COVID-19 Safety Plan for On-Campus Operations

All units on campus are required to have detailed COVID-19 safety plans in place prior to resuming operations on campus.

Queen's is providing a template to assist units with creating safety plans. Plans should reflect current public health guidelines and will need to be updated as public health guidelines evolve.

Plans may be subject to third-party scrutiny, including Ministry of Labour inspection. Provide as much detail as possible to ensure protocols are clearly articulated.


Until July 31

Units already operating on campus should consolidate existing information into the new safety template by July 31. Plans consolidating existing information will not need re-approval. If plans are significantly changing, they will need review and approval by the Health and Safety sub-group of the Campus Operations Group. 

Units not currently operating on campus should create safety plans using the new template at least two weeks prior to the anticipated date of return. Safety plans for planned return prior to July 31 will be centrally reviewed and approved by the Health and Safety sub-group of the Campus Operations Group.

After August 1

Safety plans must be developed (using the new template) for all units not currently operating on campus that intend to resume in-person operations.

These plans will be submitted centrally; however, they will not be centrally reviewed and approved. Faculties/departments will approve plans for their units.

Prepare and Submit Your Safety Plan

Step 1 (Optional): Prepare Your Submission

Use this Word template (optional) to collaborate with your team and prepare your submission. 

After development, your plan must be submitted via the online template

Questions? Check out our resources. You can also contact us

Download the template (DOC 146 KB)

Step 2 (Mandatory): Submit Online

Follow instructions provided within the template.

Select all check boxes that apply to populate your plan.

You will receive an email confirmation of your submission including a link to update your safety plan at any time.

The template will be updated (i.e., sections added or removed) as circumstances evolve.

Go to online template

Units are not strictly defined. Rather, it is at the discretion of the faculty or department to define their unit(s). The key is to ensure all people are covered by a safety plan. 

The safety plan is to be completed by the unit lead, and a copy must be shared with all team members. A copy should also be posted on the unit’s Health and Safety Board. A team education session on the safety plan is required.

Supervisors have a responsibility to ensure all workers are provided information and instruction on all COVID-19 health and safety protocols.