How do vaccines affect your workplace?
Alberta has declared a health emergency on Sept. 15, 2021. New restrictions are in place for businesses across the province. Also introduced is an optional proof of vaccination system to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Employers thinking of introducing a vaccine policy or proof of vaccination should consider their duty to health and safety. And the benefits that come with these programs and protocols.
So, what are the benefits? And how will they affect your business?
Proof of vaccination and vaccine policies
As of Sept. 20, 2021, individuals will need to provide proof of immunization or a negative COVID-19 test to access a variety of businesses in Alberta. Businesses that participate in this program will be exempt from health measures.
Meaning they can operate as usual and serve anyone so long as they:
- Have proof of double vaccination.
- Have documentation of a medical exemption.
- Have proof of a recent (within the last 72 hours) negative COVID-19 test.
- They are 12 years old or younger.
Furthermore, employers should look to further protect their businesses by:
- Updating contracts and documentation to meet new legislation.
- Creating policies to support staff in getting the vaccine.
- Keeping your workplace safe and COVID-19 secure (even after vaccination).
Employer Line’s experts are here to help you manage all this and more. Call us for support to keep your business compliant and ensure your ongoing success.
Get expert advice for vaccines in your workplace.
Managing new health measures in your workplace isn’t easy. If you’re unsure about how to draft a policy for proof of vaccination and be exempt from Alberta’s health measures, our HR experts can help.
Employer Line is here to provide Alberta’s business owners with timely and proven solutions. Whether you just have a simple HR question or a larger issue at hand, our experts will support you.
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