Version 1.1.1 – Effective July 28, 2021


In May 2020, AME adopted a COVID-19 Safety Plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

As vaccinations have become widely available to British Columbians, the overall risk of COVID-19 transmission is reduced. However, the virus may still circulate, as will viruses for other communicable diseases, such as seasonal influenza, norovirus and others. This document has been prepared to outline safe work procedures following the reopening of the office as follows, reflecting Step 3 and Step 4 of BC’s Restart Plan.

Note that the timing of the following steps is contingent on the following:

  • Declining COVID-19 case counts
  • Increasing vaccination rate in people 18+ (all persons 12+ are encouraged to be vaccinated)
  • Declining COVID-19 hospitalizations, including critical care
  • Declining COVID-19 mortality rate

STEP 3: July 2, 2021       

Members and public are allowed in accordance with occupancy limits

Corresponding guidance from BC’s Restart Plan:

  • Continued return to the workplace
  • Seminars and bigger meetings allowed
  • Workplaces must operate based on a new sector COVID-19 Safety Plan.

STEP 4: September 7, 2021 (tentative)       

AME office is fully reopened.

Corresponding guidance from BC’s Restart Plan:

  • Workplaces fully reopened