New rules to take effect on September 8
Porter Airlines will be requiring its team members to take more COVID-19 safety precautions when it restarts operations starting Sept. 8.
From then, employees must be fully vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the start of their shift.
“We have a responsibility to ensure a safe workplace. With vaccines readily available for everyone in Canada and the U.S., and their proven effectiveness, requiring vaccination or regular testing is a critical measure to protect the health of our team members,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “We are providing a testing option to ensure that personal circumstances are accommodated.”
The employer claims to be the first Canadian airline to mandate COVID-19 testing or vaccination for all team members.
Porter also supports the government's plan to require full vaccination for all air travellers, it said.