Correction: Island Health and VIU partner on COVID-19 testing location

On Monday, November 9, a message about a COVID-19 testing site on VIU’s Nanaimo campus was sent out to employees and students. After it was sent it became evident that there were errors in the message due to a miscommunication between VIU and Island Health.

We apologize for any confusion this has caused.

Please see the corrections below:

1)     At this time, the site will only be used for COVID-19 testing – no flu shots or school immunizations will be administered. If/when this changes we will send out another notice.

2)     Our initial communication erroneously stated the site would open on November 16. Island Health has informed us the opening date for the site is yet to be determined and we will communicate the correct information when it is confirmed.

3)     The call centre appointment line provided (1-844-901-8442) is ONLY to be called to book a COVID-19 test. Please do not use it for any other purpose and only call the line if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If you need to book flu or school immunizations please visit

4)     Subway is temporarily closed and the building is unoccupied.

If you have any questions please contact Health and Safety at