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Important Notice —
COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Government of Canada contractors
The Government of Canada requires that all public service employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to access federal government facilities. This approach will ensure that federal workplaces are kept safe and that employees who work in them are protected.
In support of this policy, the Government also requires any contracted personnel accessing federal government workplaces to be fully vaccinated. This requirement takes effect on November 15, 2021, in order to provide all government contractors and subcontractors whose work may require access to federal workplaces time to ensure their employees are aware of this requirement and are able to comply with it. The Government of Canada will provide further information and instructions regarding the implementation of the vaccination requirement for contracted personnel shortly.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Nova Scotia Health contractors
Under Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate announced on September 29, Nova Scotia Health employees, physicians, learners and volunteers must be fully vaccinated by November 30. The mandate also applies to those who provide services within Nova Scotia Health, including contractors, vendors and suppliers.
Only fully vaccinated workers, or those with an approved exception, are assigned to Nova Scotia Health facilities as of November 30. This means they must have received a second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by November 16.
It is your responsibility to confirm the vaccination status of your employees and to notify Nova Scotia Health if you are assigning an employee with an approved exception. These workers may be required to follow additional infection prevention and control measures while on-site to ensure the health and safety of our patients and teams. Nova Scotia Health reserves the right to audit proof of vaccination on a case-by-case basis. Non-compliance with these requirements may impact your business relationship with Nova Scotia Health, up to and including the termination of any contract(s).