UPDATE, AUGUST 7, 2020 | The Order of the Provincial Health Officer for industrial camps was revised July 2, 2020 and is linked to the Notice to Mining and Mineral Exploration Employers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more.
The May 14, 2020 Order of the Provincial Health Officer requires all workplaces to have COVID-19 Safety Plans in place. Subsequently, on May 19, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (EMPR) released guidance with the expectation that COVID-19 Safety Plans on mine sites (including permitted exploration sites) be in place no later than the end of day on May 31, or prior to the commencement of work. EMPR will not be reviewing or approving the plans of individual mines, but this plan must be posted prominently.