Coronavirus (COVID-19): workplace COVID-19 prevention plans
How to develop a prevention plan to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19 in the workplace.
Developing a prevention plan
Resources to help you with your workplace prevention planning. Effective 5 June 2020, many businesses and organizations closed under the Public Health Act Order can reopen if they’re ready and choose to do so. They must develop and comply with a Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan.
Workplace COVID-19 prevention plans must address public health protocols, including:
- social distancing and keeping a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) in the workplace (staff and clients)
- number of clients
- how to work and interact with customers
- preparing employees to return to work
- preparing for customers or clients
- monitoring and communicating of plan
Businesses and organizations that are a member of an association or college can adopt a sector-specific plan as their Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Businesses and organizations that were not required to close should also develop a plan to address public health protocols.
Find sector-specific plans to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19 in the workplace.
Resources to help you with your workplace prevention planning.
Many resources are available to support all workplaces in preventing the spread of COVID-19, including:
- Canadian Business Resilience Network
- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
- COVID-19 factsheets and posters
- COVID-19 Response Standards and Handbooks (CSA)
- Face masks required poster (PDF)
- Hard surface disinfectants, hygiene and hand sanitizers (COVID-19)
- Maximum occupancy poster (PDF)
- Nova Scotia Workplace PPE Supplier Directory
- Pandemic (COVID-19) Tip Sheets
- Physical distancing poster
- Preventing COVID-19 in the workplace
- Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Working Safely by Industry
Sample prevention plans
Several businesses and organizations are sharing their workplace prevention plans, including: