Changes to Quarantine Leave for COVID-19 will take effect January 30

2023/01/18

Canada Post continues to monitor and gradually roll back its remaining COVID-19 health and safety practices. In light of the current context of COVID-19 in Canada, we are changing how you access Quarantine Leave to make it closer to the approach we had in place before the pandemic.

What you need to know:

Effective January 30, 2023, to access Quarantine Leave, an employee who has COVID-19 symptoms or who has tested positive will be required to submit either:

  1. A certificate from a qualified medical practitioner which confirms that the employee is unable to work due to quarantine; or
  2. A photo of their positive COVID-19 test placed on a piece of paper that shows the date of the test, their name, and their signature.

This documentation will be expected upon the employee’s return to work and can be provided as a hardcopy in-person or by email or mail if providing it in person is not practical.

If the employee who wants to access Quarantine Leave for COVID-19 does not produce a certificate or a photo of a positive test result as described upon their return to work, they will be given a reasonable timeline to provide it. Failure to provide this will result in the use of personal days or unpaid sick leave for their absence.

Unless an employee requests otherwise, any documentation submitted in support of access to Quarantine Leave for COVID-19 will be destroyed immediately if the leave is approved (physical copies shredded, electronic copies deleted from email).  If the leave is not approved, a copy of the documentation may be retained.

If you have questions, please refer to these FAQs on Intrapost.

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