Keeping COVID-19 Out of Your Workplace During Holidays

With the easing of public health and travel restrictions, many people in Canada are visiting friends and family and attending public events for the first time since the pandemic began.

Actions outside of work may impact the workplace. Don’t let your guard down during holidays or special occasions.

Get more information on safely hosting events and gatherings during a pandemic.

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It only takes a single infected person to start a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace

As an employer, you can promote safe behaviours and communicate information about remaining vigilant, evaluating personal risks, and making safe choices.

Remind workers

  • Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals can become infected with COVID-19 and be contagious.
  • Their actions outside of work can impact the workplace.
  • Avoid going to work, attending gatherings, and travelling if they feel sick.

Make safe choices during holidays or special occasions

  • Avoid large indoor gatherings with people from outside your household.
  • Shop online or during off-peak hours to avoid crowds.
  • Follow personal preventive practices when out in public (physical distancing, mask wearing, hand hygiene, minimizing interactions).
  • Host safe events and gatherings (smaller groups, household members only, outdoor or virtual settings).
  • Follow federal, provincial, and territorial travel requirements (testing, isolation, mask wearing on public transport).

Don’t let your guard down!

Maintaining a COVID-19 free workplace depends on everyone doing their part.

Continue to follow guidance from your local public health authority.

For further information on COVID-19, refer to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Document last updated on: 2021-12-02