Corona Virus Notice

We want you to know that our number one priority is the health and safety of all the members of our community. We know you have questions and I want to personally assure you that we are monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. We are consulting health experts and monitoring expert recommendations, including guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), and I assure you we are doing everything we can to keep the community safe, including homestay families who are in close contact with our students.

We strongly recommend to you stay in Canada not to go to your home countries during the break due to travel restrictions and the need to self-isolate for 14 days upon return.

If you do travel, please make yourself aware of travel restrictions in place both internationally and here in Canada as they change on a moment’s notice.

Encourages its students to:

  • stay home if you have a cold or flu-like symptoms, and if necessary, visit a doctor should symptoms persist prior to returning to the school;
  • get a yearly influenza vaccination, available from clinics and pharmacies;
  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm if you don’t have a tissue


Five Star Homestay has also opted to waive homestay cancellation charges and defer students’ schedules at no cost for any student that is unable to travel as a result of government-imposed travel restrictions during this time period.

We ask you to continue to reduce the risk of infection by following the measures detailed on the websites below.

We are rapidly increasing the availability of our advisors, and ensure that our teams are working around the clock to provide everyone the support they need and also we will continue to monitor the situation and will provide more updates as necessary.

Thank you very much for your support in this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Five Star Homestay Team

CANADA

Ontario Public Health:
https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

BC Public Health:
https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/public-health-alerts

Government of Canada:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

WORLDWIDE

World Health Organization:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Travel Advice and Advisories:
https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
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