Ryerson Student Learning Centre: INFORMED CONSENT

While Ryerson University (the “University”) has put in place reasonable measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the University cannot guarantee that any individual using the University’s facilities, or participating in activities organized by the University, whether on-campus or off-campus (including student internships and placements) (collectively, the “Activities”) will not become infected with COVID-19. Prior to participation, all participants in the Activities are being asked to carefully review, confirm, and agree to the statements made below.

I understand that:
 COVID-19 is extremely contagious, can spread by person to person by contact with droplets produced by a person who has the virus, and has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization.

 by participating in Activities I could become infected with COVID-19, which could result in: extended quarantine/self-isolation, hospitalization that may require medical therapy/intervention or intensive care treatment, death, and other additional risks, some of which may not currently be known at this time. These risks could cause me to incur medical and other expenses. Certain individuals with underlying conditions are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing significant personal injury or death.

I agree that:
 I have informed myself of the risks of COVID-19. I knowingly, and willingly consent to participate in the Activities even though my participation and interaction with others could heighten the chances that I become infected with or spread COVID-19.

 Neither I, nor anyone in my household, has travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days.

 Neither I, nor anyone in my household, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, believes that they have been exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19, and/or is being directed by a health care provider to self-isolate.

 Both I and the individuals in my household are following recommended public health guidelines a much as possible including, but not limited to: practicing social distancing, engaging in proper hand washing, wearing masks while in enclosed public spaces, and respecting inter-provincial travel recommendations.

 I will not participate in any Activities if, in the fourteen (14) days prior to such activities, I have experienced any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 unless (a) I have received a negative Covid-19 test result; and (b) I did not travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days and (c) I have no close contact with someone tested positive for COVID-19 and (d) I am symptoms-free in the last 24 hours,

 I will abide by all policies, procedures, protocols, standards and instructions for health and safety that the University may impose related to the Activities to promote public health and safety. I understand and agree that failure to do so may result in dismissal from Activities.

 If my answers to any of the above statements change prior to me commencing the Activities or during the Activities, I will withdraw myself from the Activities and inform the University by emailing slchelp@ryerson.ca