Given the recent change in the epidemiological situation, special emergency measures apply in the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec and the entire Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais regions. These measures apply until April 25, 2021 inclusively.

Go to the measures in force in your municipality to find out the specific instructions for your region.

Access to the campus in red zones

Distance learning must be preferred, unless the competencies to be acquired or evaluated as part of the program require students to be present in class.

It is strongly recommended that travel between regions be limited to activities that are necessary or essential. Close attention must be paid to travel between regions that are located in red zones and regions that are on a lower alert level.

Student residences in red zones

Student residences are closed to external visitors, barring certain exceptions. For example, a student who lives alone can be visited by one other person. However, the visitor should always be the same person.

Gatherings in common spaces in student residences are not permitted. Cafeterias in student residences may offer takeout options.

Measures for supporting students

An investment of $60 million has allowed the implementation of measures that foster educational perseverance and success during the 2020-2021 school year, such as:

  • the development of new pedagogical methods
  • the adaptation of ways teaching is provided in order to comply with physical distancing rules
  • the implementation of new measures for providing psychosocial support to students

In addition to this investment, funding of $75 million has been provided for the 2020-2021 school year to improve the direct support offered to students during the public health crisis. This funding is divided among three areas:

  • pedagogical support for students ($30 million)
  • increased material support available to students ($35 million)
  • increased psychosocial support available to students ($10 million)

Moreover, a new investment of $10 million spread over two years will reduce wait time for specialized mental health services for students. An additional $25 million will help colleges provide increased student support.

Results of a survey of students in higher education

From October 30 to November 4, 2020, a survey was conducted among 600 students from Québec colleges and universities to assess their overall level of satisfaction with the Fall 2020 term. For more information, consult the document Rentrée 2020 - Sondage auprès des étudiants en enseignement supérieur (French only) (PDF 524 Kb).