On July 5, 2021, BC entered phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Over the coming weeks, workers may see an increased return to the workplace. You can find industry-specific information HERE.
In Step 3 of the Restart plan, employers are no longer required to maintain a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and can instead transition to communicable disease prevention. Communicable disease prevention: A guide for employers describes a four-step process to help employers reduce the risk of communicable disease in their workplace. We've revised the guide to include a template that may be useful for employers in documenting and communicating their communicable disease prevention measures, practices, and policies.
If your employer is not following safety guidelines, talk to them first. You have the right to refuse unsafe work, but your refusal may be seen as quitting, which may impact your ability to receive unemployment benefits. You can also make a complaint or raise an issue directly to WorkSafeBC.