Registrants must continue to meet the requirements of the Code of Ethics, including “Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the protection of the environment and promote health and safety in the workplace”. With that said, all registrants must comply with the COVID-19 guidance and directives of the BC Provincial and Federal Government, including adhering to the provisions for “social distancing” both in personal and professional practices.
This guidance is subject to change, and it is the registrant’s responsibility to be aware of the latest guidance from public health authorities. Where completion of professional work with proper social distancing is not possible, registrants should work with clients, employers, and other stakeholders to assess and address the project, personal, and public risks and impacts of delaying or continuing with the work, while holding paramount the requirement to protect public health. This may include modification of work plans and procedures to facilitate a safer working environment with respect to COVID-19, including the use of personal protective equipment.