Here are a few frequently asked questions. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.
A: Monthly parking pass fees for April and May have been waived, with fees charged to be reimbursed. Daily parking fees across UBC campus were reinstated as of May 4, 2020. As such, the daily fee at TRIUMF is in effect at $6/day.
A: No, the Great Dane Cafe is closed until further notice.
A: Based on the latest advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada (April 6, 2020), wearing a non-medical mask in tandem with social distancing measures can help stop the spread of COVID-19. For more guidance about this recommendation, please see here. A mask does not constitute PPE.
A: Beginning August 4, 2020, masks/face coverings are mandatory in shared indoor spaces for all staff, visitors, contractors, and other personnel. This new policy serves to complement our existing health and safety protocols, such as physical distancing and hand hygiene.
The full policy can be found here: https://www.triumf.ca/sites/default/files/Mask%20Policy%20Final_w-illustrations.pdf
A: Instructions on how to make your own facemask can be found here: https://documents.triumf.ca/wdocushare/dsweb/Get/Document-182731.
Single use facemasks are available for free and can be picked up at Stores and Reception.
Q: What is TRIUMF’s plan for returning to work safely?
A: TRIUMF has an extensive return-to-work plan that has been developed by the Return-to-Site subcommittee of the COVID-19 task force. The first phase of the plan is informed by provincial public health directives, and includes requirements for maintaining social distancing and hygiene. Moving forward, the plan will follow the phased approach laid out by our provincial health authorities. The latest update to TRIUMF's Operational Plan can be found on the main COVID-19 Resource Page.
A: If the work is deemed essential by your supervisor, yes. However, proper social distancing and hygiene protocols must be followed to ensure that the work can be performed safely for all involved. For more information, please see https://www.triumf.ca/node/36018#hygiene.
In the cases where the safe work distance of 2 m cannot be maintained, please contact OHS to carry out a hazard assessment.
In the case of any concerns regarding workplace safetye, Occupational Health and Safety is available to carry out work area assessments as required.
A: Bottles of disinfectant have been distributed across the site; there are pick up stations available in the following locations: ISAC I Annex entrance, ISAC II main entrance, Main Office Building reception area, and the Service Annex (outside Room 101 - next to the DRD sign out station).
A: Yes, plans are underway to return to a modified schedule for scientific research, including beam delivery. More information is forthcoming as plans are finalized.
A: This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, pursuant to the criteria that the work can be performed safely and has been approved by TRIUMF leadership. Please work with your supervisor to determine the necessary arrangements for bringing contractors or visitors on site, including the completion of the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire and the requirement for the use of face coverings on site.
A: TRIUMF advises following the guidance provided by provincial authorities, including the BCCDC and the Government of British Columbia, both of whom suggest avoiding non-essential travel at this time. Note that some restrictions exists on domestic travel, and all individuals returning form international travel must undergo a 14-day self-isolation upon return to British Columbia.
A: The vaccination of TRIUMF staff and students will occur as per the guidance provided by the Government of British Columbia and its health authorities. For information for BC’s vaccination plan, please click here.