London Drugs has announced, as of November 1st, all employees will have to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
“We understand this is a significant step in our precautionary approach to COVID-19,” said Clint Mahlman, president and CEO of London Drugs.
“The overall protection of the health and safety of our employees and their families remains our utmost priority and given the risk factors, we need to take steps to further mitigate at this time.”
In order to be eligible to work at London Drugs, all employees must be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine, following public health’s recommendation for dosing intervals.
This policy may also extend to future booster requirements as recommended by public health.
Employees will be required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status, booster vaccination status and show proof of approved government documentation to their manager.
Vaccination documentation will not be retained by London Drugs, however the employee’s date of vaccination and proof of authenticity of the vaccination status will be recorded.
Employees who cannot be vaccinated for medical approved reasons or for other protected legal grounds will be accommodated and required to be tested for COVID-19 based on their hours of work.
Employees who choose to not be vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination or maintain boosters for non-medical or legal reasons will be required to submit to ongoing COVID-19 testing in order to continue employment.
London Drugs will not be requiring proof of vaccination from their customers at this time.