Covid Resource Guide

Scroll down to learn more about covid-related resources on campus. For information on how to get tested for COVID-19, click here. For guidance on how to submit your proof of vacation to UBC click here. For information on how to get vaccinated, click here. For all other COVID-19 resources, click here


Note: It was announced on December 14th that PCR testing for students, faculty, and staff who are symptomatic will be available on the UBC Vancouver campus, starting in January 2022.  

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Get Tested — If You Are Not Vaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or chose not to disclose your vaccination status to UBC, you are required to get a rapid test once a week.

Rapid testing is not available to those who are currently showing symptoms of the coronavirus,  or those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days. 

To book a rapid testing appointment, click here. Appointments are required (no walk-ins), and you will need to bring photo ID and your Provincial Health Number.

There is one mandatory rapid testing clinic on each campus (UBCO & UBCV) — locations and hours are provided in the online booking page. 

Get Vaccinated

The University Pharmacy in University Village currently has doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available. To book an appointment to get vaccinated, click here.  

Click here to see a map of all of the vaccination clinics in Vancouver, and here to see a list of all of the vaccination clinics across the Lower Mainland.

Get Tested —  If You Are Vaccinated

If you are asymptomatic, the BC CDC's current guidelines advise that you do not need to get a covid test.

If you are symptomatic, rapid antigen testing is available at UBC Life Sciences Centreopen 9am - 7pm, 7 days a week. 

The other testing centres closest to campus are:

BC Children & Women Campus (4500 Oak St): 

  • Walk-ins accepted. Open Monday to Friday, 7AM - 3PM. 

Three Bridges Collection Centre (1128 Hornby St):

  • Walk-ins only. Open Monday to Friday, 9AM - 5:30PM and Saturday - Sunday, 9AM - 5PM.

St Vincent Collection Centre (4875 Heather St):

  • Walk-ins accepted. See website for wait time. 

  • Open Monday - Sunday, 8AM - 7PM.

City Centre UPCC (1290 Hornby St):

  • Walk-ins accepted. See website for wait time.

  • Open Monday to Saturday, 8AM - 10PM, and Sunday from 9AM - 5PM.

Click here​ for a map of all other COVID test sites across the Lower Mainland.

Declaration & Proof of Vaccination

Click here to declare your vaccination status and/or upload your proof of vaccination to UBC Thrive Health. You will need your Campus Wide Login (CWL) information to do this. 

Your proof of vaccination must be uploaded in .PDF, .JPG, or .PNG format. 

Instructions on accessing your BC Vaccine Card can be found here

If you are not eligible for/ are waiting to get a BC Vaccine Card, you can upload other documentation that shows your full name, name of vaccine(s), and date(s) administered. 

Click here to read more about acceptable proof of vaccination. 

Other Covid Resources

Click here for UBC's COVID-19 resources, and here for the Government of B.C.'s COVID-19 resources. 

Click here to see the Government of Canada's updates on travel and financial/economic support.

Click here to see the latest updates for international students who are trying to travel in/out of Canada.