CCG/6102 National Standard Operating Procedure (NSOP)
506 COVID-19 - Shore-based Personnel
Original: 2020-03-20 Revised: 2022-08-16 Approved by Marc Mes, Director General, Fleet and Maritime Services, on August 16, 2022.
This national standard operating procedure (NSOP) is to outline the direction for shore-based personnel relating to COVID-19, including suspected exposure and mandatory rapid testing requirements.
Using the information and tools available to limit the spread of COVID-19, all Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) personnel are expected to exercise fair and reasonable judgement in evaluating the health and safety risk they present to others in their workplace. Employees will need to keep their supervisor informed of any changes in their health situation.
It is recommended that employees seeking access to Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) controlled installations Footnote 1, vessels, helicopters and vehicles (hereinafter referred to as CCG installations and assets) complete the COVID-19 Canadian Coast Guard health screening questionnaire (as per CCG circular 20-2022) prior to entry.
It is recommended that employees working in operational centers that require regular access to CCG installations and assets (MCTS, ROC, JRCC, etc.) Footnote 2 self-test using COVID-19 rapid testing prior to the start of their shift cycle.
Regions will develop their respective implementation plans containing information regarding distribution of COVID-19 tests and related personal protective equipment (PPE), testing coordination, as well as return to work conditions.
All personal information collected is to be managed according to Protected B protocols.
CCG regions may prescribe additional measures beyond those outlined within this NSOP in accordance with operational needs, and variances in local public health guidance or protocols.
|3.||If an employee is required to wait for transport home, identify a place for them to wait, at a minimum 2 metres (6 feet) away from all other persons to exercise appropriate physical distancing.|
|5.||The supervisor is to contact the National Command Centre or the Regional Operations Center and a preliminary A-to-E Report is to be sent immediately.|
|6.||Refer to: NSOP 526 COVID-19 - Canadian Coast Guard Contact Tracing Activities to initiate contact tracing.|
It is normal to be concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if you or those you know are directly affected by the situation. If you have any concerns and would like to talk to someone, contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-800-268-7708 and/or speak directly with your supervisor.
Enquiries regarding this procedure should be directed to:
- Director, Operational Personnel and Force Generation
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