As of July 4, 2022, Brock University has paused its COVID-19 vaccination and masking requirement. Masks will still be encouraged in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
*Please note that these processes are subject to change depending on COVID-19 public health directives and will be updated as new information is released.
On-Campus: Capacity and physical distancing restrictions have been removed. Indoor and outdoor events taking place on-campus will only be limited to the room/location total capacity.
Off-Campus: Event organizers and attendees will be required to adhere to public health guidelines and capacity restrictions for that location or venue, as applicable.
- All event organizers are strongly encouraged to use the Event Check-In app to track attendance at their in-person events. Students can download their event pass from ExperienceBU to check in and out of events, where organizers scan student event passes using the Event Check-In app.
- Event organizers can set a maximum number of RSVP’s on ExperienceBU, based on the number of students permitted in the room/location. The maximum RSVP cap should be inclusive of event organizers, entertainers, and volunteers.
- For events that are open to the public or where higher numbers of attendees are anticipated, defined entry points or check-in locations are strongly recommended
As of July 4, 2022, the masking requirement is no longer in place at Brock University.
Medical grade face masks are still highly recommended for students and required for faculty, staff, event organizers, volunteers, and speakers/entertainers who are able to at both indoor and outdoor events on-campus, as well as in public indoor spaces in Niagara especially when physical distancing (2m) is not possible.
COVID-19: How to wear a non-medical mask or face covering properly
- Wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer if water is not readily available.
- Choose a mask with the correct size and fit.
- Place the mask carefully, ensuring it covers the mouth and nose, with the nose piece on top.
- Place loops around each ear or tie securely to minimize any gaps between the face and the mask.
- Stretch mask to fit under chin and mold nose piece to bridge of nose.
- Avoid touching the mask while wearing
- Before removing mask, wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer if water is not readily available.
- When removing, do not touch the front of the mask but untie it/remove from behind, only touching the loops or ties of the mask.
- Place disposable masks immediately into garbage or if a face covering place directly into laundry or into a paper bag.
- After removal or whenever a used mask is inadvertently touched, clean hands using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
- Wash/replace masks as soon as they become damp or soiled with a new clean, dry mask.
- Cloth masks or face coverings can be washed with hot water & allow to dry thoroughly before wearing again.
- Non-medical masks that cannot be washed should be disposed of in a lined garbage bin.
Health and Safety
- Event organizers must ensure hand sanitizer and hand sanitization stations are nearby and accessible at events. Extra cleaning of high touch points is encouraged, and the use of shared equipment/items should be discouraged. If not possible, ensuring cleaning products are on-hand to disinfect in between uses will be required. Event organizers must also ensure that custodial is aware of room/space use so it may be cleaned afterwards.
All event organizers are required to have a Health and Safety plan (Word document) completed and included in their event submission. This plan must also be onsite during the in-person event. The province has developed guidelines for these plans that will help with creating the health and safety plan for the event. Event organizers and volunteers must review the plan and be able to answer questions.
Your plan must demonstrate that you:
- Understand the risks of COVID-19 transmission at events and your role in identifying and managing those risks
- Have identified potential transmission risks that may affect your event and opportunities to effectively manage those risks
- Have developed a pre-event safety checklist addressing COVID-19 risks
- Have a plan to communicate your safety policies and procedures to staff and attendees, including their critical role and responsibility in having a safe event
You must include your health & safety plan Word document as part of your SERMA event submission.
If you have not completed this plan or you need support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As of July 4, 2022, proof of vaccination and screening is no longer required at Brock University events.
It is highly recommended that all individuals attending an event continue to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms using guidance from the Ministry of Health. Event organizers should also post screening signage at events.
Members of the Brock community and visitors are asked to be vigilant and to self-monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, do not attend an event on or off-campus
- Student clubs and groups can resume non-essential international travel effective March 17, 2022.
- In addition to the normally required health and safety, emergency, and travel plans and waivers, all groups will need to provide a detailed isolation plan and demonstrate an understanding of the additional risks involved with traveling internationally during COVID-19.
Please review the Government of Ontario COVID-19 website for information about current and possible public health measures and restrictions while planning your event or activity to ensure your event plans are in alignment with provincial and public health guidelines.
Remember, Provincial Orders could change at any time – make sure to check often while planning and leading up to the date of your event/activity.
All organizers of events/gatherings, regardless of their purpose and size, have a responsibility to assess the risks associated with their event/gathering, and their ability to mitigate these risks and act in accordance with all provincial and federal orders and public health guidelines. Organizers are responsible for implementing measures to reduce the risk of infection among all those who participate in their activities (e.g. staff, performers, volunteers, attendees). This includes management of lines or crowds at entrance and exit points and around the perimeter of the event space.