• UA Local 853
    Sprinkler & Fire Protection Trade Centre
  • 60 Shields Court, Markham, ON L3R 9T5
  • 905-477-6022 | 1-800-387-7085 (Toll Free)

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News and Events

  COVID-19 Directives - Ministry of Health and Wellness

How to protect yourself

Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre. 

There is no vaccine available to protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus, but there are actions you can take to help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses.

Everyday actions

Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:

    • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
    • avoid contact with people who are sick
    • stay home if you are sick

During travel

If you are travelling to an area known to have cases of coronavirus, be sure to avoid:

      • high-risk areas such as farms, live animal markets and areas where animals may be slaughtered
      • contact with animals (alive or dead), including pigs, chickens, ducks and wild birds
      • surfaces with animal droppings or secretions on them

Social distancing

Everyone in Ontario should be practicing social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people.

Everyone in Ontario should do their best to avoid close contact with people outside of their immediate families. Close contact includes being within two (2) meters of another person.

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms, you should begin to self-monitor

  Important news regarding Working at Heights Training

Effective March 27, 2020, O. Reg. 297/13 is amended by O. Reg. 96/20<https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20096> to temporarily extend the validity period of Working at Heights training for workers who successfully completed an approved Working at Heights training program between February 28, 2017 and August 31, 2017. The validity period for these workers is extended to four years from the current three.


As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, workers may be unable to complete refresher training due to course cancellations. This amendment allows the affected workers to continue to work and constructors and employers to engage these workers on construction projects.


The related training requirements for workers who use fall protection systems on construction projects, which are in section 26.2 of O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects) under the OHSA, are not affected by these amendments and employers must continue to ensure that the requirements in section 26.2 are complied with.


Please see the amended regulation: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20096


Further communications from the government to follow.