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Ontario - Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination of Long-Term Care Workers October 14 2021

The Government of Ontario has announced that as of November 15, 2021 all in-home staff, support workers, students, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Workers who are currently in this sector are required to either be vaccinated or undergo regular testing, as well as attend educational courses on the benefits of immunization. The new mandatory vaccination policy does not include a vaccine or test component.

Source: Government of Ontario

For more information, please visit:  https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000917/ontario-taking-additional-steps-to-protect-long-term-care-home-residents

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Ontario - Vaccination contre le COVID-19 obligatoire pour les travailleurs du secteur des soins de longue durée

Le gouvernement de l'Ontario a annoncé qu'à compter du 15 novembre 2021, tous les employés de foyers de soins de longue durée, les travailleurs de soutien, les étudiants et les bénévoles devront être entièrement vaccinés contre le COVID-19. Les travailleurs qui travaillent actuellement dans ce secteur sont tenus d'être vaccinés ou de se soumettre à des tests réguliers, ainsi que de suivre des cours éducatifs sur les avantages de l'immunisation. La nouvelle politique de vaccination obligatoire ne comporte pas de volet vaccin ou test.

Source : Gouvernement de l'Ontario

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez consulter : https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1000917/lontario-prend-des-mesures-supplementaires-pour-proteger-les-residents-des-foyers-de-soins-de-longue-duree

 


Ontario – Mandatory Vaccination Policies for High-Risk Settings August 25 2021

The Government of Ontario is making vaccination policies mandatory in high-risk settings, which must take effect no later than September 7, 2021. The vaccination policies will include that at a minimum, individuals will be required to prove one of the following:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19;
  • A medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19; or
  • Completion of a COVID-19 vaccination educational session.

Individuals who do not provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to undertake regular antigen testing.

 

For more information, please visit:

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000750/ontario-makes-covid-19-vaccination-policies-mandatory-for-high-risk-settings

Source: Government of Ontario

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L’Ontario rend obligatoires les politiques de vaccination obligatoires contre la Covid-19 dans les milieux à risque élevé

Le gouvernement de l'Ontario rend obligatoires les politiques de vaccination dans les milieux à risque élevé, qui doivent entrer en vigueur au plus tard le 7 septembre 2021. Les politiques de vaccination comprendront qu'au minimum, les personnes devront prouver l'un des éléments suivants :

  • Une vaccination complète contre la COVID-19 ;
  • Une raison médicale pour ne pas être vacciné contre la COVID-19 ; ou
  • Avoir suivi une session de formation sur la vaccination contre la COVID-19.

Les personnes qui ne fournissent pas la preuve d'une vaccination complète contre le COVID-19 devront se soumettre à des tests antigéniques réguliers.

 

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez consulter :

https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1000750/lontario-rend-obligatoires-les-politiques-de-vaccination-contre-la-covid-19-dans-les-milieux-a-risque-eleve

Source : Gouvernement de l'Ontario


Alberta: Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Updates April 29 2021

As of April 21, 2021, the Alberta Government introduced and passed Bill 71: Employment Standards (COVID-19 Vaccination Leave) Amendment Act, 2021, providing all Alberta employees with access to three hours of paid leave to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Employers may provide additional time beyond 3 hours per appointment, if necessary, but are not required to.

The leave applies to all full and part-time employees regardless of how long they have been employed.

For more information, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/providing-paid-covid-19-vaccination-leave.aspx

B.C. Legislation for Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Now in Force April 29 2021

Amendments to B.C.'s Employment Standards Act providing workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine are now in effect, retroactive to April 19, 2021.

Both full-time and part-time employees can take up to three hours of paid leave.

For more information, please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021LBR0019-000784

Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit April 29 2021

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario Government will introduce the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, which would require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave because of certain reasons related to COVID-19.

If the legislation is passed, employers will be required to pay employees up to $200 a day for up to three days. The three days would not need to be taken consecutively.

For more information, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-worker-income-protection-benefit