Getting Tested

COVID-19 Testing for Individuals Experiencing Symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, you can use the following self-assessment tool developed with the BC Ministry of Health:

If You Are Arriving or Returning to Canada

If you're arriving and/or returning back to Canada, the government of Canada has made it mandatory for anyone entering Canada to self-quarantine. SFU's International Student Advising and Programs has created a self-isolation guide to help you through this process, and SFU has a mandatory safety course you must take.

If you have severe respiratory symptoms call 911.

For worsening cough and breathing, or concerns about worsening of your chronic medical conditions and need a medical appointment, call for an appointment, or further medical advice.

COVID-19 Testing for SFU Students Choosing to Travel Abroad from Canada

Travel outside of Canada is not recommended at this time due to COVID-19 risks.

In accordance with guidance from the Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia, SFU will no longer test asymptomatic people for COVID-19.  COVID-19 screening for purpose of international travel is NOT an insured service under BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) or GuardMe.

People choosing international travel at this time will need to access COVID-19 testing through a private clinic that provides this paid service.  The requirement for this service comes from the governmental health requirements of the destination country and may change unexpectedly, and may vary between destinations.

COVID-19 testing for travel is not available at SFU. 

A list of private (paid) testing sites can be found through the BC Centre for Disease Control website here:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Vaccinations are now underway in BC. Please be advised that the COVID-19 vaccine is not available for everyone at this time.

With limited vaccine supplies, first doses are being provided to those most at risk, starting with elderly residents in long-term care facilities and staff who care for them, as well as health care providers working in ICUs, ERs and COVID medical wards.

Other priority groups will receive the vaccine in the coming weeks. The latest information on timing and vaccine delivery can be found at the BCCDC website here.