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Required COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program

As you return to in-person teaching and learning, research, or working on campus, or if you have been working on campus throughout the pandemic, UBC remains committed to protecting your safety and wellbeing and that of all members of our community.

UBC requires COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

As the first step of the COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program, all students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online, confidential declaration of their vaccination status. This information will be used to determine whether you are required to participate in UBC’s COVID-19 rapid testing program or are eligible for an exemption.

Those who indicate that they are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or do not disclose their vaccination status, will be required to take part in regular COVID-19 rapid testing when working or studying on one of UBC’s campuses or at an off-campus facilities controlled by UBC. To complete your Vaccination Status Declaration, you need your Campus Wide Login (CWL) and complete the following steps.

  1. You will be prompted to answer a question about your vaccination status.
  2. If you declare that you have been fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide verification of vaccination at a later date and will not need to take part in the COVID-19 rapid testing program. After that, audits will be conducted as part of the program, and students, faculty and staff may need to provide additional information if requested.
  3. If you indicate that you are not fully vaccinated, or you choose not to disclose your status, you will receive further communication about rapid testing and the next steps you need to follow.

If you cannot access the declaration website, you can use the paper version available here (PDF).

COVID-19 Rapid Testing

If you are a student, faculty member or staff member and are not fully vaccinated, or prefer not to disclose your status, you will need to take part in COVID-19 rapid testing. You will be contacted with information about the next steps to follow as part of the COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program.

Please note that COVID-19 rapid testing is not considered a substitute for vaccination. We strongly encourage all eligible students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated. For more information about BC’s immunization program and how to obtain a vaccination please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register.


Additional COVID-19 related information can be found at:

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program please contact ready.ubc@ubc.ca