COVID 19 Safety Plan Instructions – Long Term Care
This planning tool has been designed to guide Long Term Care organizations through WorkSafeBC’s six-step process to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in Long Term Care. Briefly, these steps are:

This plan is a template and is designed to be modified based on the needs of your organization.

Green text throughout the document can be replaced with your organization’s information.

The checklists in each section are fillable – if the item listed is applicable to your workplace, you can click on the box and a checkmark will appear. If the item as written is not applicable, you may re-word it to meet the needs of your workplace or delete it.

There are boxes to add additional information at the end of each section. If there is no additional information to be added, the box can be deleted.

Process:
Assemble a team including leadership and worker representatives from the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC). For sites that do not have a JOHSC, a worker safety representative must be involved in the process of developing your COVID-19 Safety Plan.

You may wish to perform an inspection of the care home as a part of developing your COVID-19 Safety Plan. SafeCare BC has developed a COVID-19 Safety Inspection Tool that can guide you through the development of your COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Once completed, forward a copy of the Safety Inspection Checklist to your Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and keep a copy on file.

A copy of the COVID-19 Safety Plan and other associated documentation must be provided if requested by a WorkSafeBC officer, and posted in the workplace if required by order of the Provincial Health Officer.

This COVID-19 Safety Plan should be regularly reviewed and updated as work processes change or new orders from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) or Medical Health Officer (MHO) are implemented.[Place your company contact information in the footer]

COVID 19 Safety Plan

Organization NameGuildford Seniors Village
Address14568 104A Avenue
Date of CreationApril 1,2021
Date of Revision(s)March 11,2022

Orders from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) or a Medical Health Officer (MHO) take precedence over this policy.

All employers in British Columbia have an obligation under the Workers Compensation Act to ensure the health and safety of workers and others at their workplace and to implement polices and procedures to protect workers from the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

At West Coast Seniors Housing Management we have developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan (Safety Plan) mandated by the order of the Provincial Health Officer. This plan outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures put in place to eliminate, and where elimination is not possible, to reduce, the risk of COVID-19 exposure to West Coast Seniors Housing Management workers, contractors, volunteers, residents, and visitors.

This Safety Plan addresses current operating status of Retirement Concepts. – Guildford Seniors Village. As services are gradually increased within the care home, this plan will be updated.

As a part of assessing the riskof transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace, the following groups and information sources were consulted:

The following documentation was used to assist in developing West Coast Seniors Housing Management COVID-19 Safety Plan:

This plan applies to all workers, including management, supervisors, front line workers, volunteers, and visitors to West Coast Seniors Housing Management

Current Control Measures in place at Retirement Concepts. – Guildford Seniors Village

Workers (including Contractors & Volunteers)

Visitors

Residents

Hand Hygiene

Respiratory Hygiene

Workplace Arrangements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Cleaning and Disinfection

Environmental Cleaning

Expansion of Services

Retirement Concepts. Guildford Seniors Village has reviewed our existing risk assessments for the jobs and areas affected in the workplace. We have considered the effects of control measures discussed in this COVID-19 Safety Plan on existing safeguards and controls and revised our risk assessments and other documentation accordingly.

A copy of Retirement Concepts. Guildford Seniors Village COVID-19 Safety Plan has been posted at the entrance of the building, OHS board and in 1st and 2nd floor in the nursing station as required by the order of the Provincial Health Officer.