Published:January 17, 2022
Shell’s Scotford site has removed its requirement for contractors to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to access the worksite, according to documents obtained by the Western Standard.
The document, dated January 13, is a reversal of Shell’s testing mandate program on the Scotford site, a refinery located in Fort. Saskatchewan, Alta. It employees 1,300 people.
“Individuals who are not vaccinated will no longer need to show proof of an approved negative COVID test completed within 72 hours and there is no longer the option or need to gain exemption status by voluntarily showing proof of full vaccination.
“Site access will be restored for all individuals starting Jan. 13, 2022.”
The updated policy will require all employees and contractors “deemed critical to the safe operation of the facility” to complete on-site rapid tests every 72 hours at the expense of Shell.