As our Province begins to reopen, we at Terra Law are working hard to ensure that our employees and our clients feel safe being in the office. To that end, and in accordance with WorkSafe BC and the Provincial Health Officer, we have implemented a COVID-19 Safety Plan, which includes the following:
- Many at Terra Law continue to work from home, either on a full or part time basis, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
- For those working in the office, we have repositioned workspaces to provide physical distance and have installed plexiglass around a number of workstations and at our reception desk. In addition, we have restricted the number of people who may be in the common areas of our office at any one time.
- Our reception desk maintains a log of all visitors to the firm for contact tracing purposes.
- Our boardrooms have a reduced capacity and we will be asking all visitors to limit the number of people who attend appointments at the firm.
- Our boardrooms are thoroughly sanitized before and after each meeting, and frequently used areas and high touch surfaces in the office are cleaned several times a day.
- Masks, hand sanitizer and gloves will be made available to visitors and to all employees of the firm.
- Client meetings will continue to be held via video or telephone conference when possible. If an in-person meeting is required, visitors will be asked, prior to their visit, to identify whether they are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness or if they have recently returned from outside of Canada and, if so, their meeting will be rescheduled.
- Upon arrival in the lobby of the Scotia Tower, visitors will be required to enter through a designated door and exit through a separate door. The elevators in the Scotia Tower currently have a maximum capacity of two people, so visitors are encouraged to allow enough time to wait for the elevator.
At Terra Law, the health and safety of our employees, our clients and our community are our top priority. While British Columbia has moved into Phase 3 of its Reopening Plan, we are far from being back to normal and must remain vigilant regarding the risk that continues to be posed by COVID-19. We will regularly review and assess our COVID-19 Safety Plan and will make changes as required to ensure we are in compliance with current guidelines, and any updates will be posted on our website.