LNG Canada has announced they will adopt a policy requiring their workers to demonstrate proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

In a release Thursday, the joint venture says they “believe the B.C. Provincial Health Officer’s recommendation that workers at industrial sites such as ours be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination is the right thing to do.”

LNG Canada will require all staff to confirm their vaccination status by November 30th, 2021.

The venture will also recommend that project contractors implement the same requirement for their employees. Program details are still being developed.

The release also says LNG Canada is “committed to protecting workers, community, and project from COVID-19, and to reduce the risk of infection in all areas of our operations and activities.”

On Tuesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said she had written to many large industrial camps in the province, including Site C, urging them to make COVID-19 vaccines a requirement for their workers.

Currently, employers at industrial sites are required to report their employee’s vaccination status.

BC Hydro also announced on Thursday that it would require proof of vaccination for its employees and contractors, including at Site C.