Public Health Order clarification and exemptions, new workplace rules factsheet
October 7 COVID-19 Update
This message includes:
Public Health Order Clarification, and Exemptions: Single site exemptions, Q&As, letter from Dr. Hinshaw, and new screening questionnaire
New Workplace Rules Factsheet: Modified payroll, layoffs, more flexible rules for work averaging arrangements, and further changes to assist workplaces to reopen more easily.
Public Health Order Clarification and Exemptions
Public Health Orders29-2020and32-2020 makechanges to visitor rules, and operational and outbreak standards in long-term care facilities. Public Health Order 32-2020 includes exemptions to the single site rules for specified professions and roles, which can be foundin this document.
Question and answer documents have been released to clarify these changes, including information on:
Maximum number of visitors allowed for residents
PPE and social distancing requirements for visitors
Visiting rules for sites with a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak
Testing and isolation guidelines for new and existing residents
On July 29, Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Actcame into effect. While many of the Bill’s changes came into effect by August 15, some new rule changes will be in effect on November 1, 2020. A factsheet has been released with details on the changes to the Employment Standards Code.
Highlight of changes include:
Simpler rules for calculating general holiday pay
Simpler rules for group termination notice
More flexible rules for hours of work averaging arrangements
Service provider input and engagement is critical to helping ACDS advocate on behalf of the sector. Service providers can report their issues, concerns and questions to our dedicated email, and a member of the ACDS Leadership team will respond: