The following message was sent by the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
We are following up on the question which was raised during our COVID-19 Update call on Tuesday. With regards to requests from employees to take the child/person for whom they have a duty of care to get the COVID vaccine, our guidance to Departments is the following:
- The employee should first try to schedule the vaccination appointment outside of work hours or work flexible hours to make up the time taken.
- The employee can schedule family related leave to bring a child / person for whom they have a duty of care to the vaccination appointment.
- If that is not possible and all Family related leave has been used, the employer could grant 699 leave for a reasonable time period to get the vaccine as this is related to COVID.