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Instructions — Travel

General instructions

When an employee, visitor or subcontractor has travelled outside the country  in the last 14 days, he or she is prohibited from accessing Canam’s sites.

Update of June 22

Instructions – travel and isolation

Canam Group aligns its decisions regarding isolation upon return from business or personal travel (land or air) with the instructions issued by the various federal and provincial governments. The following is a summary of government instructions and key links as of June 22. These directives are subject to change without notice and the government instructions take precedence over those published on the Canam Group website.

Canada

People entering from another country – 14 days mandatory isolation
People entering from another country, province or territory – 14 days mandatory isolation

 

United States — States where we have facilities

People entering Florida from another country, or from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, or from a cruise ship or river trip – 14 days of mandatory isolation
People entering from another country – 14 days mandatory isolation
People entering from another state or country – 14 days of mandatory isolation except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey

 

India

Mandatory isolation period of 14 days in all states for domestic and international travel.

 

Romania

Mandatory isolation period of 14 days, except for people arriving from the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, the Swiss Confederation, Germany, Greece, Island, Letonia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.

 

Business Travel

No business travel outside the country of residence is authorized until further notice, unless a situation is deemed urgent or necessary for the continuation of operations, and must be authorized in advance by the vice president of the employee’s sector. Upon return, the employee must be placed in isolation for a period of 14 days, without access to Canam sites.

Any other travel to a worksite (outside the employee’s province or state of residence) or between our facilities must be justified by a necessary and important business need and must be approved by the employee’s immediate supervisor.

This does not apply to the delivery of goods.

 

Personal Travel

Upon return from any personal travel, the employee must comply with the isolation regulations of the country, province or state in which he or she resides. If a period of isolation of 14 days is required and the employee is unable to telework, the period of isolation will be at the employee’s expense.


Update of April 2

You’ve been traveling since March 15?

If you have travelled since March 15, we invite you to consult this government site for information on travelling by domestic, international flights, train or cruise. It presents travel with listed cases of COVID-19. This information will help you be aware of your risk of exposure and help you take the necessary measures to protect your health and that of those around you.


Update of March 17, 2020

The following travel measures take precedence over those issued prior to March 17. 

Business Travel

No business travel by commercial flight is permitted until further notice, unless a situation is deemed urgent or necessary to continue operations, and must be pre-authorized by the Vice President of your area. 

All other travel between our establishments must be justified by a necessary and important business need.

This instruction does not apply to the delivery of goods.

New mandatory isolation instruction for travel

  • Beginning March 17, for all returns from a trip by commercial flight, employees will be required to observe mandatory 14-day isolation without access to Canam facilities from the date of return.

Update of March 13, 2020

New Mandatory Isolation Requirements for Travel

  • For all returns from travel outside Canada and the United States, employees will be required to observe a mandatory 14-day isolation without access to Canam facilities from the date of return to their country.
  • Those returned from travel outside of Canada and the United States since March 2 will be required to complete their 14-day period of mandatory isolation (starting on the date of return).
  • These rules also apply if you have been in close contact in the last 14 days with a person living in the same household who has travelled outside Canada and the United States.
  • The compensation rules for mandatory isolation instructions previously communicated still apply. If travel occurs after March 13, 2020, and telework is not possible, please note that the 14-day period of mandatory isolation will be at your expense.

Update of March 12, 2020

Business and personal trips

Instructions for travellers from the authorities are changing from day to day. Canam Group’s decisions are based on the sites of the government authorities in each of the countries where we operate. The list of countries’ risk levels is updated daily.

Here are the specific instructions for all business and personal travel according to the risk level established by the country in question. It is possible that at the start of a trip, the country you are visiting or stopping in is a low-risk country, but the situation may change on your return. 

All non-essential air travel should be limited.

 

BUSINESS TRIPS

Under no circumstances will Canam Group force an employee to travel if they are not comfortable doing so.

PERSONAL TRIPS

We cannot prohibit personal travel, but our responsibility is to protect the health of all employees.

Instructions according to the risk level of the country visitedProhibited travelPre-authorization from a member of the Pandemic Committee or the HR Department

Mandatory isolation with no access to the workplace for 14 days.

Provide proof of travel (air tickets)

Inform the human resources manager before your departure. If the risk level of the country visited changes during your absence, isolation may be mandatory upon your return.

Monitor health status for 14 days following your return. 

If symptoms occur during this period, inform the Human Resources Manager, stay at home and consult a health professional immediately.

CanadaSee new instructions issued on March 13See new instructions issued on March 13See new instructions issued on March 13All countries
United StatesSee new instructions issued on March 13See new instructions issued on March 13See new instructions issued on March 13All countries
IndiaListed countriesOther countriesListed countriesOther countries
RomaniaRed and yellow levelsOther countriesRed and yellow levelsOther countries


To prevent the spread of the virus and to protect their health and that of their colleagues, employees have an obligation to disclose any travel to a country at risk (including level 1) to their Human Resources Department. 

We also recommend that you avoid travel to countries listed by your government, avoid public transportation and take the necessary hygiene measures.