Two COVID-19 cases at VSL


Mandatory vaccinations are now a federal requirement at VSL. The Government of Canada considers the Esquimalt Graving Dock (EGD), where VSL operates, and the Fleet Maintenance Facility, CFB Esquimalt (FMF), where certain VSL employees work, to be “federal workplaces”, and mandatory vaccinations are now required for all employees and contractor staff accessing these facilities.

Our team at Victoria Shipyards move closer to the November 15 deadline for providing proof of vaccinations in order to continue to work at VSL. Anyone who is not Fully Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated before November 15, will be placed on an unpaid administrative leave of absence on November 15.

At this time, this requirement does not extend to Vancouver Shipyards, or Vancouver Drydock. However, any Shipyards employee visiting VSL will need to be double vaccinated to attend the site.

We continue to collect vaccination status for Shipyards. We will be individually contacting those that have not yet declared.

Our summary of reported COVID-19 cases with workplace exposures indicates that we cannot let our focus on keeping our work environment safe slip, as we have two more cases of COVID-19 at VSL:

Latest COVID-19 Cases with Workplace Exposures
Date Location Positive Test Results – Case Details Further Impacts
2021-11-04 VSL (office) The employee last worked on Tuesday, November 2, and is now isolating at home. No close contacts have been identified.


2021-11-05 VSL (yard) The employee last worked on Friday, October 29, and is now isolating at home. All identified close contacts are double vaccinated and are not required to isolate.


We continue to make every effort to provide a safe working environment for all.  Please stay at home if you feel unwell. Please complete your self-assessments every day and report any changes to your health, however minor. If you have any questions, contact our Wellness team immediately (; 604-990-3316).

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