Tools and resources for managing COVID-19 in the BC Public Service

Last updated: April 8, 2022

Tools and resources for managers and supervisors to create and maintain a customized communicable disease plan for their workplace.

Supporting employees returning to the office

If you're a supervisor with members of a team that are returning to working in the office, you might be thinking about how to navigate through this change and you may need to have conversations with people about why returning to work in the office is important..

When you have these conversations you really need to appreciate how individual's emotions may be triggered by this change. Even if there's flexibility with working from home, people may feel anxious about having the conversation at all.

How you communicate about it is critical.

The following guide and video can help.


Conflict resolution and communication approaches for returning to the workplace

This 33-minute recording is for BC Public Service employees and focuses on conflict resolution/communication skills and approaches around returning to the workplace.


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Mask Information for BC Public Service Workplaces (PDF, 233KB) April 8, 2022 Safe Work Procedure
March 23, 2022 Posters
BC Public Service Workplace Safety Measures and Communicable Disease Prevention Plan (PDF, 262KB) March 14, 2022 Guide and checklist
COVID-19 Staff Orientation Checklist (PDF, 194KB) March 23, 2022 Checklist
Supervisors’ Return to the Workplace Implementation Checklist (PDF, 196KB) March 1, 2022 Checklist
Staffing Shortage (PDF, 56KB) February 18, 2022 Signage

BC Public Service Employee Gyms/Exercise Areas (PDF, 141KB)
This is a guide to help employees use BC Public Service gyms and exercise spaces safely.

March 8, 2022 Guide

Providing First Aid During the COVID-19 Pandemic (DOCX, 30KB)
Guidelines for first aid attendants in the workplace.


Top 5 Tips for Having Conversations About Returning to the Workplace (PDF, 271KB)
For supervisors to have conversations with staff about how to begin their return to the workplace. 

April 6, 2022 Guide

COVID-19 Exposure Control and Cleaning Protocols (DOCX, 49KB)
Scenarios, office protocols, and cleaning protocols for managers and supervisors

April 8, 2022 Protocol Matrix

General Cleaning Procedures (DOCX, 56KB)
Essential practices to keep the workplace clean and sanitized.

March 18, 2022 Safe Work Procedure

Staying in Accommodations for Work Travel (PDF, 263KB)
These procedures apply to all staff who are required to stay in accommodations for the purposes of work travel.

February 4, 2022 Safe Work Procedure

Air Travel (PDF, 230KB)
Information and guidance for general air travel during the pandemic.

March 18, 2022 Safe Work Procedure

Clean In, Clean Out (For Workstations) (IDIR restricted)


Clean In, Clean Out (For Workstations) [Alternate Version] (IDIR restricted)


Remain at the Same Workpoint (IDIR restricted)


Please Use Sanitizing Products Provided (IDIR restricted)


Cleaning of Change Rooms and Showers (DOCX, 100KB)
A guide to safe workplace procedures for change rooms and showers

March 18, 2022 Safe Work Procedure

Daily Health Check for BC Public Service Workplaces (PDF, 264KB)

April 8, 2022 Safe Work Procedure

BC Public Service Employees Serving Clients On-site in Public or Employee-Restricted Areas (PDF, 192KB)

January 24, 2022 Safe Work Procedure

Supervisor's Guide to COVID-19 in the Workplace (PDF, 325KB)

January 24, 2022 Guide

Provincial health officer and regional health officer orders and guidance

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