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Home About the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) WCAT’s COVID-19 response and communicable disease prevention plan

WCAT’s Communicable Disease Prevention Plan (CDP Plan) includes safety measures to prevent any risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. WCAT will continue to update this plan as we receive guidance from WorkSafeBC (as the regulator) and the Public Health Office.

Some of the measures we are taking include:

  • Ensuring staff perform daily health checks before coming to work and staying home when they are sick
  • Educating staff on WCAT’s CDP Plan
  • Using screening protocols for in-person hearing participants and visitors in the office

As we learn more about COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, the effectiveness of governments’ responses, and new innovative ways of working, WCAT will continue to adapt its approach, consistent with these principles, while keeping employees’ and clients’ safety as its top priority.

In-person hearings

If you are visiting WCAT for an in-person hearing, please review the In-Person Hearing Participant Information Sheet before attending your hearing.

In-Person Hearing Participant Information Sheet (PDF, 156 KB)

If you answer “yes” to any of the health screening questions, please do not attend your hearing. Instead, contact your appeal owner at 604-664-7800 or 1-800-663-2782 for information on how to proceed.