COVID Event Procedure FAQs

Please be mindful that event attendees will have different comfort levels. Please be understanding and compassionate of people's individual circumstances and individual choices.

I am with an internal department. Can we have meetings and/or events on our campuses?

Yes, events on campus are allowed. 

Do I need to wear a mask at my event?

Masks are still encouraged for all meetings, including work related meetings, particularly in spaces where we are in close proximity.

I am from outside the university, can I book space on SFU campuses for my group?

Yes, we have space available at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue and Harbour Centre for external groups requiring space. 

What about catering – can we order food and alcohol for our events?

  • Yes, our caterers are back on campus with new menus.
  • We can serve boxed lunches and dinners including buffets.
  • Alcohol in licensed spaces is also allowed.
  • Staff can be hired to help serve food (and will also be required to follow safety protocols).

Will we have to check for a vaccination card at our event?

As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required under public health orders to access businesses, events, and services. SFU continues to follow guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and will not be requiring proof of vaccination at events. 

The event organizer is responsible for the verification of BC Vaccine Cards as attendees enter the event.

SFU needs to be satisfied that the organizers are aware of the conditions and requirements of the Provincial Health Order and have the capacity to fulfill them. Given this, SFU will be conducting spot checks of events. 

We can accept any vaccines that are approved by the WHO:

  • Pfizer / BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • SinoPharm (Beijing) / Covilo / BBIBP-CorV
  • Sinovac/ CoronaVac

MECS has a signage template that you will be able to use for your event. Please click here to download a badge, poster, and tent card

Yes, if an event requires proof of immunization and a participant does not provide an organizer with proof in the form of a BC Vaccine Card (or other official forms of proof of immunization if visiting from out of province/country), they will be refused access to the event.