Safety Plans and FAQ

Social distancing sign from the Junior School

Safety Plans and Mask Policy

Our safety plans for each campus, for our staff and faculty, and our mask/face shield policy are available as pdf downloads.

SMUS Safety Plans

Junior School Safety Plan

Richmond Road Safety Plan

Back to Work Safety Plan

SMUS Mask/Face Shield Policy

Mask/Face Shield Policy

Please note all information is subject to change. Keep checking our Latest Information for updates.

General Expectations

  • The health and well-being of all participants, including students, faculty, staff, parents and campus visitors will be placed above all other considerations.
  • All individuals must adhere to all published guidelines for physical health, safety and hygiene including the SMUS Face Shield/Mask Policy. All individuals are expected to maintain physical distancing protocols. 
  • Any person who is unwell must stay home. Any person must not be on campus if they display any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or have had recent close contact with someone who been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19.
  • Anyone who becomes unwell or displays signs or symptoms will be isolated and arrangements will be made to leave campus (day community) or will be isolated in designated locations (boarding community).
  • Individuals are expected to follow hand and respiratory hygiene practices.
  • Individuals are expected to stay within their learning group cohort. If crossover of individuals from different cohorts is necessary then physical distancing is expected between cohort members and use of PPE is to be used, as required.
  • Individuals (International or Canadian) who have travelled outside of Canada will be expected to self isolate for 14 days prior to their return to the SMUS campus. 

COVID-19 Symptoms Physician Advice

The South Island Division of Family Practice and the Victoria Division of Family Practice have created two easy reference sheets you can download from our website. These reference sheets will be highly useful to our entire community.

Managing COVID-19 Symptoms At Home

Managing COVID-19 Symptoms At Home

Managing COVID-19 Symptoms At Home

Published: September, 2020

The South Island Division of Family Practice and the Victoria Division of Family Practice created this easy reference sheet for managing COVID-19 symptoms at home.

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Managing COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposures At School

Managing COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposures At School

Published: September, 2020

The South Island Division of Family Practice and the Victoria Division of Family Practice created this easy reference sheet for managing COVID-19 symptoms at school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Health and Wellness

Learn about policies and precautions we're taking to ensure the health and wellness of our community on campus.
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Campus Life

Find out about some of the changes taking place on campus to ensure physical distancing, including technology and transportation.
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Community Gatherings, Athletics & Arts

Specific information related to community gatherings as well as our arts and athletics programs.
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Boarding Safety

Learn more about precautions and plans specific to our boarding community.
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Visitors to Campus

Information about precautions around visitors to campus including parents and temporary staff.
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Health and Safety Mitigation Hierarchy

Following the Provincial Health Officer guidelines is essential for the health and safety of all individuals and groups as we return to a ‘new normal’ at SMUS during the COVID-19 pandemic. The prevention and mitigation strategies include:

  • Public Health Measures (enforcement of protocols, enhanced cleaning & sanitizing)
  • Environmental Measures (barriers, directional arrows, signage)
  • Administrative Measures (restructured timetables, staggered times, altered schedules, decreased density, learning cohorts)
  • Personal Measures (physical distancing, hand & respiratory etiquette)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (as a final layer after all of the other measures have been used)