On November 19, 2020, the provincial health officer (PHO) issued an order to all employers that includes requirements for a number of sectors including sports and recreation, gyms and fitness centres, faith-based organizations, party buses and limousines and extracurricular activities for youth.
In addition to these specific requirements, the order requires that all employers review their COVID-19 Safety Plan to ensure that appropriate protocols are in place to protect workers from the risk of transmission, that work-from-home options are employed where possible, and that workers and customers wear masks when not separated by space or barriers. This order is in effect until February 5, 2021. WorkSafeBC has updated guides to maintain a safe working environment during COVID-19 for both employers and employees.
The People’s Law School ran a webinar on “Returning to Work During the Pandemic,” and you can watch the recording HERE.