COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Suppliers

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As Nova Scotia moves through the provincial re-opening plan in phases, we have provided an update on how those changes will affect Suppliers entering government workplaces.

Vaccination Requirement

Effective March 21, 2022, all Suppliers working on behalf of the Nova Scotia Government and entering government facilities and/or interacting with provincial employees or the public, will not be required to show proof of vaccination to work in or visit provincial workplaces or worksites.

Some high-risk government workplaces may still require proof of vaccination. Suppliers should contact their provincial Contract Manager for more information.

Full vaccination status will no longer be a screening requirement for Suppliers to renew contracts or bid on future contracts by the Province of Nova Scotia.

This pandemic has been anything but predictable. If the environment changes and Public Health needs to change with it, Suppliers will be notified accordingly.

Attestation Process

Although there will no longer be a proof of vaccine requirement for Suppliers, we will continue to request that Suppliers attest their vaccination status when renewing or bidding on future contracts. This is to ensure we have accurate data on vaccination status in case the epidemiology changes.

Suppliers can complete a simple on-line attestation form here. Only one attestation form is required on behalf of all Supplier employees or contracts that are servicing the government of Nova Scotia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the vaccination requirement for Suppliers doing business with the Province of Nova Scotia?

Effective March 21, 2022, all Suppliers working on behalf of the Nova Scotia Government and entering government facilities and/or interacting with provincial employees or the public, will not be required to show proof of vaccination to work in or visit provincial workplaces or worksites.

Some high-risk government workplaces may still require proof of vaccination. Suppliers should contact their provincial Contract Manager for more information.

Who can I ask questions about vaccination requirements for Suppliers?

After reviewing the information and links provided here, Suppliers are encouraged to reach out to their provincial Contract Manager with questions about vaccination requirements.

Who is a Supplier?

Supplier includes any person/firm engaged to provide a good, service and/or construction to or on behalf of the Provincial Government. Commonly referred to as consultants, contractors, vendors or service providers. This includes all sub-contractors and personnel working for the prime Supplier (e.g., security services, cleaners, consultants, mail services, trainers, videographers, equipment technicians, etc.).

Will all Suppliers be required to continue to follow health and safety protocols?

We want to continue to support the healthy and safe environment we have established throughout the pandemic, so as we transition the workplace through the re-opening period, the Province strongly encourages Suppliers to continue to follow the proven health and safety measures that have been in place for many months now, including wearing a mask in public spaces where distancing is not possible, handwashing, cleaning and sanitization, staying home if ill, getting tested and vaccinated.

Why are we continuing to recommend health and safety protocols when the Province is ‘reopening’?

This recommendation is being made to maintain a layer of protection in our workplaces during this provincial re-opening period. These are proven health and safety measures that have been in place for many months now.

What if some of my employees do not become fully vaccinated?

Full vaccination status will no longer be a requirement for Suppliers to enter government workplaces, renew contracts, or bid on future contracts by the Province of Nova Scotia.

What will be done with Supplier vaccination status information?

The Province is committed to protecting information it collects regarding the vaccination status of Suppliers. We will maintain vaccination status information as the pandemic evolves further and only as long as deemed necessary.