Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

COVID-19 Safety Resources

Guidelines for a safe restart

As BC moves into phase 2 of its restart plan (link is external), the restoration of NRRM services will begin as the economy progressively reopens and a "new normal" is established. 

During this progressive reopening, it is critical that all businesses take a proactive approach to ensuring all required practices are in place before reopening, in order to manage risk – both for the community and visitors alike. The Provincial Health Officer has ordered specific practices to be implemented and these orders must be followed.  Guidance has also been provided for specific industry sectors. 

It is important to note that the Provincial Health Officer has ordered that all employers must post a copy of your COVID-19 Safety Plan on their website, if they have a website, and at the workplace so that it is readily available for review by workers, other persons who may attend at the workplace to provide services and members of the public.

Recovery Relies on each of us doing our part

The NRRM encourages all individuals to take social distancing recommendations from public health officials very seriously and is taking steps to support businesses to understand and implement what is required for their respective industry sector.

Core Workplace Guidelines

To ensure the safety of the Northern Rockies community and those visiting, it is important to follow procedures to reduce contact intensity (how close you are to someone and for how long) and the number of contacts (how many people are in the same setting at the same time) to reduce the risk of transmission.

In order to safely restart, the NRRM advises all businesses to follow the guidance as provided by the Ministry of Health:

  • Promote and monitor personal self care actions in your organization.
  • Promote and implement the core measures for managing social interaction in your organizational setting
  • Establish clear policies to ensure that individuals who have the symptoms of a cold, flu, or COVID-19 do not come into the workplace. 
  • Conduct frequent cleaning of “high touch” areas in workplaces throughout the day and provide hand sanitizer stands at entrances or around workplaces and shops.
  • Where appropriate increase use of temporary physical barriers (such as Plexiglas at service counters).
  • Focus on how you will support and accommodate higher-risk populations including those 65+ and those with underlying medical conditions. Businesses are encouraged to exercise greater accommodation for these age groups in terms of work space, more flexible hours of work or shopping or working at home options.

In addition to this general guidance, the links in General Guidelines for all sectors provide best practices, additional information and restart plans created by government and sector partners for all NRRM businesses to follow as they plan to resume operation.

Disclaimer

This webpage and its contents are intended as a resource for sharing programs and procedures. The NRRM and the content creator(s) makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of any information on this site. Users of the information on this site must not make any statement indicating that the NRRM and the content creator(s) endorses or approves the materials on this webpage. Information provided may or may not have been created by “qualified persons” under WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The NRRM or the content creator do not accept any liability or responsibility of any kind arising from the use, dissemination, or modification of this information.

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