Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Updates on COVID-19, working remotely, illness and leave, your health and safety at work, and your rights and responsibilities as Government of Canada employees

Services and information

Easing restrictions at federal worksites

Current situation, employee supports, gradually increasing access and preparing buildings

Employee illness and leave requests

What to do if you become ill, illness-and family-related leave, health care plan

Working remotely

Setting up your workspace, using the network, virtual meetings, managing your work

COVID Alert app

Get notified if someone you were near in the past 14 days tells the app they tested positive.

Your mental health

Protect your mental health, get help, balance work and personal responsibilities, support employees and teams

Reported cases in the federal public service

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among federal public servants

Your rights and responsibilities

Your rights and responsibilities as an employee, measures to take as a manager

Prevention and preparedness

Prevention and preparedness Government of Canada facilities, front-line service delivery, personal protective equipment in the workplace

Government operations

Business continuity planning, staffing measures, policy updates

Key contacts for employees

Work related concerns, mental health support, occupational health and safety

Organization-specific information for employees

List of federal departments and agencies providing updates on COVID-19 specific to their employees

COVID-19 for all Canadians

Canada’s response to COVID-19, update on cases in Canada, information about prevention and risk

Updates on COVID-19 for Government of Canada employees

If you are looking for updates or information specific to your department or agency, consult Organization-specific information for employees.

Every effort is being made to ensure accessibility to this information. If you require any information or document in an alternative format, please contact

New content, updates and notices on COVID-19 for Government of Canada employees
Title Date
Message from the Chief Human Resources Officer: COVID-19: ‘Other Leave With Pay (699)’ guidance New 2020-10-22
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Employee illness and leave Updated 2020-10-22
Reported cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the federal public service Updated 2020-10-21
Message from the Chief Human Resources Officer: COVID-19: situational update New 2020-10-06
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Extension of time limits – Public service pension plan 2020-09-25
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Guidance for managers: Disability Insurance (DI) Plan 2020-08-12
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Guidance for managers: Long Term Disability (LTD) claims under the Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP) 2020-08-12
Occupational Health Advisory on COVID-19 (Public Service Occupational Health Program) 2020-07-10
Advice for federal employees at points of entry in Canada (Public Service Occupational Health Program) 2020-07-10
Advice for Canada-based staff at missions abroad (Public Service Occupational Health Program) 2020-07-10
If you need to take time off because of COVID-19 2020-06-30
Temporary changes: Dental care plans 2020-06-30
Non-medical masks and/or face coverings 2020-06-23
Responding to the easing of restrictions 2020-06-22
Statement by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos on the easing of restrictions related to COVID-19 2020-06-22
Government operations – second language evaluations 2020-06-16
Mental health and COVID-19: Manage psychosocial risks 2020-05-14
Easing of COVID-related restrictions at worksites and 2019 mental health checklist (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-05-08
Mental Health Week (Clerk of the Privy Council) 2020-05-05
Managing government information when working remotely 2020-04-29
Mental health and COVID-19: Caregiving while working 2020-04-28
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Provisions providing flexibility: Public service pension plan (Government of Canada Pension Centre) 2020-04-28
Flexibilities for the Public Service Health Care Plan (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-04-24
Mental health and COVID-19 (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-04-09
Message to all employees on COVID-19 (Clerk of the Privy Council) 2020-04-07
COVID-19: Leave provisions, employer-employee conversations and work equipment (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-04-06
COVID-19: Mobility and access to essential infrastructure (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-04-01
Policy suite reset, performance management and working remotely (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-30
COVID-19: Temporary Public Service Health Care Plan changes (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-24
COVID-19 tracking system (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-23
Update: Guidance on gatherings in the workplace (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-22
Working remotely, including telework (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-21
Message on students, casuals and terms under 3 months, mental health, travel advice, cyber security and web content (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-18
Follow-up on COVID-19: Clear directives to be issued (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-15
Follow-up on COVID-19: Guidance on a number of issues (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-13
Update on COVID-19 (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-03-09
Update on COVID-19: Review of organizational preparedness (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-02-25
Information about 2019 novel coronavirus (PDF) (Chief Human Resources Officer) 2020-01-28
Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: