Self-Isolation Do's and Don'ts

When arriving from international travel, or if you have come in contact with a person with COVID-19, you must self-isolate (even if you don’t have symptoms). This does not necessarily mean that you have COVID-19, but rather that you are at risk of contracting the virus and unintentionally passing it on to others. For more information, read this COVID-19 self-isolation checklist

Stay connected with SFU. You are welcome to keep in contact with SFU by contacting student_support@sfu.ca. One of our staff members will be assigned to students registered in the Self-isolation Program and regularly contact students throughout the isolation period.  Students must be responsive to contact (phone or email) from SFU.

Do's

  • Stay home for 14 days - attend classes/meetings online, use food delivery services, or online shopping.
  • Protect others - wash your hands frequently, wear a mask in all common/shared spaces and cough into your arm
  • Keep in contact with your friends and loved ones - set aside some time for a phone call or schedule a virtual dinner.
  • Get creative to prevent boredom.
  • Monitor yourself (and your family if applicable) for symptoms - visit the BC CDC website for more details.
  • Continue to exercise at home.

Dont's

  • Don’t go to your classes, work or other public areas (e.g. mall, fitness centre, place of worship)
  • Don’t have visitors - if someone is dropping off food/supplies, maintain a distance of 2 metres.
  • Don’t use public transportation, taxis or rideshares.
  • Don’t share personal items with others (e.g. toothbrush, towels, cigarettes, phones, computers) 
  • Don’t use drive-throughs for food/coffee or non-essential appointments (haircut, pedicure, spa)

Adapted from BC Ministry of Health and Centre for Disease Control. ( 2020). Retrieved from http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/Self-isolation_dos_donts.pdf

 

For international and US students travelling to Canada:

During your 14-day period of isolation, you must:

  • Undergo any health assessments that a quarantine officer requires
  • Regularly monitor your (and your family if applicable) signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Report to the public health authority specified by a screening officer or quarantine officer if you require additional medical care
  • Report your symptoms

 

Arrange for your necessities of life 

During self-isolation, you will need to arrange for necessary supplies (e.g. food, medication, soap, cleaning products) to be delivered to your place of self-isolation. Refer to the SFU International Services for Students guide for developing a 14-day COVID self-isolation plan for the following information:

  1. Arranging self-isolation accommodation
  2. Arranging direct transportation to your place of self-isolation
  3. Arranging food, groceries, and other personal items

Additional Resources: 

Contact

Email cares@sfu.ca and a representative from the Self-Isolation Support Team will contact you.