COVID-19 Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) Information


Last Updated: 11/20/2020

TFW Application Checklist


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TFW Application Checklist Documents
This table contains all of the documents available in the checklist above as well as resources in additional languages.

#QuestionLink
Q1.I have downloaded and read the Province of BC's COVID-19 requirements, Protecting BC Farmers and Farm Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.GovBC: PHO - Guidance Farms & Farm Workers
English
Q2.I have completed a COVID-19 workplace Risk Assessment (RA) of my farm operationRisk Assessment Tool
English (WORD)
English (PDF)
English (SAMPLE)
Q3.I have created a COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Protocol (IPC)Risk Assessment Tool
English (WORD)
English (PDF)
English (SAMPLE)
Q4.I have signage in place in the appropriate language on how workers can protect themselves from COVID-19.Safety Notice for Workers
English
Spanish
Q5.I have someone identified (COVID-19 Coordinator) that workers can go to if they have questions on COVID-19.COVID-19 Coordinator Sign
English
Spanish
Q6.Common areas allow physical distancing of 2m / 6ft at all times.No Document
Q7.Beds in the right configuration with the right distance apart.No Document
Q8.I understand what is needed for a person to self-isolate.GovCDN: How to Isolate at Home
English
Spanish
Other Languages

Q9.I have separate accommodation to let a worker self-isolate away from other workers or have arranged for separate accommodation.Self Isolation Protocol
English
Q10.I have laundry services available for regular use.No Document
Q11.I have disposable gloves for the handling of garbage or there is access to hand hygiene facilities either through hand hygiene stations or the provisions of hand sanitizer.No Document
Q12.I have a waste removal schedule.Waste Removal Schedule
English
Spanish
Q13.I have sturdy, leak resistant garbage bags.No Document
Q14.I have an adequate number of hand washing sinks available to workersNo Document
Q15.There is an appropriate supply of warm water for all sinks.No Document
Q16.I have provided plain soap.No Document
Q17.I have provided disposable paper towels.No Document
Q18.I have put up signs to promote regular hand washing.Hand Washing Poster
English
Punjabi/English
Spanish
Q19.I have sleeping arrangements that maintain physical distancing or use physical barriers.No Document
Q20.I have physical barriers like face shields or masks for situations where physical distancing is not possible.Face Masks Sign
English
Q21.I have a schedule to ensure common and high touch areas are cleaned or disinfected at the start and end of each day.Enhanced Cleaning: TFW Living Area Schedule
English
Spanish
Q22.I have materials ready on the risk of exposure of COVID-19 and the signs and symptoms of the disease.Safety Notice for Workers
English
Spanish
Q23.I have materials ready on hand washing, physical distancing, and cough/sneeze etiquette.Safety Notice for Workers
English
Spanish
Q24.I can provide locations of hand washing facilities, including dispensing stations for alcohol-based hand rubs.Location of Hand Wash Facilities
English
Spanish
Q25.I have materials ready on how to seek first aid.First Aid Contact Sign
English
Q26.I have materials ready on how to report an exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19 (to COVID-19 Coordinator)COVID-19 Coordinator Sign
English
Spanish
Q27.I have schedules in place for kitchen/eating areas to limit contact and maintain 2 metre physical distancing. Kitchen Rules Sign
English
Spanish
Q28.Each worker has their own dishware, utensils and drinking cup or provided disposable alternatives (no sharing)Kitchen Rules Sign
English
Spanish
Q29.Used dishware will be washed immediately.Kitchen Rules Sign
English
Spanish
Q30.I have the facilities to promptly separate and self-isolate the individual from others in their own accommodationNo Document
Q31.I am prepared to provide individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 with a surgical/procedural mask or tissues to cover their mouth and nose.No Document
Q32.I am prepared to direct the person to call HealthLinkBC (8-1-1).COVID-19 Coordinator Sign
English
Spanish
Q33.I am prepared to clean and disinfect any rooms that the person has been in while symptomatic.Cleaning: Symptomatic Workers
English
Spanish

Q34.If commercial accommodation is being used to self-isolate, then I will inform management of the situation and necessary requirements.No Document

Exit Interview


  • English: (WordPDF)
  • English/Spanish: WordPDF)
  • Questionnaire of Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers (PDF)