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CCG/6102 National Standard Operating Procedure (NSOP)
528 COVID-19 - Procedure for Visitors to Canadian Coast Guard Premises

Original: 2021-11-09 Revised: 2022-04-25 Approved by Marc Mes, Director General, Fleet and Maritime Services, on April 25, 2022

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This national standard operating procedure (NSOP) is to outline steps to be taken when assessing and admitting visitors to Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) premises in the context of current policy measures implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19 as outlined in the following documents:


Federal employee
Person employed in the core public administration including the federal public service, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) affected by the mandatory vaccination policy.
Person or organization under a legally enforceable contract with an approved representative of the federal government. Conditions for vaccination status verification for contractors (not yet available online at time of publishing) will be defined by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).
CCG premises
Any installation, assets, or facility that is owned or leased by the CCG. These include operational centers, command centers, vessels, helicopters, vehicles, Canadian Coast Guard College campus buildings and residences, stations, facilities, and national and regional headquarters.


All employees working at CCG premises are expected to make a reasonable determination as to whether the physical presence of their visitor(s) is required. Consideration should be given to arranging off-site meetings/activities/engagements whenever possible. If not possible, CCG employees are responsible for applying the following procedure for their visitors, including denial of access to premises when necessary.

CCG employees should communicate this procedure to their visitors ahead of their arrival to CCG premises.

COVID-19 procedure for visitors to CCG premises
Step Procedure
1. Follow applicable heath and safety measures for all visitors seeking access to premises (sanitize hands, wear a face mask, practise social distancing, etc.).
  1. Upon arrival on CCG premises, visitor is required to answer standard health screening questionnaire as per CCG circular 08-2022.
  2. If person fails health screening: access will be denied.
  1. Prior to accessing CCG premises, visitors are required to:
    1. 1.1. provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (in accordance with applicable provincial/territorial definition)
    2. OR
    3. 1.2. provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of entry on site (visitor is responsible for off-site testing administered by a qualified health professional)
  2. If the person fails any of above criteria: access will be denied.
  1. If the person seeking access to CCG premises is a federal employee or contractor (more specific instructions for contractors not yet available at time of publishing):
    1. 1.1. request valid employee identification (see Annex I)
    2. OR
    3. 1.2. request manager confirmation of compliance with the policy on COVID-19 vaccination for the core public administration
  2. If not validated: access will be denied.
5. Visitors may be required to undergo rapid test screening based on regional guidelines.
6. Adhere to any additional health and safety measures or requirements stipulated under Provincial, Territorial or regional regulations (see Annex II).

Enforcement and compliance

Authority to enforce the procedure outline in this NSOP rests with the Commissioner of the CCG.

CCG management and employees are responsible for taking all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone working at CCG premises.

In the event of harassment or threats of acts of violence, law enforcement should be contactedFootnote 1.

Visitors entering the workplace must follow public health guidelines and site-specific rules when required.

This NSOP will remain in effect until further notice, and will be updated regularly (every 6 month or as required) to reflect evolving health and safety guidance and regulations.


Enquiries regarding this procedure should be directed to:

Annex I

Annex I - Valid Employee Identification (PDF, 90 Ko)

Annex II

Annex II - Provincial, Territorial or Regional regulations (PDF, 107 Ko)

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