Asymptomatic testing is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19 and adds an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of the virus in workplaces. Everyone is encouraged to get regular asymptomatic tests to do their part in protecting others.
Workplace COVID-19 screening program - The Government of Nova Scotia is offering COVID-19 screening (asymptomatic rapid testing) for all workplaces in Nova Scotia.
It's important to remember, that even with screening, employees need to follow public health measures like watching for COVID-19 symptoms, social distancing, masks, frequent hand washing and use of personal protective equipment.
When worn properly, non-medical masks can reduce the risk of transmitting the COVID-19.
Wearing a non-medical mask is required at private indoor workplaces (like offices or warehouses) in all common areas, places where there’s interaction with the public, areas with poor ventilation and areas where people can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others.
Non-medical masks and face coverings: About - Government of Canada
How to wear a non-medical mask or face covering properly - Government of Canada
Staying safe while working from home
It’s important to get help if you or someone you know needs support for mental health, addiction or wellbeing. Resources, helplines, support groups, websites and counsellors are available to help you.
Mental health and wellbeing - Nova Scotia
COVID-19 and Mental Health @ Work
Canadian Mental Health Association of Nova Scotia's Wellness Resource Hub
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the CSA Group has made a selection of relevant standards available for no-fee view access through the online platform CSA Communities: COVID-19 Response Standards and Handbooks (Canadian Standards Association)
More COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Prevention Resources
Respiratory Hazards safety guidelines
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS) free online products and resources