Source: Sunwing

As part of Sunwing’s enduring commitment to health and safety, the company announced it is requiring that all new and existing employees across all Canadian divisions be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 this past summer. The new policy aligns with the Government of Canada’s recent announcement that it intends to require vaccination across all federally regulated industries later this fall. For employees who are not yet vaccinated and plan to get vaccinated, they are required to provide proof of their full vaccination status no later than October 18, 2021.

“The health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority at Sunwing,” commented Stephen Hunter, CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “Vaccinations are proven to be the most effective tool in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting broader public health. As a Canadian company, we want to continue to do our part to help end this pandemic, protect our families and those vacationing with us, and to support the travel industry’s full recovery.”

The policy applies to employees across all Canadian divisions, including those who will be working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, as per vaccination guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada for the entire population. Accommodations will be made for those with qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Sunwing has been committed to ensuring health and safety in the workplace and throughout the customer’s vacation experience. The Safe with Sunwing program was developed last summer under the advisement of global healthcare leader Medcan. In addition to advising on the Safe with Sunwing program, Medcan experts led by Dr. Peter Nord, Chief Medical Officer at Medcan and Sunwing’s acting Chief Medical Advisor, also provide ongoing support for employee and customer health and safety.