COVID-19 Resumption

UBC’s COVID-19 Safety Planning Framework

UBC has developed a COVID-19 Safety Planning Framework for the gradual and phased reoccupancy of the university. The framework aligns with BC’s Restart Plan for COVID-19 and includes steps for the development and approval of UBC COVID-19 Safety Plans (CSP).

BC’s Restart Plan for COVID-19 has four phases, with different sectors identified in each phase. Phase 2, which began in May 2020, includes many activities and services provided on our campuses such as in-person counselling, museums, art galleries, libraries, office-based worksites, recreation and child care. Post-secondary education has been identified as a component of Phase 3, which is taking place between June and September.

In this website you will find template documents and resources to assist you in the development of your COVID-19 Safety Plan. You are advised to bookmark this page, in order to access the latest information and documents.


Those working remotely should continue to do so. Changes in your current personal work arrangements are permitted only after your department/unit’s respective safety plan has been approved. If your role has required you to continue to work on campus, your department/unit is still required to submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

UBC Okanagan is using a whole-campus coordinated perspective, coordinating academic, research and administrative resumption under the direction of the Resumption Planning and Coordinating Committee (RPCC).

The Resumption Planning and Coordinating Committee (RPCC) will assess and determine risk when reviewing parent plans for the Okanagan campus.

In this section


UBC’s principles to guide safety planning, including decision making and priority setting, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Okanagan campus has established a Resumption Planning & Coordination Committee (RPCC) to oversee a staged resumption involving a Parent Plan approval process, followed by aligned individual Safe Work Plans.


Information about mandatory training, signage and additional resources to support recommended physical distancing protocols in your area to help keep the UBC community safe.