During a Lockdown

Intruder IconStay inside a classroom, room or office, secure the door(s) and windows and await further instructions.

  • If the door does not lock, barricade the door with tables and chairs.
  • If you are in a corridor go into the closest room not already secured and lock and/or barricade the door and windows.
  • Close curtains or blinds where possible.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Turn off the lights.
  • Stay low and quiet.
  • Silence cell phones, do not make non-essential calls.
  • Do not open the door for anyone.
  • Remain in place until VIU issues an “ALL CLEAR” message or the door is opened by emergency personnel, carefully follow instructions.

If you are caught outside:

  • Immediately leave the campus if it is safe to do so.
  • If leaving is not possible, hide or crouch behind / under shrubbery and trees etc.
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