Post Secondary Education

Question:

Post-secondary Education interpretation?

Answer:

The revised Mandatory Order as of May 8 allows post-secondary institutions and private training companies to resume activities. However, virtual education options should be continued wherever possible.

 

Training companies and educational institutions admitting staff and students must follow the control measures and directives of Public Health and WorkSafeNB. It is important for these settings to implement appropriate public health measures to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst employees, students, and the public.

This includes the establishment of a COVID-19 Operational Plan that addresses, but is not limited to, physical distancing, cleaning and disinfecting, hand and respiratory hygiene, and pre-screening for symptoms. It is the responsibility of each institution to ensure they have a plan in place that outlines how they will manage the safe operation of their establishment.

Please note that any training that involves a practical component where students must practise on another student or another person is limited to regulated health professions as these businesses are permitted to open under Phase 2 (e.g. massage, dental). These programs are subject to the control measures outlined above. Students in all other professions (e.g. cosmetology, hair stylists and barbers) cannot practise on each other or another person at this time.

As things are constantly evolving, please visit www.gnb.ca/coronavirus regularly for the most up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19.