The health and safety of everyone at Learning Languages Institute (LLI) and London communities remains our highest priority.
Ontario has lifted the legal requirement to wear masks, and provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer required. However, in the interest of keeping both our students and staff safe, Learning Languages Institute require that:
- All individuals who are participating in classes or in LLI campus activities in person must be vaccinated.
- All students are requested to wear a mask if they are able to do so.
Our COVID-19 policy is in line with advice from the Ministry of College and Universities issued on July 22,2022 which states:
“PSE institutions have the discretion to maintain health and safety policies on their campuses, such as COVID-19 vaccination and/or masking policies. PSE institutions are encouraged to continue partnerships with local public health units to determine and support the best practices to ensure health and safety of PSE communities.”
Staying up to date with vaccines is the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19. All students, staff and faculty are required to complete the vaccination status declaration form to disclose their current vaccination status as soon as possible.
In order to attend classes in person, your vaccination status declaration form must be completed before 9:00am on Tuesday even if you are not fully vaccinated.
If you declare on the form that you are fully vaccinated, you are requested to upload proof of their vaccination status.
If you are partially vaccinated and/or planning to be fully vaccinated on arrival in Canada, we can provide you with information on vaccination procedures in London and Mississauga. If you have questions about getting a vaccine, please contact our main office and we can refer you to a local medical expert here in London, Ontario Canada.
If you fall ill with COVID-19
We request that all students, faculty and staff stay home if feeling unwell or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
The COVID-19 self-assessment tool ( https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/) has advice on next steps to take if you have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms or are concerned you may still have COVID-19.
You should take a COVID-19 test as soon as possible after feeling unwell. The Provincial Antigen Screening Program (PASP) in Ontario has been extended to December 31, 2022. This ensures that LLI continue to have access to Rapid Antigen Tests for all out students and staff. If you need to take a test, please contact the office as soon as possible.
If you are unable to attend due to illness, LLI may be able to connect you to your classes virtually, so you don’t miss any of your studies.
Verification documentation will be kept confidential in compliance with statutory privacy requirements and will only be shared with a limited number of dedicated LLI staff as required to protect our community. Vaccination status will be shared on a need-to-know basis for purposes of establishing eligibility to participate in in-person LLI activities and follow-up, as necessary.
Mask wearing at Learning Languages Institute
In line with the latest advice from the province on Ontario:
“You should continue to wear a mask if:
- you feel it is right for you
- you are at high risk for severe illness
- you are recovering from COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19
- you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19”
Travel to Canada from abroad
According to the latest Ministry information:
“As of July 19, 2022, federal travel requires mandatory random testing for travellers who qualify as fully vaccinated, arriving in Canada by air to the four major Canadian airports, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto.”
LLI will continue to monitor federal travel requirements that may apply to our international students and support the health and safety of all our students while they are in Ontario.
Ontario Human Rights Code
For individuals who request an accommodation for medical or protected human rights under the Ontario Human Rights Code, a confidential process for assessing those accommodation requests through the relevant offices will be followed. We expect that accommodations on these grounds, based on regulatory or clinical definitions, will be rare.
Vaccination declaration form