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In Step 3 of BC’s Restart plan, employers are no longer required to maintain a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and can instead transition to communicable disease prevention

A communicable disease is an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxic product that can be transmitted in a workplace from person to person. Examples of communicable diseases that may circulate in a workplace include COVID-19, norovirus, and seasonal influenza.

Communicable disease prevention focuses on basic risk reduction principles to reduce workplace transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. The fundamental components of communicable disease prevention include both ongoing measures to be maintained at all times and additional measures to be implemented as advised by Public Health.

One of the ongoing measures to be maintained is supporting employees in receiving vaccinations for vaccine-preventable conditions to the extent that you are able.

The WorkSafeBC guideprovides information for employers to develop a communicable disease plan. An effective plan includes general measures to reduce the risk of communicable disease and additional measures for when there is an elevated risk of communicable disease.

To review the guide, visit.

Additional communicable disease resources are available.