Who Needs to Self-Isolate
International students who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or have been vaccinated by a vaccine not accepted by the Government of Canada. If this applies to your situation, you are required to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days upon arrival to the province. This is mandated by NL's Public Health officials. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in the province, please refer to the Government's wesbite.
Domestic students who reside outside of the Atlantic provinces may be required to self-isolate depending on their vaccination status. This is effective July 1st and more information can be found here.
***All students travelling to Memorial University must complete the arrivals form. If you have submitted an arrivals form prior to June 1, 2021 please resubmit ***
As part of your self-isolation, when you arrive in the province, you are required to attend daily check-ins via Brightspace that will be hosted by the Internationalization Office’s team of Peer Supporters.
Participation in these daily check-ins is a mandatory aspect of your self-isolation, and required by Memorial University, the Provincial Government, and the Federal Government. You will receive more information regarding these check-ins by email shortly before you arrive in Newfoundland. There are two check-in sessions offered in a day: a morning and an afternoon session. The morning session runs from 1oam to 12pm and the afternoon session from 2pm to 4pm so you can join either session that works best with your schedule.
Our Peer Supporters will connect with you during the daily check-in sessions to see how you are doing, whether you have questions/concerns, and convey any important updates relevant to you while self-isolating. In addition, they will provide valuable information about programs and services available to help you make the most of your time at Memorial.
Memorial’s Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is open, and staff are providing services to students via telephone and virtual sessions. Non-urgent counselling, physician and nurse appointments can be made by contacting the centre.
Students with urgent mental health concerns should avail of the following community based services:
- 24-hour mental health crisis line: (709) 737-4668 (local) or 1-888-737-4668 (province-wide).
- Mobile Crisis Response Team: 1-888-737-4668 St. John’s Region.
- 24 hour Walk-in Psychiatric Assessment Unit at the Waterford Hospital Site on Waterford Bridge Road: (709) 777-3021 or (709) 777-3022.
- Health Sciences Emergency Department on Columbus Drive in St. John’s: (709) 777-6335.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your arrival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.