Since June 9, 2020, more flexible options for fit for work screening are available through a revised COVID-19 Daily Fit for Work Screening Protocol.
By completing the questionnaire online before coming into work, as well as simple actions such as staying home when you are sick, physical distancing, continued hand hygiene, and continuous masking helps keep everyone safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As it only takes a minute to complete, the online questionnaire tool also helps to improve efficiency at our screening stations and reduces the amount of contact with screeners.
Q: How do I login to the online tool?
A: This online questionnaire tool is currently only available if you have an account login. These are the same account login credentials you use to login to your workstation or work network.
If you are recently hired, you will have access to the tool the business day after you log into the network using your login credentials for the first time.
The tool is not available for contractors or volunteers at this time. Those who do not have access to the online tool can still complete a paper questionnaire (standard (staff & visitors – non-continuing care) / staff working at continuing care / visitors to continuing care) at site.
If you are a staff member or student and are having trouble logging into the tool, contact the IT Service Desk at 1-877-311-4300.
If you are part of the midwifery staff and unsure of your login credentials, contact the Provincial Midwifery Administrative office at email@example.com. If you don’t know your password, contact the IT Service Desk at 1-877-311-4300.
Q: What are the questions in the online tool?
A: The questions are the same as the paper questionnaire (standard (staff & visitors – non-continuing care) / staff working at continuing care / visitors to continuing care) from the COVID-19 Daily Fit for Work Screening Protocol. These questions align with the Healthcare Worker Self-Assessment tool, but are specific to ensure you are fit to work. Even if you’ve completed the self-assessment, you must still complete the daily fit for work screening questionnaire before reporting to work.
It should only take about a minute to complete the questionnaire.
Q: How do I understand my fit for work status at the end of the questionnaire?
A:Once you complete the online questionnaire, you will see one of four statuses:
You are only permitted to report to work if you see a “Fit for Work” status, which you will show to the screener at site.
If you are unfit for work, instructions on next steps are provided.
Q: What if I made a mistake answering the questions?
If you make a mistake while completing the online questionnaire, please take the questionnaire again. It is important to answer the questions accurately to determine your fit for work status. Healthcare workers can’t work when they aren’t well.
Q: Why do I need to complete the questionnaire within two hours of my shift?
To ensure your fit for work status reflects your current situation before reporting to work, the status will expire after two hours. You can take the questionnaire again to refresh your status after it has expired.
While it is preferred that you take the online questionnaire before reporting to site, you can take the online questionnaire at any time as it only takes a minute. You have the ability to take the questionnaire up to two hours in advance as a benefit to help increase efficiency at the screening station and to reduce the amount of person-to-person contact.
Q: What if I don’t have access to a mobile device or don’t feel comfortable or know how to use the online tool?
If you do not have access to a mobile device, talk to your manager and use the method outlined by your leadership.
Q: Why are there different questions for those in continuing care facilities?
Based on Chief Medical Officer of Health Orders, there are additional screening requirements for all staff and essential visitors of continuing care (long term care, designated supportive living and congregate living) facilities, which are included for staff in the online screening tool and in the continuing care version of the paper questionnaire.
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