVID-19, please visit Immigration Canada’s website.