Coming to Campus

What you need to know before coming to campus

Your health and safety is our top priority when you return to campus. 
To ensure the health and safety of the SLC community, please: 

  • Follow the established protocols
  • Only come to campus if you are specifically required to (have been confirmed as having a class or needing to be there)
  • Go directly to the designated point of entry
  • Wear a mask while on campus
  • Stay home if you: 
    • are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test 
    • have COVID-19 symptoms 
    • are at risk of contracting COVID-19

Important note: If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 follow these processes for students and employees. 

Before Coming to Campus 

Students returning to campus as part of their program delivery MUST complete the following steps before accessing campus: 

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Health & Safety Awareness Training: A Guide for Students Returning to Campus 
  2. Confirm your acceptance of the Student Conduct Agreement for COVID-19 (the form can be found in the training above) 
  3. Ensure the SLC Safe app is on your phone or device so you are prepared for the screening to access campus. Download from Apple Store or Google Play. You will be required to complete the questionnaire each time you come to campus.  

All students and employees are required to complete mandatory health and safety awareness training before coming to campus. 

You’ll see signage outlining the guidelines and precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of everyone who enters our buildings.

Complete the pre-screening questionnaire each time you come to campus

Before coming to campus, students and employees are required to complete a pre-screening questionnaire on the SLC Safe app. The app is free to download on your mobile device. Screening questions will include COVID-19 symptoms, travel history, and if you have had close contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms.

Students will not be penalized for being absent from classes if they are ill and are required to stay home. 

Limit time spent on campus

  • Students should limit their time on campus by arriving just before their class and departing immediately after.
  • Faculty and staff should only be on campus for the amount of time required to facilitate student activities. 
  • Remaining on campus with no scheduled activities is discouraged. 
  • Visitors will not be permitted on campus.  

Access campus through designated entrances 

A small number of entrances have been designated for each campus.

  • E1 - Main entrance
  • E18 - Blue wing entrance located near the School of Trades and Skilled Trades and Tourism office
  • E1 - Main entrance
  • E1 - Main entrance

Wearing a Mask or face covering

  • All employees and students are required to wear a mask or face covering while on campus in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall.
  • Please bring your own mask to wear on campus. 
  • View the College's Mandatory Mask Policy.

Physical distancing 

  • Everyone on campus will be expected to respect physical distancing measures by keeping a distance of 2 metres (or six feet) from others.
  • Please follow Public Health recommendations and frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use the hand sanitizer provided.  

Cleaning and disinfecting

  • SLC has enhanced daily cleaning of common touchpoints such as door handles, elevator buttons, stair rails, etc. along with other recommendations provided by Public Health.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been installed in key areas.
  • We are asking all students and faculty to wipe down their individual stations and equipment. This is an extra precaution to ensure the safety of the user. 

Stay home if you are ill

  • If you are ill or have come into contact with someone who is a confirmed case, do not come on campus or attend an off-campus activity.
  • Take this self-assessment if you were exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, have COVID-19 symptoms, or are at risk of contracting COVID-19. 
  • If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 follow these processes for students and employees.

COVID-19 Testing 

The Government of Ontario has recently updated the parameters for COVID-19 testing. 

If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms

If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, only an assessment centre can test you. Some of the more commonly reported symptoms include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath (unable to breathe deeply), fever (temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher), chills, fatigue or weakness, muscle aches, new loss of smell or taste, long-lasting headache, digestive issues (stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting).

If you do not have symptoms

You can get tested at an assessment centre if you are not showing symptoms and:

  • Your public health unit or the COVID Alert app notifies you that you have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus
  • You live or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified by your local public health unit
  • You belong to a specific group outlined in guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health

Important note: If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 follow these processes for students and employees.  


As of March 1, 2021, parking at all SLC parking lots will be free. If you bought a winter semester parking permit, you will receive an automatic prorated refund for winter semester parking permits on the credit card used to purchase for the remaining value as of March 1, 2021. This refund should appear on your credit card by March 15, 2021.

Free Parking FAQs

Carpooling Safety

Commute Ontario has created an online guide for carpooling etiquette, cleaning/disinfecting a vehicle, and vehicle checklist.

To keep everyone safe, here are some helpful tips:  

  • Avoid carpooling, if possible 
  • Limit carpooling to a member of your academic cohort, if possible 
  • Stay home if the driver or the passenger is ill 
  • Wear a mask or face covering over the nose, mouth, and chin 
  • Maintain physical distancing requirements by limiting the number of passengers in the vehicle 
  • Follow hand washing and cough etiquette 
  • Have hand sanitizer in the vehicle 
  • Avoid recirculating air during transport and set the climate control system to circulate fresh air 
  • Disinfect the vehicle regularly 

More information about physical distancing and COVID-19 symptoms can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website.

Food Services

Limited food services are available on our Kingston campus. Our Brockville and Cornwall campus will have access to a healthy selection of prepared take-out options.

Campus Services

Many student resources and supports are still available virtually.  Fitness centres, gymnasiums, on-campus library space (online library services available), student government offices, and computer labs remain closed at this time.


  • Email: Many staff and faculty are working remotely. In most cases, email is the best way to connect with the College. 
  • Text: Chat with an SLC representative by texting 613.801.8580
  • Live Chat: Chats will be monitored Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The live chat will open in another tab.