Visitors to campus

COVID-19 public health measures 

updated: Nov. 26, 2021 

 

As of Nov. 15, 2021, the only valid Alberta-issued proof of vaccination will be the Alberta vaccine records with the QR Code (paper or digital). 

 

Effective immediately, all visitors to campus age 12 and over are expected to show: 

  1. Proof of fully vaccinated status (approved by World Health Organization) or
  2. Proof of negative COVID-19 test: Tests must be paid for by the user, and must be Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test completed within the previous 72 hours from attending campus. Tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories will not be accepted.

How to get your proof of vaccination status

The Government of Alberta has identified options for how to demonstrate proof of vaccination.

  • The AB Covid Records Verifier App was updated on Nov. 9, 2021 and will now scan QR codes from other Canadian provinces/territories. 
  • Vaccination records from First Nations, military, other provinces and international travelers will continue to be accepted.
  • Effective Jan. 1, 2022, all individuals including visitors, guests and volunteers who attend university facilities must be fully vaccinated and upon request provide proof of vaccination.  For further information please see the UCalgary Directive on Expectations for Vaccinations on Campus 
  • Use the Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccine record  system to access your card-sized COVID-19 vaccination record.
  • Children: Those under the age of 12 would not need to provide proof of immunization or a negative test at this time.

Who does this include?

Visitors include any individual visiting the University of Calgary campus (indoor or outdoor), or attending a university-hosted event off-campus, who IS NOT a UCalgary student, staff or faculty member.

This includes (but not limited to):

  • Event attendance
  • Participating in Active Living programs or using Active Living or Olympic Oval facilities (member or drop-in)
  • International athletes
  • Spectators of a sports event or game
  • Research study participants
  • Customers of the Bookstore or Mac Hall amenities
  • Members of the public who enter campus property
  • Members of the media

Contractors and suppliers should refer to this page.

FAQs

No. Currently the THRIVE app is only for faculty, staff and students.

The University of Calgary is supplying rapid test kits to faculty, staff and students. Please log in to Thrive Health to book a pick up. 

The kits are not available for contractors, suppliers or guests to campus.

All visitors should be prepared to show proof of full vaccination or negative rapid test within the past 72 hours any time they are on campus.

As of Nov. 15, 2021 the only valid Alberta-issued proof of vaccination will be the Alberta vaccine records with the QR Code (paper or digital).

All immunization documents must match the first and last name of the visitor on campus.

  1. Visitors over the age of 18

    Must present one piece of government-issued ID AND one of the following: 

    • As of Nov. 15, 2021 the only valid Alberta-issued proof of vaccination will be the Alberta vaccine records with the QR Code (paper or digital). 
    • Vaccination records from First Nations, military, other provinces and international travelers will continue to be accepted.
    • Vaccine passport or immunization record from home jurisdiction, or for international visitors, the ArriveCan app code and picture ID 
  2. Youth visitors aged 12 - 18

    Must present one of the following:

    • As of Nov. 15, 2021 the only valid Alberta-issued proof of vaccination will be the Alberta vaccine records with the QR Code (paper or digital). 
    • Vaccination records from First Nations, military, other provinces and international travelers will continue to be accepted.
    • Vaccine passport or immunization record from home jurisdiction, or for international visitors, the ArriveCan app code and picture ID 
  3. Children under the age of 12

    Children under the age of 12 are not required to show documentation.  

All tests must be privately paid, Health Canada-approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test completed within the previous 72 hours. All documents must match the first and last name of the visitor.

  1. Visitors over the age of 18

    Must present one piece of government-issued ID AND the following: 

    Document that shows valid test results and clearly outlines: 

    1. The type of test 
    2. Time of sample collection 
    3. Clear indication of a negative result and 
    4. The name/logo of the laboratory that completed the test. 

    NOTE: Test results documentation must be a physical copy. Photos of a home self-rapid test result taken offsite will not be accepted. Tests must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories. 

  2. Youth visitors aged 12-18

    Must present the following:

    A document that shows valid test results and clearly outlines: 

    1. The type of test 
    2. Time of sample collection 
    3. Clear indication of a negative result and 
    4. The name/logo of the laboratory that completed the test. 

    NOTE: Test results documentation must be a physical copy. Photos of a home self-rapid test result taken offsite will not be accepted. Tests must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories. 

  3. Children under the age of 12

    Children under the age of 12 are not required to show documentation.  

Research participants are required to provide proof of full vaccination status or a negative test result in order to be permitted on campus, except in specific cases.

Please speak with your study coordinator who will be able to advise you.

If you have questions or concerns as a visitor on campus, please email covid19comms@ucalgary.ca


Event organizers:

For those organizing events, further information is available on the Guidelines for Visitors Accessing UCalgary page. Access to this page is restricted and will require CAS sign-in.