CAN: New supports for agricultural employers for COVID testing

Important information about new supports being introduced for employers of temporary foreign workers in the agriculture, agri-food, fish and seafood sectors to support the facilitation of the day-10 COVID 19 test:

Effective Friday March 19, 2021, a new dedicated call centre and email channel for employers of temporary foreign workers has been introduced by the organization managing the day-10 COVID 19 tests across Canada where services are provided by Switch Health. 

Switch Health can assist directly in the facilitation of the day-10 COVID 19 test for temporary foreign workers in a safe and secure manner.

By contacting Switch Health directly at 1–888–511–4501 or emailing tfw-canada@switchhealth.ca, employers will be prompted to provide specific information about their organization so that the day-10 COVID 19 test can be administered in a manner that best supports the organization and their workers.

This service will be available between the hours of 8:30am — 6:30pm EDT, Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm EDT, Saturday and Sunday.

Webinars
In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is hosting a series of webinars on health and safety to help farmers and other agri-food operators better protect workers’ health and safety and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.

These webinars, delivered in collaboration with the Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS), will help farmers and operators understand health and safety requirements and apply best practices in their operations. More information can be found here.

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