COVID-19 In-person proceeding policies
As of July 2, 2020, and continuing in effect until further notice, the following policies apply to any request for an in-person proceeding:
- Policy for the Conduct of In-Person Proceedings
- Policy for the Conduct of In-Person Votes; and
- Illness Policy
These policies reflect our duties as an employer to protect the health and safety of Board staff. They also reflect our duty to protect the health and safety of members of public with whom we interact as we perform our duties and responsibilities under the Code.
Board staff will, in large measure, continue to work from home. In addition, the Board’s premises will remain closed to drop-ins, with attendance by appointment only or where the Board has granted a request, or decided, to hold an in-person proceeding.
These policies may be amended in response to changes to recommended safe operating requirements, as identified by the PHO, BCCDC, or WorkSafeBC.
As we gain experience, together, in the context of a pandemic, we want to hear from you about what is working and what is not. We have benefitted immensely from the high degree of cooperation, problem-solving, and collaboration of the parties that have appeared before us since the Provincial state of emergency was declared. In that same spirit, we encourage you to provide your feedback to us so that we can consider your perspectives and experiences, and to refine our policies going forward.