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NSCC's COVID-19 response: view updates

Safety on Campus

Learning and services move online
All on-campus learning and service delivery for Winter 2022 will be online through to Jan. 21.

We’ve worked with public health to ensure a safe learning environment. Select a topic to learn more:

Entering campus

We’ve worked with public health to ensure a safe learning environment. When you come to campus, you need to:

  • Self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms (do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell or have any symptoms).

Mandatory vaccination

All students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness considers an individual fully vaccinated 14 days or more after receiving the complete series of a Health Canada authorized or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine.
  • Those who cannot be vaccinated, or choose not to be vaccinated, must follow a testing protocol.
  • View our Vaccine Requirements Procedure

Work experience and employer vaccine requirements

COVID-19 vaccine requirements will vary by sector and individual employer. Many employers have their own vaccination requirements, which can impact a student's work experience course. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of employer COVID-19 vaccination requirements and to be prepared to meet these requirements before beginning a work experience course. For questions, please contact

Visitors and community bookings

Visitor access is limited to campus business only until further notice.

  • NSCC campuses and sites are not available for community bookings. We will revisit this in February.

Rapid testing availability on campus

  • NSCC rapid testing sites will only provide tests to employees and students required to be on-site, those following a testing protocol, and people in residence.
  • These sites provide access to secure, self-administered, rapid testing kits at no cost to students and staff. Learn more about these tests and how to use them in this short video (links to YouTube).
  • View rapid testing information on Connect (intranet login required).

Mask requirement

Wearing masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses and Public Health continues to recommend their use in indoor spaces.

  • We continue to require mask-wearing at all NSCC campuses, learning centres and sites for the winter term.
  • Public Health recommends a three-layer, non-medical or cloth mask OR a properly fitted medical mask. Proper fit is critical. Masks must cover nose, mouth, and chin – all three at all times – with no gaps. 

Safety expectations and protocols

It’s important to follow all safety protocols and guidelines and agree that you've reviewed the self-screening document (PDF 126KB). Our protocols include:

  • Wash and/or sanitize your hands regularly.
  • Maintain safe physical distancing – 1 metre (3 feet).
  • Follow entry procedures and directional arrows and signage.
  • Follow cleaning and safety protocols in your area.
  • Keep updated on the latest provincial COVID-19 measures at novascotia.ca/coronavirus
  • Be aware of occupancy requirements with each room you enter.

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