Beginning in Step 3, effective July 1, 2021 employers will no longer be required to maintain a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and will instead transition to communicable disease prevention.
While the province is transitioning from existing COVID-19 safety plans to communicable disease prevention, businesses should still demonstrate that they are continuing to practice the fundamental aspects of disease prevention and control. Learn more: www.worksafebc.com/en/covid-19/bcs-four-step-restart
Prior to Step 3 employers were required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.
By using the Restoring Confidence App, businesses can re-engage customers, restore customer confidence and encourage repeat business by promoting their compliance with health and workplace guidelines. The Restoring Confidence App allows participating businesses to generate a local business poster, which includes a unique QR code that customers can scan to read the business’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. Learn more here.
Visitor Services Network Program members completed their individual COVID-19 Safety Plans in accordance with WorkSafeBC guidelines prior to re-opening in June 2020. To assist the 130 Visitor Centres to re-open safely, Destination BC prepared the Guidelines for Reopening and Operating Community Visitor Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic in June 2020, which was reviewed by WorkSafeBC and later updated in January 2021. Each community Visitor Centre is responsible for ensuing their plans are reviewed, posted and remain up-to-date, in accordance with WorkSafeBC and the Provincial Health Officer. To further assist Visitor Centres to safely reopen, Destination BC provided up to $1,000 per Visitor Centre to obtain and install safety measures at their facilities.
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