COVID-19 Safety Plan

Coffee Survival Guide

Update April 12th, 2021

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The Canadian Government has provided information for where to get vaccinated in your province or territory here:

We share a common goal to protect the health and safety of ourselves and each other in the classroom. In the context of COVID-19, this means teachers and students are responsible for their own personal self-care, which includes frequent hand washing and staying home when sick. Also, please report unsafe conditions during class to each other and the Teachers.

We have taken action to alter our school interior for your safety and will keep a locked door policy during class time from outside entry. No one will be permitted unless they are part of the class.

Furthermore, we will resume classes at half capacity until such time that the government authorities pass measures that allow us to operate at full capacity. If you plan to attend with a family member then please notify us. 

The following guidelines will provide you as a potential student with information and resources to assist you in ensuring the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 is minimized while attending classes. 

We Will Provide:

  • We will sanitize washrooms, door handles, light switches, desks, chairs, coffee tools and machinery when necessary.
  • Gloves and face shields are available for your use.

We Expect Your Participation by:

  • An easily accessible hand-washing station is set up on site for all students and Teachers. Please wash your hands upon arriving for class, before and after breaks, before and after handling common tools, materials and equipment.
  • Please bring with you a face mask/respirator to wear at all times, gloves, pen and paper for note taking, drinks and food that you can easily serve yourself with.
  • Please do not share food or drink items and maintain socially safe distances at all times.

Socially safe distances are a minimum of 6’ or 2 meters.

We must work together to insure safety for you and the Teachers. Please follow the recommended guidelines.

Before Class Checklist:

Follow this link, use the online app or web application.

For our Vancouver Campus: This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment for COVID-19 testing by a healthcare provider or at a local collection centre.

For our Calgary Campus: COVID Self Assessment

From the Government of Canada: Pandemic (COVID-19) Tip Sheets

For our Toronto Campus:

Symptoms include:

  • Fever*
  • Cough (new cough or worsening chronic cough)*
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (new or worsening)*
  • Runny nose*
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore throat*
  • Painful swallowing
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • Feeling unwell in general, or new fatigue or severe exhaustion
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite)
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye

*If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat, you are legally required to isolate for at least 10 days from the start of your symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer.

If you have any of the other symptoms, stay home and minimize your contact with others until your symptoms resolve.

If you have arrived from outside of Canada, or have been in contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, Please notify us immediately and self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

Alberta Campus: Monitor your health and call Health Link 811

Vancouver Campus: WorkSafeBC’s Prevention Information Line at 604.276.3100 in the Lower Mainland (toll-free within B.C. at 1.888.621.SAFE)

If you are travelling to our classes from within Canada please check here for up to date information and precautions to consider.

Call or Email us if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to a class


March 12th, 2020

COVID-19 is of concern to us all, and at this time we are closely following Health Recommendations by the Government of Canada as well as following the lead of our public schools. We are offering online courses until such time that we can re-open our campuses and have our in-person classes once again. 

These measures taken are meant to contain COVID-19.

The Academy has 3 campuses in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Some of our Teachers instruct at multiple campuses. 

We are putting all the Academy classes in Hiatus until further notice. 

We can provide video and or phone consultation to those of you in a time sensitive part of your project, for example, your lease is about to start and readying to open your cafe, you are in mid-construction,  etc,… 

This consultation class will help with the issues you might face in such a time-sensitive situation. 

This option is not the full course that we normally offer , which is both an in-person and hands on experience at the campus, but, meant to relieve any undue pressure that time-sensitive projects can produce. And, if you are already registered for the Opening a Coffee Business Course than you will have your original registration still in-tact. 

If you can wait until a later date, then,  please choose from our online calendar any of date(s) that you like and we will make sure to register you for that. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. 

We will continue to do our best to serve you and do whatever we can to help you. 

The Canadian Barista Academy Team

Watch this Video to Learn More about what you can do: 

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