Sunwing will be requiring all new and existing employees across all Canadian divisions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The new policy aligns with the Canadian government’s recent announcement that it intends to require vaccination across all federally regulated industries later this fall.
Employees will have until Sept. 13, 2021 to provide proof of their full vaccination status or their intention to vaccinate.
For employees who are not yet vaccinated and plan to get vaccinated, they will also be required to provide proof of their full vaccination status no later than Oct. 18, 2021.
Stephen Hunter, CEO of Sunwing Travel Group, said: “The health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority at Sunwing. Vaccinations are proven to be the most effective tool in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting broader public health.”
Hunter continued: “As a Canadian company, we want to continue to do our part to help end this pandemic, protect our families and those vacationing with us, and to support the travel industry’s full recovery.”
The policy will apply to employees across all Canadian divisions, including those who will be working from home on a part time or full time basis, as per vaccination guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada for the entire population. Accommodations will be made for those with qualifying medical or religious exemptions.
Go to www.sunwing.ca for more.