Important information to continue critical support services, advice or decisions while our offices are closed during COVID-19.
COVID-19 advisories and messages—for employees:
IRB front offices are closed
During the pandemic, access to IRB premises is
limited to employees providing critical services only. These measures are in place to protect the health and safety of all IRB employees and to follow provincial and municipal efforts to limit nonessential contact and stem the spread of the virus.
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Risk to you
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as high for Canada. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in other countries.
Please consult the destination page on travel.gc.ca for the
latest travel advice.
How the IRB is monitoring COVID-19
The IRB has established a National COVID-19 Working Committee to monitor and address the situation as it unfolds.
The IRB will provide employees with accurate and up-to-date information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You are also reminded to register for the Emergency Response Mass Notification System to receive real-time updates on building closures or other security measures that could arise.
What to do if you’ve become ill while travelling for work
Returning to Canada?
Visit Canada.ca to learn what to do
if you become sick after travelling.
To prevent and mitigate your risks of becoming ill while travelling for work, read the
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): prevention and risks.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice for information on how to stay safe.
Travel advisories and destination-specific information
There are various active
travel advisories and
travel health notices related to COVID-19.
Traveling within Canada
Speak with your supervisor if you’re concerned about work-related travel safety.
If you or a family member needs support, contact the
Employee Assistance Program
(1 800 268 7708)—a confidential service to help with personal concerns affecting well-being.