COVID-19 Safety Plan

We have implemented the following policies, guidelines and procedures in accordance with WorkSafe BC protocols for offices returning to operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. A complete copy of our COVID-19 Safety Plan has been provided to all personnel and is posted at our premises.

VISITOR PROTOCOLS

Visitors are reminded not to visit our premises if they have any of the COVID-19 symptoms noted below, are under the direction of the provincial health officer to self-isolate, have travelled outside of Canada within the past two weeks or have recently had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

We have also limited access to our premises by:

• discouraging visitors in all but necessary situations;
• asking visitors to, where possible, attend meetings alone;
• restricting visitor access to boardrooms;
• requiring visitors to check in at reception and provide their full names and contact information;
• locking elevators to our floor at all times; and
• eliminating food and beverage service for visitors.

ENTRY TO PREMISES

No person is permitted to enter our premises if such person:

• has any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, new muscle aches, headache or a sore throat, even if symptoms are mild;
• is under the direction of the provincial health officer to self-isolate;
• has travelled outside of Canada within the past two weeks; or
• has recently had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

CONDUCT ON PREMISES

All persons on our premises are required to:

• practice social distancing at all times;
• wash their hands upon entering our premises and before using any common areas;
• practice cough and sneeze etiquette by covering mouths and noses with a tissue or in the bend of the elbow;
• sanitize any common areas or items that have been touched after each use;
• follow one-way traffic routes in hallways; and
• limit time spent in common areas.

CLEANING PROTOCOLS

Our cleaning protocols include the following:

• prohibiting the sharing of items;
• cleaning high-touch areas daily by janitorial staff and our office manager;
• requiring staff to regularly sanitize their desks, keyboards, phones and other items; and
• making available handwashing areas, sanitizer and cleaning products for all personnel and visitors.

COMMON AREA PROTOCOLS

Our common area protocols include the following:

• posting signs in all common areas limiting occupancy to ensure adequate room for social distancing;
• providing cleaning products in all common areas for sanitization after each use;
• providing disposable dishes in the kitchen;
• removing unnecessary items, such as extra chairs, dish towels and magazines, from common areas;
• installing acrylic barriers and pick-up and drop-off bins are at reception for couriers; and
• posting one-way foot traffic signs throughout the hallways.