Athletics & Rec
McMaster Recreation has introduced a gradual return to intramural sports, with activities chosen based on safety considerations and the ability to deliver them safely without compromising the experience for students. Check back on the intramural web page for updates.
Eating is permitted across campus except for in specific areas, such as the libraries, and some communal spaces. See general guidelines of eating on campus below.
Please refer to the Hospitality Services website for hours of operation.
Based on provincial guidance and campus safety measures outlined by McMaster’s Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS), students, faculty and staff members are asked to adhere to the following general guidelines for eating on campus:
- Limit the amount of time in eating spaces
- If you are not eating, the library is a better space for studying, where masks are required
- While not required, a minimum of 2m distancing is encouraged where possible
- Wash or disinfect hands before/after eating or drinking
- Clean tables, microwaves, and other commonly handled items before/after use
- Dispose of garbage
- Though not required as of June 1, masks are strongly encouraged indoors when not eating and drinking
Individuals with offices or private workstations may close their doors to eat/drink.
Many faculty and staff members and student employees share open workspaces. These individuals are encouraged to follow these guidelines:
- Physically distance where possible— 2 metres apart from your peers/colleagues
- If possible, designate a meeting room or space where individuals can go to eat.
In-person meetings are permitted, following guidelines for meetings, including masking and physical distancing.
- In-person meetings on campus may be scheduled where possible to achieve physical distancing and a reasonable attempt should be made to accommodate attendees who work remotely.
- Follow eating policy for the given meeting room you are in as this varies across campus spaces.
The following steps should help you prepare for a meeting that is best held in-person, online or hybrid:
- Identify if meeting can appropriately be completed virtually, or if an in-person meeting is necessary.
- Confirm the maximum occupancy of the meeting space that can support physical distancing.
- Implement the use of technology for hybrid meeting arrangements to support individuals attending virtually.
- Resources to support your hybrid meeting planning are available here.
Click the button below for a guide to help you decide whether your meeting should be in-person, online or hybrid.
- Record the names of all in-person attendees.
- Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask in all indoor spaces.
- Prior to beginning the meeting, use alcohol wipes provided to sanitize high touch surfaces (i.e. doorknobs, desktop, etc.) and shared equipment, and dispose of wipes.
- Avoid touching face, eyes and mouth.
- After leaving meeting space, immediately proceed to the nearest sink with soap and water, and thoroughly wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
Information for parking on campus as faculty, students and staff transition Back to Mac.
We’re asking leaders to be inclusive and to prioritize flexibility for their teams when a return or partial return to working onsite is identified. This could include different start/end times to support new circumstances, such as a modified public transit schedule, that individuals may experience since the pandemic began.