National accessArts Centre will institute a proof of vaccine mandate for its facility.
On September 14, 2021, the Board of Directors of the National accessArts Centre passed a new policy that now requires all employees, artists, support workers, volunteers, practicums, contractors and all other visitors to the NaAC facility to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both the board and management of the NaAC feel this is an essential step to providing a safe working environment for our community.
We understand, however, that there will be individuals who are unable to receive the vaccination for medical reasons. Only employees and regularly attending artists (this does not apply to support workers) who fall in this category – and can provide certified proof of a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccinations – can enter the facility, provided that they take an asymptomatic rapid COVID-19 test, performed on a Health Canada approved testing device, and conducted by a NaAC employee trained in the procedure. This test will be required upon each entry.
Those who do not provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemptions will be denied entry.
Current employees and NaAC artist participants who are not currently vaccinated are now required to obtain their first and second vaccinations by the following dates unless they provide a certified medical exemption:
- Proof of your first COVID-19 vaccination by September 30, 2021.
- Proof of your second COVID-19 vaccination by October 31, 2021.
This policy will extend to any future COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters recommended by Health Canada.