POST-SECONDARY SECTOR – Liability Protection

POST-SECONDARY SECTOR – Liability Protection: The BC Government has taken steps to protect people from legal proceedings for civil damages that result from transmission or exposure to COVID-19. This coverage can give comfort to people that they have protection from civil proceedings as we restart our economy and collectively continue on the path towards recovery. The protection covers any person, whether in a paid or unpaid positions, who operates or provides an essential service, operates a for-profit activity such as a business, or engages in an activity with a community benefit, which includes the advancement of education. It is important to note, however, that the protection only exists if the person has followed all emergency and public health guidance, or reasonably believes that they have done so. For more information, please visit:


Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response. Please share this update broadly within your respective institutions.

COVID-19 Resources:

  • Guidelines for BC’s post-secondary sector are hosted on the Ministry’s public website.
  • Guidance and recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer are available online at the COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information website.
  • If you require advice regarding a potential COVID-19 case, please contact your local Medical Health Officer.