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This information sheet will be updated as necessary with the newest information added to the beginning of the document.

In addition to email updates on Mondays and Thursdays, this information will be available at the following websites:

Thank you for your patience as these pages and updates are being set up. Subscription requests to these updates can be sent from your DND or personal email address to Ashley.Evans@forces.gc.ca.

Again, we thank you for your patience and commitment during this time. Please take care of yourself and your family.

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Update April 2

HR Go HR App

HR Connect RH is your first point of contact for HR-related questions about COVID-19. Submit your questions or call 1-833-747-6363 between 08h00 and 16h00 EST. Stay informed of the latest information on COVID-19 by downloading the HR GO RH App.

The HR GO App provides critical HR information to public service managers and staff including; articles, contacts, walkthroughs, links to online resources and calculators. The HR GO App was designed to support DND staff who may not have easy access to computers, networks and work primarily offline such as ship repair specialists, various trades, and employees in the field, on leave, or at home. The HR GO app will update automatically when connected and continually provide new tools, functions and content to respond to user needs.

Canada App

The Canada COVID-19 App is a central resource for accessing personalized, trusted, evidence-based information about the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada. Download it for the most up-to-date information, recommendations, and resources.

Access to T4s and Pay Stubs

Employees with a CRA account should be able to access their T4 through that account. Additionally, employees who require access to their T4 or pay stubs can set up an e-post account and then contact the Pay Centre who can securely send you these documents through e-post. Instructions:

  1. Go to https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/personal/receiving/manage-mail/epost.page
  2. Click on “My account” and then “Register now” to set up your account.
  3. When the account is created, contact the Pay Centre at 1-855-686-4729 to identify the documents you need and confirm that you have an e-post account set up.

Continued Learning

For those interested, the Defence Learning Network is accessible from home computers. Additionally, the Canada School of Public Service has re-launched their online learning platform. We encouraged you to take some time to explore the online learning options available.

Guidance on Travel, Leave and Flexible Work Arrangements for Public Service Employees | COVID-19

FAQs, resources and updates surrounding COVID-19: Click here to download PDF

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Update March 30

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Update March 26

A message from Rear-Admiral J.R. Auchterlonie, Commander; Maritime Forces Pacific/Joint Task Force (Pacific); Canadian Armed Forces:

“Thank you for continuing extraordinary efforts, whether at home or at your usual place of work, as we deal with COVID-19. Please continue to wash your hands, practice social distancing as much as possible, stay safe and stay well.”

The Formation Surgeon recommends that if you’re feeling the following symptoms, use the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool, available online at: https://covid19.thrive.health

Please note that the updated symptoms include the following:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Body Aches
  • Chills
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore Throat

If sick, the BC CDC outlines to follow this protocol:

Self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days. Stay home and do not go to work, school or public places and do not use public transit, taxis or ride shares. Do not have visitors to your home. If you live with other people, avoid contact with others at home by staying and sleeping in a separate room and using a separate bathroom if possible. See this guide to self-isolation if you are ill and this guide to self-isolation for caregivers. After 10 days, if your temperature is normal and you feel better, you can return to your routine activities. Coughing may persist for several weeks, so a cough alone does not mean you need to continue to self-isolate for more than 10 days.

Cover coughs & sneezes;
Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds;
Do not share household items;
Flush the toilet with the lid down;
General cleaning. Clean surfaces at least 1x per day and surfaces touched often at least 2x per day;
Wear face mask if you are sick.

If you need medical care:

Pay attention. Call 811;

Urgent medical care means that there is a change in your health that needs medical help right away. If it becomes harder to breathe, you can’t drink anything or feel much worse than when you got tested; seek urgent medical care at an urgent care clinic or emergency department. If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.

Call ahead before you get medical care. If leaving your home for medical care, call ahead and tell the clinic you are coming in and that you just had a COVID-19 test. By calling ahead, you help the clinic, hospital, lab, urgent care or doctor’s office prepare for your visit and stop the spread of germs. Remind each health care provider that is taking care of you that you are waiting for COVID-19 test results.

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In an effort to keep you informed on the Formation, Base and COVID-19, The Lookout newspaper is hosting a web page at www.lookoutnewspaper.com/covid-19. It contains links to information including:

  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and the Base with answers for accessing the Base, its services and other topics;
  • A note from the Formation Surgeon; and
  • Direction from the Chief of Defence Staff and the Deputy Minister for National Defence.

The team at PSP Esquimalt is putting on a series of livestreamed workouts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Naden Athletic Centre Facebook page. The first one is set for March 20 at 1100 but don’t worry if you missed it — it’ll be on their page to be enjoyed at your convenience.

The work you are doing is seen and appreciated, Thank you again for your professionalism and dedication to the Defence Team and Canada as we press forward in these challenging times.

Added links:

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Update March 23

If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to someone who is showing symptoms or has been diagnosed as suffering from the effects of COVID-19, you should complete the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool at https://covid19.thrive.health.

With respect to work, some general guidance will apply, noting the details of individual cases may result in different approaches:

  1. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, inform your supervisor and follow BC Health guidance. You will not be called in to work. Inform your supervisor of any fellow employees that may have been exposed to you. FMF will contact those individuals.
  2. If you have been exposed through contact or close proximity to someone you know is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, inform your supervisor and follow BC Health guidance. You will not be called in to work unless a critical job requires it; this will be a CO decision. Inform your supervisor of any fellow employees that may have been exposed to you. FMF will contact those individuals.
  3. If you have been exposed through contact or close proximity to someone you know has been exposed to someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, raise this point, including the date(s), with your supervisor if you are called in to work in support of a critical job. A decision will be made at that time based on the circumstances of the case.

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National and Provincial Resources:

Federal Websites:

Provincial Websites:

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COVID-19 Cyber Hygiene:

DND/CAF users are asked to exercise caution in handling any email that is COVID-19-related. This includes subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks. Users are also advised to be cognizant of potential social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19. The following precautions are highly recommended:

  • Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
  • Using Caution with Email Attachments and Avoid Social Engineering and Phishing Scams.
  • Use trusted sources such as legitimate, government websites for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
  • Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations.

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Social Media:

Local:

National:

  • Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer
    Twitter: @CPHO_Canada

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Family Mental Health Support:

Support Resources: