Interesting :

The Chief Medical Officer recently Issued a Directive for many Health Care Workers to comply with the New vaccine protocols.

So far this does not apply to private health care clinics but they are strongly recommended by their associations to implement a Vaccine “Policy” based on these guidelines .

Looks like there is an “OUT”

I won’t post the whole directive but see if you can spot the “Out”

Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Directive #6 for
Public Hospitals within the meaning of the Public Hospitals
Act, 1990 , Service Providers in accordance with the Home
Care and Community Services Act, 1994, Local Health
Integration Networks within the meaning of the Local Health
System Integration Act, 2006 operating as Home and
Community Care Support Services (providing community
services and long-term care home placement services), and
Ambulance Services paramedics within the meaning of the
Ambulance Act, 1990 (collectively the “Covered

The CMOH ( Chief Medical officer of Health ) has exercised his authority to direct that:
1. All Covered Organizations must establish, implement and ensure compliance with a
COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires its employees, staff, contractors,
volunteers and students to provide:
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a. proof of full vaccination1 against COVID-19; or

b. written proof of a medical reason, provided by a physician or registered nurse
in the extended class that sets out: (i) a documented medical reason for not
being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and (ii) the effective time period for
the medical reason; or

c. proof of completing an educational session approved by the Covered
Organization about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination prior to declining
vaccination for any reason other than a medical reason. The approved
session must, at a minimum address:
i. how COVID-19 vaccines work;
ii. vaccine safety related to the development of the COVID-19 vaccines;
iii. the benefits of vaccination against COVID-19;
iv. risks of not being vaccinated against COVID-19; and
v. possible side effects of COVID-19 vaccination.

2. Despite paragraph 1, a Covered Organization may decide to remove the option set
out in paragraph 1(c) and require all employees, staff, contractors, volunteers and
students to either provide the proof required in paragraph 1 (a) or (b).
3. Where a Covered Organization decides to remove the option set out in paragraph
1(c) as contemplated in paragraph 2, the Covered Organization shall make available
to employees, staff, contractors, volunteers and students an educational session that
satisfies the requirements of paragraph 1(c).
4. Every Covered Organization’s vaccination policy shall require that where an
employee, staff, contractor, volunteer or student does not provide proof of being fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with paragraph 1(a), but instead relies
upon the medical reason described at paragraph 1(b) or, if applicable, the
educational session described at paragraph 3, the employee, staff, contractor,
volunteer or student shall:
a. submit to regular antigen point of care testing for COVID-19 and demonstrate
a negative result, at intervals to be determined by the Covered Organization
which must be at a minimum once every seven days.
b. Provide verification of the negative test result in a manner determined by the
Covered Organization that enables the Covered Organization to confirm the
result at its discretion

Proof of completion of an educational program
If they choose to offer an educational program option in their policy, Covered
Organizations are encouraged to plan a way for people to provide proof that they have
completed the educational program. Options could include having the person sign a
form saying they completed the educational program (i.e., an attestation)
or having
them answer questions that confirm they have understood the program’s content.

Regarding the Rapid Antigen test