Communicable Disease Prevention Policies and Procedures
(Formerly COVID-19 Policies and Procedures)
Last Modified: March 14, 2022
As per instructions from the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC, Academy of Learning has implemented the following policies.
NOTE: As of March 14th, 2022, Masks/Face Coverings are now Optional. For more info, please see the Public Health Officer's Orders here
For reference, please see WorkSafeBC's page on this policy at https://www.worksafebc.com/en/covid-19/bcs-four-step-restart
Summary of Changes: Under advice from the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC, most of the COVID-19 era policies are hereby recinded. The remaining policies have been rolled into our new Communicable Disease Prevention Policies and Procedures.
Note that we expect Step 4 to start Sept 7, 2021, however most of these policies will remain in force beyond this date. Temporary Policies will be marked.
If you develop cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, please self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
Please self-isolate if you develop symptoms and visit Fraser Health's Self isolation page for information on how long and how to self-isolate.
To get tested, find your local collection centre by following these links. You can also call 8-1-1 to find the nearest centre.
Collection centre finder (Mobile and desktop)
Collection centre finder for Internet Explorer users
If you have no symptoms, even if you are a contact of a confirmed case or a returning traveller, you do not require a test.
- Face Masks/Coverings are now Optional. Note: Please respect the decision of those who wish to wear a mask or not.
- All staff, students, and visitors are required to wash their hands regularly and are provided with hand sanitizer all around and throughout the campus.
- All Staff, students, and visitors are required to wipe down any surface they come in contact with, such as keyboards, computer mice, headphones, armrests, etc. Anti-bacterial wipes are provided throughout the campus.
- All staff, students, and visitors are required to not attend the campus if they are experiencing any cold/flu like symptoms or any other symptoms advised by the BC Centres for Disease Control (BC CDC). 🔗 More Info
- In addition, the requirement to obtain a sick note is suspended until further notice.
- Students are still required to advise the campus and their sponsoring agency if they are unable to attend.
The Fraser Health Authority has made it simple to book a COVID-19 test at their testing centres. Please visit their 🔗website to learn more and to book your test.
At Home Learning/Online
- The Integrated Learning System® (ILS®) is a cloud-based learning platform and has been made available for our students who do not feel comfortable or have been advised by their Doctor to avoid attending in person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is accessible from any internet connected computer.
- Students who are learning from home will have access to our qualified Learning Coaches during normal campus hours, who can help students over the phone, email, or even screen sharing. Simulating the in-person experience.
- Keyboard Skill Building
- Our keyboard skill building program is available for at home learning. A Windows 10 or 11 based computer with a full-sized keyboard is required.
- In addition to the above measures, we are also able to enable a hybrid learning model, wherein students who can attend the college on a part time basis, can still work on their program from home.
- Due to the cloud-based nature of our Integrated Learning System®, course progress is accessible at home and at the campus.