Rapid testing and vaccine declaration

Students, faculty and staff who are asymptomatic and coming to campus are required to take a rapid test every 72 hours.

Those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can be exempted from this requirement.

Information for students requesting accommodation


Both rapid testing and vaccine declarations are submitted through the uLethbridge Safe app or website.

Download the uLethbridge Safe app View the uLethbridge Safe website

Rapid testing

You must receive a negative rapid test once every 72 hours to continue accessing campus.

How to get rapid tested

You must book your rapid test through the Shoppers Scheduling Portal. Walk-in appointments cannot be accommodated. You do not need to pay for your rapid test, but still need to upload your results.

Full PDF guide for using the Shoppers Scheduling Portal (uLeth login required)


1. Access the Shoppers Scheduling Portal
  • The portal is available through the uLethbridge Safe app or website
  • If it is your first time, you need to register for an account (using your uLethbridge email)
    • You will need a code to set up your account; this has been sent to your uLethbridge email. If you did not receive this email, please contact us
2. Book your appointment
  • Select the "+ Add new Appointment" button.
  • Appointments must be booked at least 12 hours in advance. You can book as many appointments as you like for future planning.
  • If your preferred location isn't available in a short time frame, consider booking at an alternative location.
  • You may be asked some screening questions. If you do not qualify to get a rapid test due to these questions:
    • If you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 90 days, please upload it to the uLethbridge Safe app or website.
    • If you answered "yes" to any of the other questions, please see the Responding to Illness page or contact us.
  • Walk-in appointments cannot be accommodated.
Booking an appointment on a mobile device

Screenshot of the page to book an appointment
3. Attend your appointment
  • Bring your booking code. This is in the portal, and you will receive an email with this on the morning of your appointment.
  • Bring your uLethbridge ID card and government-issued ID.
  • You do not have to pay for your test.
  • Once the test is complete, you may leave the pharmacy. Your results will be emailed to you.
4. Upload your results
  • These will be emailed to you, and you can then upload them to the uLethbridge Safe app.
    • Images can be uploaded to the app.
    • Images and PDF files can be uploaded to the website.
  • If the result is negative, you are able to come to campus.
  • If the result is positive or inconclusive, do not come to campus. Someone will follow up with you directly. Additional instructions can be found on the Responding to Illness page.


The University will reimburse you for rapid tests taken to access campus before September 13, 2021. Please keep your receipt when you pay for your test.

  1. Upload your test results to the uLethbridge Safe app or website
  2. Once it is determined that your test meets the program criteria:
    • Students will receive a $40 credit directly applied to their student account
    • Faculty/staff will receive a $40 direct deposit payment issued once per month

If you paid for a rapid test after September 13, you will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Vaccine declaration

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses, two weeks after second dose), you do not need to provide rapid tests to access campus. However, you are eligible to participate in rapid testing once per month, if you wish to do so.

Starting November 1, 2021, the University of Lethbridge will require all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with the second dose administered two weeks prior to November 1) — or have a legitimate exemption to vaccination (medical or protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act) — to access the Lethbridge campus.

How to declare that you are vaccinated

This is a one-time process. Once complete, you do not need to do anything else before accessing campus.

  1. Open the uLethbridge Safe app / website
  2. Select your campus
  3. Select "Rapid Testing and Vaccine Verification"
  4. Log in (SSO) with your uLethbridge login
    • Note: If you don't see this option or are having trouble, try logging out of the app and log back in again.
  5. Select "Submit Vaccine Verification", and choose to submit documentation
  6. Add your details, including the dates you received your vaccinations and documentation for both of your vaccinations
    •  Images can be uploaded to the app, and images and PDF files can be uploaded to the website.
  7. Submit your verification. You will receive an email of your submission, and another email once it has been verified by Campus Safety.
  8. You will receive a green QR code. You are ready to come to campus!