Covid-19 Vaccine Passport FAQs
Covid-19 Restrictions Lifted
Effective March 14, the province is lifting all Covid-related restrictions, including mask mandates, capacity restrictions, and VaxPass requirements.
The full list of lifted restrictions can be found here.
While masks are strongly recommended, they are no longer mandatory under public health orders, as of March 14. Municipalities may enact their own mask policy, if they so choose.
For further guidance, please refer to this page on the province’s website.
The NLVaxPass is in effect until March 14. Here’s what this means for municipalities right now.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is encouraging everyone in the province, 12 years of age or older, who are eligible for the vaccine, to get vaccinated.
The province’s COVID-19 immunization program is important to ensuring the safety of residents and our communities, and to protecting the most vulnerable. Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) and Professional Municipal Administrators (PMA) support this immunization program and echo the sentiments encouraging everyone who is eligible and able to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Things to Consider
Municipalities are employers and have an obligation to keep their workers safe. COVID-19 is a workplace hazard and therefore employers have to take reasonable steps to mitigate hazards at work. Municipalities should be engaging with their JOHS committees to help guide their decision making on how to best eliminate (or if elimination is not possible, reduce) the hazard of Covid-19.
We recommend also reading through the list of FAQs from the provincial government, here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/life-during-covid-19/vaccination-record/faqs/#rq12.