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Dear families,

Colder weather often brings thoughts about travelling to warmer destinations. Here’s what you need to know if your child is not yet vaccinated and what it means for returning to school from an international destination.

We follow federal travel guidelines around COVID-19. These guidelines state that:

unvaccinated persons, including children, who travel outside of Canada cannot attend school for 14 days following their return.

This restriction also applies to:

  • day cares and camps
  • settings where they might have contact with vulnerable people (e.g. long-term care facility) or those who are immune compromised.
  • Large crowded indoor or outdoor settings (e.g. amusement parks, sporting events)
  • Crowded public transportation that does not ensure physical distancing

*Unvaccinated youth ages of 12-17, must fully quarantine for 14 days.

If you decide to travel internationally with your unvaccinated children, please coordinate with your teacher and school before you leave to ensure your child stays on top of schoolwork while they are away and for the 14 days following their return. There is not an option for virtual or hybrid learning.

For more information on federal guidance and restrictions, visit canada.ca/coronavirus. For provincial measures, visit bccdc.ca/covid19 or call 811.

It is the responsibility of parents and families to know and understand the federal and provincial guidelines and regulations before they decide to travel. SD62 follows the regulations in the links listed above.


SD62 Communications Team


(For more SD62 updates please visit https://www.sd62.bc.ca/covid-19)