NEW BC COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKLIST FOR WORKPLACES

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On November 7, 2020 the BC Provincial Health Officer announced a new public order to significantly reduce the level of social interactions and travel in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions for two weeks up to November 23, 2020 at 12:00pm.

 

Businesses, employers and workplaces need to:

  • Review their COVID-19 Safety Plans
  • Conduct daily active screening for all workers on site between November 7 and November 23 using the COVID-19 Symptom Checklist. You can access our example Screening Form that our Employment & Labour Group has put together below and adapt it to your business and workplace as necessary.
  • Ensure all customers and workers maintain a safe physical distance and wear a mask when appropriate to do so.
  • Workplaces must be especially vigilant in shared settings like break rooms and kitchens.

 

Active inspections will increase, and businesses are encouraged to support working from home, where possible.

 

Travel: from November 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm travel into and out of the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley should be limited to essential travel only.

 

An ongoing Order was also issued on Gathering and Events on November 10, 2020 available here.

COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKLIST FOR THE WORKPLACE

Note to our Readers: This is not legal advice. If you are looking for legal advice in relation to a particular matter, please contact our Employment & Labour Group.

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