Last Sunday, November 22, at midnight, Canada Post announced a new policy to make face coverings mandatory for employees, contractors, visitors and customers in its facilities across the country.
This requirement applies but is not limited to, plant floors, depots, retail outlets, docks and yards, and administrative sites. It also applies to Canada Post employees while working in other facilities, such as multi-unit residential buildings, stores, offices and their common areas, such as entrances, lobbies and hallways.
As the number of COVID cases rise in most parts of the country, Canada Post says this new policy is to prevent a further spread of the virus and make our workplaces safer. Mandatory face coverings at Canada Post facilities will be in effect even if the local or provincial jurisdiction does not mandate it. CUPW will be monitoring the reasonableness and the application of Canada Post’s policy.
The new mandatory face covering policy took effect on Monday November 23rd. Canada Post will begin to enforce this practice effective 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 26.