Fall 2022

With the recent announcement from the Government of Ontario that the mask mandate will be lifted on March 21, 2022, please note that both the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science and École d’optométrie de l’U. de Montréal will still require ALL persons entering the building to wear a medical grade mask, regardless of vaccination status.

University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science: update: candidates are not required to wear a face shield/ eye wear.

École d’optométrie de l’U. de Montréal: update: candidates are not required to wear a face shield/ eye wear.

If you:

·         have tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR, Rapid Molecular, or Rapid Antigen test.

·         have been told by Public Health that you have a “probable case” of COVID-19.

·         or you are considered to have COVID-19

You must: self-isolate immediately from the day your symptoms started or the day of your positive test result (if you have no symptoms).

To find out how long you need to self-isolate, review the table below or link provided:

5 Days after symptom onset or positive test date, whichever happened first

 

  • Individuals 12+ who are NOT fully vaccinated 
  • Individuals with a weak immune system (immunocompromised)*
  • Hospitalized for COVID-19 related illness (not in ICU) or residing in other high-risk settings (e.g. long-term care home, or congregate setting)

10 Days after symptom onset or positive test date, whichever happened first

 

The recommended length of self-isolation is calculated from the dates of the specimen collection or symptom onset (whichever is earlier). The length of self- isolation also depends on age, vaccination status, severity of infection, and immune status. In all scenarios, symptoms need to be improving for 24 hours (or 48 hours if gastrointestinal symptoms) and there must be no fever present prior to ending self-isolation

You must not enter the building on exam day if you are showing symptoms and/or have tested positive within the timeframes noted in the chart above.

You must contact OEBC immediately, if you are affected by COVID 19 which will impact your exam attempt.

The Exam Team

OEBC staff will be observing the public health protocols relating to COVID -19 and limiting time spent in the office. Please be advised that during this time, voicemail messages will be checked occasionally. To ensure that information is communicated effectively and accurately please email exams@oebc.ca. An exam staff member with reply at their earliest opportunity. We thank you for your patience during this time.

The health and safety of our candidates and exam personnel is of paramount importance to us. OEBC is continually monitoring the situation and implementing strategies for the safe administration of the exam at this difficult time. We will provide updates as new information becomes available.

If you have a question, please email us at exams@oebc.

If there is a situation beyond the control of the candidate (i.e., illness, an accident, emergency, bereavement), the candidate may apply to OEBC for a deferment to the next administration. Please reach out to exams@oebc.ca to discuss this deferment option or any other questions you may have.

UW Screening 2022 – no longer required

COVID FAQ’s Spring 2021

COVID-19 FAQ’s Spring Deferment 

COVID-19 Administration Protocols 

Exam Day Covid-19 Flyer

OEBC COVID-19 Administration Update

La santé et la sécurité de nos candidates, de nos candidats et des membres de notre personnel sont d’une importance capitale pour notre organisme. Nous suivons la situation de près et adoptons diverses stratégies pour assurer la tenue de l’examen de manière sécuritaire en cette période éprouvante. Nous vous ferons part de tout changement à mesure qu’il y aura de nouveaux renseignements.

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec nous par courrier électronique à l’adresse exams@oebc.ca

Toutefois, si la situation est indépendante de la volonté du candidat (p. ex. maladie, accident, urgence, décès), ce dernier peut demander le report de son inscription à la prochaine séance. 

COVID-19 Protocoles d’administration BEOC

Flyer du jour de l’examen – printemps 2021

Mise à jour du BEOC relativement à la séance printanière ‒ COVID-19