CNC COVID-19 Safety Plan

We have taken the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously in our plans for re-opening the school. Our re-opening will consist of new implemented measures to protect the well-being and health of staff and students. The health of our staff and students is of utmost importance to us. Until it is safe to resume normal classes, our classes will look a little different for the time being.

On-Campus Classes

We will offer a blend of online and on campus classes with a reduced size of 5 students per classroom to practice social distancing

  • Teachers will organize a rotating schedule between  students who wish to study on campus and students studying online
  • New students arriving in Canada MUST study online for the first two weeks to follow their mandatory self-isolation period and then can choose to attend campus classes after
  • At this time, we are offering 3 classes, so we will not be offering staggered lunch or break times. However, this may change as classes increase in size

 New Sickness Policy

  • Staff or students who feel sick MUST stay at home and not enter the school until they are well

Health and Safety Measures

  • We will have a hand-washing station available at the front door. Everyone who enters MUST wash their hands with hand sanitizer
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in all classrooms and public areas including washrooms
  • Thermometers will be provided at front door to take the temperatures of all staff/students
  • Extra sanitation of the school will be done daily – door handles, microwaves, table and counter surfaces
  • We have posted hand-washing signage in our washrooms and will post extra around the campus
  • Social distancing while in class, hallways, lobby and lunch room
  • Anyone arriving in Canada, MUST self-isolate for 14 days before entering the school

Update: New Canada Quarantine Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Students

Since Monday, July 5th, International Students who have been fully vaccinated and who test negative in the pre-entry PCR test do not have to complete the full 14-day quarantine upon arrival and are also exempt from the day-8 PCR test.

Canada’s new quarantine exemption is for travellers who are currently permitted to enter the country, and who have received the full course of a vaccine (or a combination of vaccines) that is approved for use in Canada, at least 14 days before arrival. Accepted vaccines include Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). To be eligible for this exemption arriving students must:

  1. Submit proof of vaccination (in English or French, or a certified translation).
  2. Have a 3-day isolation plan in place while awaiting the result of the arrival PCR
  3. Demonstrate a suitable 14-day quarantine plan that can be used only in case of a positive arrival PCR result

They must also take the pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test within 72-hours of arrival, and submit all required information in the ArriveCAN App.

Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated students will still need to follow full quarantine requirements.

Learn more about whether you qualify for the new fully vaccinated exemption on the Government of Canada website.

CNC Plan for International students traveling to Canada

Dear student, please read the following plan for your upcoming trip to Canada, if you have any questions please contact our International students support email and use the subject “Arrival Plan”

Before you travel students are required to:

Confirm your plans with Cloud Nine College

  • Speak to your homestay family about expectations, and ask if there is anything they specifically want you to bring to help you to self-isolate. If you are staying in a hotel, please contact the school to notify the special hotel address.
  • Arrange a private transportation to your isolation area, if you decide to use CNC transportation services, you will be informed before arrival as to who will be picking you up at the airport; it may be your host, or a driver from a transportation provider. Make sure you are clear about where you will be meeting your host or driver after arriving at the airport.
  • Carry your host’s or hotel’s cell phone number or the transportation provider’s phone number – this is important for all arrivals

Self-isolating may be physically and mentally challenging for you and you should have a well thoughtout plan for how you will manage and pass the time during the 14-day quarantine after arrival. Please contact Cloud Nine College for resources.

Medical Check / Testing

Students who are able to obtain a medical clearance letter/certificate and a COVID-19 or antibody test are required to bring it with them when they travel to Canada. Negative COVID-19 tests will not change the requirement to self-isolate on arrival; this is mandatory for all travellers arriving into Canada.

Arrival Plans

  • All travellers must download and complete the Canadian government’s ArriveCAN application for approval prior to their arrival on a paper form, web-based form or using an electronic App (available for iPhone and Android).
  • In addition, the student must submit an electronic MANDATORY Self-Isolation Plan for their province in advance:


In addition to regular packing requirements, students should also bring:

  • 60 disposable face masks OR 30 disposable and 1 cloth face mask
  • One large bottle of quality hand sanitizer
  • Box of Nitrile gloves
  • Thermometer
  • Art supplies and music, for activities during quarantine program

In your carry-on luggage, also bring at least 2 masks, several pairs of gloves, a travel-sized bottle of hand-sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.

Please also make sure you have the following documents available when you arrive in your carry-on luggage:

  • Passport
  • Study permit or permit confirmation document (if you have one)
  • Letter of Acceptance from Cloud Nine College
  • Homestay profile and contact information, or a printed copy of your reservation, showing your hotel name and address, and airport pickup service
  • submit your Self-Isolation Plan
  • Change of clothes for upon arrival to your homestay

Student Travel Plan:

On the day of travel, complete and sign the Declaration on Departure included in this document.

While en route to their destination, students are expected to:

  • Wear a mask and gloves
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Use hand sanitizer when necessary
  • Sanitize their personal space and high-touch areas such as seat belts and tray tables
  • Minimize trips to the washroom
  • Touch as few surfaces as possible
  • Keep their cell phone charged
  • Bring some food as restaurants or stores may be closed
  • Bring a refillable water bottle

Student Arrival Plan:

Upon arrival in Canada the student should proceed through the airport while maintaining physical distancing. The student must have the documents outlined under ‘Packing’ ready to provide to Canada Border Services. The student will also be required to undergo a screening by a border services or quarantine officer who assess travellers for symptoms.

Upon arrival at the final destination airport:

  • Text your driver and/or host family or contact the hotel as instructed
  • Wear a fresh mask and gloves
  • Pick up baggage while maintaining physical distancing
  • Exit the baggage area and go to the location you have previously arranged to meet your driver or host family
  • Load your own luggage into the car and sit as far away from the driver as possible

“Safe Arrival” Protocol

Quarantine (Self-Isolation) Plan:

As part of the Quarantine Act, travelers to Canada are required to self-isolate for 14 days. This means that students will have to stay in their own room for 14 days and avoid contact with (keep a 2 metre distance from) others. The homestay family or hotel will provide students with food, clean linens, a comfortable room and access to them via text message, FaceTime and other remote communication.

Student Expectations

  • Cloud Nine College will subcontract Homestay services with families that are able to follow our standar procedures in case you wish to arrange these services with Cloud Nine College.
  • Stay in your room as much as possible and away from others.
  • Keep your room well-ventilated and clean – open your window to let the air circulate.
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands frequently with plain soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use a separate towel, kept away from others; cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing, or use a tissue. Avoid coughing into either your hands or into the air. Dispose of used tissues right away into a trash bin and immediately wash your hands.
  • Use a separate bathroom if possible. Clean the bathroom regularly with household cleaning products. Flush the toilet with the lid down. In hotels, in accordance with each hotel’s “Safe Stay” protocols, clean the bathroom regularly with household cleaning products.
  • Find some time to go outside each day; you can stay in a private place like the yard. Do not go to school or into other public areas.
  • Stay connected – text, email, FaceTime with your friends and family.
  • Monitor your physical and mental well-being – if you are not feeling well with symptoms that resemble COVID-19, ask your host to help you complete an online self-assessment to determine

if you need further assessment or testing.

  • Visit: – if you cannot use the online tool, call 8-1-1.
  • Package up your garbage – empty garbage frequently and wash your hands immediately.
  • Take care with laundry – the clothes you wore during your flight should be washed immediately and all of your clothes should be washed separately from other people’s laundry. You will need to wash and fold your own laundry.
  • Keep your bathroom space clean and disinfected. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, dressers, and other surfaces at least once a day.
  • Keep your personal items separate from those belonging to others.
  • Eat in your room. Your host or hotel will bring your meals to your room. Leave the dirty dishes outside your door when you are finished. Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils.
  • Avoid prolonged periods of inactivity, try watching Yoga videos online, this will help stretch your muscles.

Students are reminded that while these instructions and protocols may seem overwhelming, they are here to remind them to be careful of their contact with others during the 14-day quarantine.

Students are encouraged to reach out to their host family for assistance.

Students are reminded that quarantine (self-isolation) is a requirement of the Quarantine Act and is not optional.

After arriving in Canada, Government of Canada officials will call the student to monitor compliance with the mandatory quarantine. The student must be prepared to answer calls from 1-855-906-5585 or 613-221-3100. IMPORTANT: When contacting you during quarantine to ensure compliance, the Canadian

Under new requirements for air travel that take effect February 22, 2021, when a student arrives in Canada, they must take a COVID-19 test before leaving the airport and spend 3 days in quarantine at a federal government-authorized hotel. With a clear test result, the student can proceed to the quarantine site identified in their quarantine plan.  Ten-days into their quarantine, the student will use a take-home test provided at their arrival in Canada. A further clear result is required before leaving quarantine at 14 days. 

The list of government-authorized hotels is be available:

If a case turns up at CNC campus, Case Management and Communication Plan

In the event there is a positive case of COVID-19 at CNC, we will follow the protocols established by the established by the Provincial and Federal Health and Government authorities. Employees and students who have been in contact with affected person or working on the same campus will be notified straight away and will need to isolate for 14 days and follow the protocols below: When managing any cases of COVID-19 affecting CNC students and staff, we will promptly inform the Vancouver Health authority and take the required steps, including: contacting and supporting any affected students, teachers, staff and visitors; updating the affected CNC staff and students through social media and the our website; posting public notices in building CNC COVID-19 Safety Plan 2nd floor, 4723 Hastings Street, Burnaby campus entrances and public spaces; and closing any campuses as directed/if required by local health officials.

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