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Vaccination Policy

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ILSC Education Group requires all students, employees, homestay partners, contractors, and visitors who come to any of its campuses and testing locations or host our students, to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated, or have a valid medical exemption.

ILSC & Greystone College’s on-campus activities, as well as this policy, will continue to be subject to local public health regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including our approved COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.

Public health guidance on definition and measures for fully-vaccinated, partially-vaccinated, and unvaccinated individuals may continue to evolve and could affect this policy.

This policy applies to all ILSC & Greystone College students, employees, and contractors on all ILSC or Greystone College campuses and testing centres as of February 28, 2022.

 

ILSC & Greystone College will accept the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) unless otherwise stated in local health regulations. Currently these WHO vaccines include:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer / BioNTech
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca
  • Serum Institute of India (Covishield)
  • SinoPharm / Beijing Institute of Biological Products (BIBP)
  • Sinovac
  • Covaxin

Individuals who have been vaccinated with a vaccine other than those approved by the World Health Organization will not be allowed on campus until 7-14 days after receiving a full series, or combination of, WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines, subject to local requirements.

Individuals coming on campus or any testing centres on or after February 28, 2022 will be required to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine.

  • Students coming on campus will be required to check in to the campus using their state or provincial issued COVID-19 vaccination certificate or otherwise upload their government issued COVID-19 vaccination receipt or government issued verifiable vaccination credential using the myILSC or myGreystone Apps.
  • Employees and contractors will be required to show their government issued COVID-19 vaccination receipt or government issued verifiable vaccination credential to their manager. This visual verification information will be tracked and retained confidentially by Human Resources and would only be disclosed as required by local health and/or government authorities.

Individuals who make false attestations about, or provide false documents related to, being vaccinated may be subject to disciplinary actions, up to and including expulsion for students, termination for employees, voiding of contracts for clients and contractors and removal/restriction from campus for visitors and/or any other attendees; such individuals could also be at risk of criminal liability.

Personal information will be retained confidentially by Human Resources and would only be disclosed as required to administer and apply this policy or as otherwise required by law.

Personal health information, including attestations and other proofs of vaccination, collected by ILSC or Greystone College will be stored in accordance with ILSC’s Privacy Policy and applicable privacy laws.

Non-vaccinated students will be given the option to participate in online classes to the extent they are available.

ILSC & Greystone College will consider accommodations based on established protected human rights grounds for unvaccinated students or employees, on an individual basis.

To continue to protect the health and safety of the campus community and at the sole discretion of ILSC & Greystone College, students, employees, and contractors with an approved medical or other lawful exemption to being vaccinated may be accommodated through measures, including online learning or work opportunities, up to the point of undue hardship.

Requests for medical exemptions will be considered upon completion and presentation of ILSC & Greystone College’s Request for Medical Exemption form. ILSC & Greystone College reserves the right to have the form reviewed by applicable medical specialists. See Appendix A – ILSC & Greystone College - Statement of Medical Exemption.

ILSC & Greystone College may request the student, employee, or contractor, to provide sufficient proof of their entitlement to accommodation. Failure to provide the requested information may result in the exemption and accommodation being denied.

ILSC & Greystone College will work with students and employees to facilitate access to local vaccination sites. Students will not be marked absent for the purpose of getting a vaccination.

Employees who can only attend a vaccination appointment during regular work hours will not be subject to a loss of pay for the purpose of obtaining their vaccination.

Government and public health orders, guidelines and restrictions, and business and industry best practices regarding COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines are changing rapidly as new information becomes available and further research is conducted.

ILSC & Greystone College reserves the right to modify this policy, or any other COVID-19 related requirements, at any time in its sole discretion.

Please direct any questions regarding this policy to your manager.

Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to your most common questions about our new vaccination policy.

ILSC and Greystone College will accept the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Currently these include:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer / BioNTech
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca
  • Serum Institute of India (Covishield)
  • SinoPharm / Beijing Institute of Biological Products (BIBP)
  • Sinovac
  • Covaxin
 

Under ILSC and Greystone College’s Vaccination Policy, you are considered fully vaccinated under the following circumstances:

In Australia

  • You received two doses, at least 14 days apart, of the Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, COVISHIELD, SinoPharm, Sinovac, or Covaxin vaccines and it has been at least 7 days since you received your second dose (mixed doses are acceptable); OR
  • You received one dose of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine and it has been at least 7 days since you received it.

In Montreal & Vancouver

EITHER

  • You received one dose of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine and it has been at least 14 days since you received it;
  • You received two doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, COVISHIELD, SinoPharm, Sinovac, or Covaxin vaccines and it has been at least 14 days since you received your second dose; OR
  • You received a mix of two different vaccine doses from Canada’s Approved double-dose vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, or AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD) and it has been at least 14 days since you received your second dose.

In Toronto

EITHER

  • You received one dose of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine and it has been at least 14 days since you received it;
  • You received two doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, or AstraZeneca vaccines and it has been at least 14 days since you received your second dose;
  • You received two doses of a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, as well as one dose of either Modern or Pfizer and 14 days have passed since you received your dose of Moderna or Pfizer, OR
  • You received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the WHO but not authorized by Health Canada and it has been at least 14 days since you received your third dose OR
  • You received a mix of two different vaccine doses from Canada’s Approved double-dose vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, or AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD) and it has been at least 14 days since you received your second dose.

Starting on February 28, 2022, you must be fully-vaccinated to access ILSC & Greystone College campuses unless you have a medical exemption that has been approved by ILSC and Greystone College.

  • Fully-vaccinated individuals will be able to work or study at our schools.
  • Partially or Unvaccinated students will be given the option to participate in online classes to the extent they are available.
  • Employees, and contractors with an approved medical or other lawful exemption to being vaccinated may be accommodated through measures, including online work opportunities, up to the point of undue hardship.

ILSC and Greystone College will work with students and staff to facilitate access to local vaccination sites. Please talk to our local staff for more information. Students will not be marked absent for the purpose of getting a vaccination. Staff can access paid sick time for the purpose of obtaining a vaccination.

Learn more about where to get vaccinated in your city:

Subject to approval from a medical professional regarding your personal circumstances, you can get vaccinated for free in Australia or Canada with an approved vaccine even if you have already been vaccinated with another vaccine in your home country.

6 weeks.* There needs to be a 28-day (4 weeks) gap between the 1st and the 2nd doses. Individuals are considered to be fully-vaccinated 14 days (about 2 weeks) after they receive their 2nd dose.

*For the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine, the time frame is 2 weeks; however, this vaccine has limited availability.

You can participate in online classes to the extent they are available until you are considered fully vaccinated (14 days after the last dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccination course according to the local requirements that apply in your study city).

Students coming on campus will be required to upload their dose administration receipt using the myILSC or myGreystone Apps. Alternatively, you can email your proof of vaccination to advisors on campus.

Individuals who make false attestations about, or provide false documents related to being vaccinated may be subject to disciplinary actions, up to and including expulsion for students, termination for staff, voiding of contracts for clients and contractors and removal/restriction from campus for visitors/or any other attendees. Such individuals could also be at risk of criminal liability.

Personal health information, including attestations and other proofs of vaccination, collected by ILSC or Greystone College will be stored in accordance with ILSC’s Privacy Policy.

Individuals’ private health information will not be disclosed alongside any other identifying data.

Fully-vaccinated individuals can still contract COVID 19, so you should still watch out for symptoms and stay away from others. Students/staff are required to do a daily health screening in order to access the campus.

ILSC and Greystone College will consider, on an individual basis, requests from students and staff for exemptions on medical grounds; however, these individuals will still be required to complete weekly negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR tests, subject to the approved medical accommodation.

Requests for medical exemptions will be considered upon completion and presentation of the ILSC & Greystone College - Statement of Medical Exemption form. ILSC and Greystone College reserves the right to have the form reviewed by applicable medical specialists.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

We've created a variety of resources to support staff and students to have safe working, learning and living experiences during COVID-19.

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