Resuming work 

In line with public health guidance for gradual resumption of business across Canada, National Defence has assessed its Business Resumption Plan to determine the required steps and conditions for resuming work. This page contains up-to-date information for All Defence Team members regarding resuming work, and will be regularly updated as new information and resources becomes available, so you are encouraged to check this page often.

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Messages from the Deputy Minister (DM) and Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS)

The CDS/DM Directive for CAF/DND Activities in a COVID-19 Environment (Spring 2021 Posture)

The CDS/DM Directive for CAF/DND Activities in a COVID-19 Environment (Spring 2021 Posture) applies to all DND employees, all officers and non-commissioned members of the CAF, and any other persons granted access to defence establishments.

Questions

Defence Team COVID-19 FAQs

You most likely have a lot of questions about how COVID-19 affects our day-to-day activities. These FAQs may address some of your questions about functioning in a persistent COVID-19 environment. We encourage you to speak with your manager/chain of command, as they will have the most up to date information specific to your team and region.

Ask anything: COVID-19

Are you a Defence Team member or family member with a question about business resumption that hasn’t been answered by either your manager, your chain of command, or the available resources? If so, feel free to use this form to submit your questions. We will collect questions and publish answers asap to address common concerns across the Defence Team.

Occupational Health and Safety

OHS Conditions for Business Resumption Planning

This document is to be used by L1's in the development of their business resumption plans. It includes structural context for L1 engagement with local Workplace Health and Safety Committees.

Resources

Key messaging

Key messaging that can be leveraged during team meetings and in communication products.

Email templates

Email template messages that supervisors and commands can use to communicate with their staff about the current posture and direct them to resources for added support and information.

COVID-19 Training & Courses

Online training to support members of the Defence Team in their knowledge and practices related to teleworking and COVID awareness.

IT Resources

Resources and guides for working remotely, including information on Defence 365.

Helpful Links & Resources

Regularly updated information and key resources regarding Business Resumption and working in a COVID-19 environment.

Return to the Workplace Orientation Template

This Orientation Package was developed to equip teams with the necessary tools and information to guide staff returning to the workplace/office. Respective individuals and teams across Defence are encouraged to modify and tailor it to best support and address their needs regarding this transition.  Please download and revise the templated document as needed.

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