Covid-19 Traveler Update
Office Hours: We will remain open during regular business hours. 80% of the internal team is currently working from home. We have closed the doors to outside visitors, mail and deliveries. Your patience is appreciated over this payroll period as we are continuing to problem solve communication.
Please complete the BC Ministry of Health Survey and send your results to your individual recruitment specialist, to be sent to the facility you are working with to be problem solved individually. https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/ Situation Update
At the end of this survey, you will be given advice, if you are advised to self-isolate, please copy the advise and send it to your recruitment specialist and your assignment will be problem solved collaboratively with the facility that you are contracted to work in.
If your assignment is cancelled, please follow the guidelines below to apply for EI:
How to apply for the new EI sickness benefit
Under the new rules, Canadians who have been asked to self-isolate or quarantine can apply for EI without a medical certificate, as would normally be required along with employment records. To view the covid-19 economic response plan: click here
You can take time away from work to deal with unexpected illness or life situations. Not every work issue, workplace, or type of work is covered by B.C. employment standards. Find out if the standards apply to you.
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If you become sick while you are on assignment:
Contact WCB If:
- You wish to make a claim for injury or occupational disease.
- You wish to complain about the employer’s response to a health and safety concern.
- You have questions about the status of your claim.
- You have questions about why a particular decision was made by WorkSafeBC.
- You want WorkSafeBC to make a decision on your claim.
- You have general – “what if?” – questions about workers compensation law and/or WorkSafeBC policies.
- For information on your claim status please call WorkSafeBC directly at 1 888 967-5377.
For all other provinces:
Name of the Province
|Phone/Fax Number||Name of the Organization|
|British Columbia||1.888.967.5377||WorkSafe BC|
|Alberta||Fax 780-427-5863||WCB Alberta|
|Saskatchewan||Fax 1.888.844.7773||WorkSafe Saskatchewan|
|Manitoba||1-855-954-4321||Safe Work Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||1 800 999-9775||WorkSafeNB|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||1.800.563.9000||WorkplaceNL|
|Northwest Territories & Nunavut||1-800-661-0792||WSCC Worker’s Safety & Compensation Commission|
|Prince Edward Island||(902) 368-5680||The Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island|
|Yukon||(800) 661-0443||Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board|
|Nova Scotia||Fax 902-491-8001||
The Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Assignment Cancellations: We are all doing the best we can in this unprecedented national crisis. If you are cancelling your assignment because:
- you are experiencing symptoms
- you have sick or affected family members
- you are called to assist in your local community
- travel to your assignment has become unavailable
Please know that you will be supported in your decision. There is a lot of anxiety out there and fear about what happens today and how that will affect what happens tomorrow, we understand that we are all doing the best that we can and we are in this together.
If you are advised to self-isolate while you are on assignment
- Our travel and accommodations coordinators will work with you individually to support you in returning home OR staying where you are. You will NOT be expected to supply your own housing while you are on assignment.
Please stay healthy and safe and current at:
Use appropriate PPE This page includes interim guidance on personal protective equipment for NP and throat swabs and for aerosol-generating medical procedures in health care setting.
Masks and personal protective equipment
- Patients under investigation should be managed with contact and droplet precautions
- Nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs and throat swabs can be performed using contact and droplet precautions, and HCW must wear gown, gloves, surgical/procedural mask and eye protection (face shield or goggles) and do not require the use of an N95 respirator.
- Airborne precautions including N95 respirators with gown, gloves, surgical/procedural mask and eye protection (face shield or goggles) should be used during aerosol-generating medical procedures
- Download the Respiratory protection guidance (PDF).
Practice social distancing – View the information in this link; if you are not working STAY HOME or in your provided housing.
If you have symptoms, complete the survey, self isolate, call your recruitment specialist.
If you are healthy and able to assist, please register here
Stay safe! Please do not hesitate to call for guidance and/or support.
Chief Operating Officer
Solutions Staffing Inc,