Private businesses may authorize their employees to return to the workplace.
For activities that can continue on a remote basis, telework remains recommended. It is recommended, for example, that all businesses give priority in returning to work for those employees that must provide direct service to clients or whose work duties cannot be done remotely.
Those businesses that wish to have their staff return to the workplace must implement the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of their workers.
Businesses that wish to plan the gradual return to the workplace of their staff are asked to consult the CNESST website (French only).
Investigators from the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) are visiting various workplaces to ensure compliance with the health rules. The CNESST may also intervene whenever the measures are not being respected in the workplace.
Tools are also available on the website of the INSPQ to facilitate the implementation of the health directives, including the document Hierarchy of Control Measures in the Workplace (PDF, 1,43 Mo) .
Last update: July 21, 2021