GP Adopts Mandatory Vaccination Policy
A message to our clients from Goldblatt Partners LLP
As we continue to pull together to slow the spread of COVID-19, Goldblatt Partners remains committed to keeping our clients, employees, and others safe.
We have a duty to protect the health and safety of all members of the firm and visitors to our offices. And like other Ontarians, we all have an interest in helping to ensure that hospitals are not overwhelmed by persons infected with COVID-19.
The firm has therefore adopted mandatory vaccination policies, one that applies to all our lawyers and staff, and the other to all visitors to the firm’s premises.
Effective immediately, all visitors to the firm, including clients, grievors, support persons, and other counsel, must be fully vaccinated to enter the firm’s offices in Toronto or Ottawa.*
All clients will be reminded of this policy in advance of any in-office meeting or hearing. All visitors will be asked to show proof of their vaccination status upon arrival at the firm. Visitors who are unable or unwilling to confirm their vaccination status upon arrival at the firm’s premises will not be permitted to enter. They will, however, be welcome to join the meeting or hearing remotely.
To be clear, our lawyers have been instructed to continue to hold meetings and hearings remotely whenever possible, and to schedule in-person meetings only when strictly necessary. The firm’s offices remain closed to visitors, except those whose attendance has been pre-approved.
We hope that you and your families are doing well as we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic. We remain ready and able to respond to your needs promptly and effectively and look forward to meeting in person when it is safer to do so.
If you have any questions, please contact the lawyer on your file.
* For purposes of this policy, “fully vaccinated” means that the visitor has received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines, or one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada. In addition, the visitor must have received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before their visit to the firm’s office.