Important COVID-19 prevention and protocols

The health and safety of Unifor members and staff is a priority. The ongoing pandemic requires us to collectively work together to ensure that everyone participating in this action, as well as their families and loved ones, are kept safe.

Immunization status

The National Union is moving towards a policy to require proof of immunization at future Unifor events. While this policy is being worked through, we are asking participants to be fully vaccinated with two doses in order to present themselves on site.

No proof of vaccination is required at this time, but we will be firmly requesting that participants adhere to this protocol for the health and safety of everyone on site.

Prior to arriving on site

Prior to arriving on site, we require that every participant personally review the following pre-screening questionnaire.

If you answer "yes" to any questions, or are feeling ill in any way, do not come to the event location. You must then self-isolate and follow your local public health guidelines, including getting tested for COVID-19.

At the location

We will be adhering to the local public health and Elections Canada guidelines outlined for outdoor gatherings, which may include requirements to:

  • Keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others
  • Avoid handshakes or other forms of physical contact when meeting the public and other canvassers
  • Wear a non-medical mask or face covering when interacting with the public and other canvassers, especially in situations where physical distancing can't be maintained
  • Stay home if you feel sick or if you've been in contact with someone who has or is suspected to have COVID-19
  • Avoid touching surfaces such as doorbells, doorknobs and handles
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly whenever possible, and use hand sanitizer frequently if access to hand-washing facilities is limited
  • Avoid sharing or distributing pamphlets, buttons and other materials
  • Regularly disinfect shared surfaces and areas, such as tables, chairs and meeting rooms regularly
  • Avoid carpooling to canvassing areas, or adopt measures to reduce the risk of infection while carpooling, such as wearing a mask and opening car windows to create airflow
  • Campaigns are strongly encouraged to maintain records of canvassing activities (canvasser name and contact information, canvassing locations and times, etc.) to assist local public health authorities with contact tracing efforts
  • Consider downloading and activating the Government of Canada's COVID Alert exposure notification app, especially if your province is participating

Any new individual participating in the Solidarity Action that has not registered in advance will be asked to check in and provide contact information immediately upon arrival.

Ongoing communication

If you have any questions regarding your participation in this event, our union's COVID-19 policies, or the protocols in place for this event, please contact Josh Coles.

Pre-screening questionnaire

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher?
  • Cough?
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath?
  • Severe fatigue or feeling of being generally unwell?

In the last 14-days:

  • Have you traveled outside of Canada?
  • Been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?
  • Been in close contact with a person with an acute respiratory illness who has traveled outside Canada within 14 days prior to their illness onset?
  • Been in close contact or provided care to someone who has a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?

On the day of the event, if you answer "yes" to any questions, or are feeling ill in any way, please do not come to the event. We ask that you follow your local public health guidelines and get tested for COVID-19.