LNG Canada is now requiring anyone entering its LNG Canada project site in Kitimat to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. LNG Canada has been administering vaccines since on-site since March 2021.
“As of January 13, 2022, the LNG Canada on-site vaccination program has successfully administered 4,893 vaccines (comprising first, second, third, and booster doses) since its introduction in March 2021,” said an LNG Canada spokesperson.
Approximately 5,000 people are employed at the LNG Canada site. LNG Canada has reviewed its on-site protocols and measures and are making changes to combat the new variant as the project returns to work.
There are additional measures now in place to safeguard workers at the camp including all office-based staff working from home. Both LNG Canada and JGC Fluor reinstated the work-from-home policy.
Non-essential business travel to the site has also been suspended and travel to the Kitimat area is restricted to essential site-based employees only. Anyone leaving the site must inform their COVID-19 coordinator. Workers may only leave the site in the event of a medical emergency or to attend a critical appointment.
All non-local workers must be triple tested during their rotation, first before their flight, between days three and five of their shifts and then again between days eight and 10. All local workers are being tested weekly.
COVID-19 rapid testing continues to be a requirement for all site workers.
Non-local workers must be triple tested during their rotation: first at the charter hub location before their flight; again, between days three to five of their shift; and then again between days eight to ten.
Local workers are tested weekly.