As BC enters the restart phase, vaccines form a big reason for the optimism surrounding expectations of a return to some semblance of normalcy. Increased supply and better logistics have enabled a steady increase in vaccines being administered. With second doses being offered sooner than earlier estimates, there is hope that a significant portion of the population will be fully vaccinated in the upcoming months.
For tourism and hospitality employers, all this is very welcome news. However, the vaccine rollout has also been creating some anxiety for employers, as they try to understand the impact of the rollout on their workplaces. Do employers need to have a vaccine policy in place? Can employers demand proof of vaccination from their employees? How can employers balance health and safety concerns with human rights or privacy ones? What do employers need to consider if they want to implement a vaccine policy?
Check out the following links and resources for information to address these questions… and more.
NEW Employer Toolkit: COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace
Get practical information, up-to-date resources and downloadable tools to help answer your questions related to COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace. Prepared by go2HR, the toolkit includes a wide array of tools and support to help you navigate this aspect of COVID-19. In it, you’ll find an overview of BC employment legislation, legal and mental health articles to help support employee mental health, information to help employers consider vaccination policy and sample employee policies. Download the toolkit today..
- Webinar Handouts – COVID-19 and Vaccines: What an Employer Needs to Know
- COVID-19 Vaccination Workplace Policy Considerations
- COVID-19: Free rapid tests for your employees – Canada.ca
- BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner Releases “Proof of Vaccination” Guidance (Mathews, Dinsdale)
This page is being updated on an ongoing bases as new information regarding vaccinations becomes available.
Should you have any questions about vaccinations or need additional HR support, please feel free to contact us: HR@go2hr.ca