The Toronto-based airline, which resumes flights next month after being grounded on passenger flights for nearly a year and a half, said in a statement Wednesday that “team members must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of starting their shift. “ The airline says it is “the first Canadian airline to commit to introducing these important safety measures.”
“Now every team member that passengers come into contact with will either be fully vaccinated or recently tested. Working and flying with Porter will be a safer experience for everyone, ”said Porter’s CEO Michael Deluce.
The federal government recently announced its intention to make vaccination mandatory for federally regulated employers and workers, as well as for all passengers traveling by plane, boat or train.
Many large companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Google, have said they will require staff who choose to come to the office to be vaccinated before doing so.