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. Businesses and organizations closed under the Health Protection Act Order need to develop and comply with a Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan.
Prevention plans must address public health measures, 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 members 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 measures.
Find sector-specific plans to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19 in the workplace.
Many resources are available to support workplaces help prevent the the spread of COVID-19, including:
- Canadian Business Resilience Network
- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
- COVID-19 posters, factsheets and resources
- COVID-19 Response Standards and Handbooks (CSA)
- Face Mask Required Sign (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 (PDF)
- 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: