Employer Owned Facilities

  • Shared facilities (e.g. bathroom, kitchen, living space) are permitted between groups that are quarantining together, however, should a member of the household or group test positive for COVID-19, all members of that household or group will have to isolate for additional time.
  • Shared sleeping facilities are only permitted for TFWs who are members of the same household in their home country (i.e. spouses, parent/adult/child, family members) travelling together.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that individuals quarantining together as a household are members of the same household.
Food and Supplies
  • If workers are responsible for preparing their own meals during quarantine, you must ensure that there are groceries in the place they are staying before they arrive.
  • You are responsible for any shopping required for your workers during their isolation.
  • If they have the option to order food online for themselves and have it delivered, the food should be paid for in advance, and the delivery person given a drop off location to avoid contact with the workers. TFWs are to retrieve their food when the delivery person has left the drop off location.
  • If meals are delivered or prepared on site by the employer, meals may be delivered to the TFWs room door. Meals should be delivered in disposable single-use packaging and include single-use utensils.
  • Meals should be dropped off outside rooms, with meal delivery times set. It is recommended that designated or disposable dishes and utensils be used by ill workers. If designated, dirty dishes and utensils are to be left outside the room for pick-up. Disposable gloves can be used by employers who are picking up and handling these items.
Cleaning and Disinfection
  • You are responsible for providing the cleaning materials (e.g. paper towels, household cleaning and disinfection products, dish soap, laundry soap) needed during quarantine.
  • Regular household cleaners, disinfectant wipes or diluted bleach solution can be used according to the label directions.
  • Workers are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their location daily.
  • Use disposable gloves and protective clothing when cleaning surfaces or items that have been soiled with bodily fluids.


Shared Laundry Facilities

If laundry facilities are not provided, linen changes should be arranged through a drop-off at the door with towels and sheets once per week, or more often if requested.

Laundry facilities cannot be shared, unless the TFWs are members of the same household or group and are quarantining together.

For workers that have their own individually designated laundry facilities, they should be told the following:

  • wipe down controls before and after doing the laundry.
  • not to shake dirty laundry before putting it in the machine.
  • wash with soap and the warmest water possible. Do not overload the machine.
  • dry items at highest temperature possible and dry them completely.
Personal Hygiene
    TFWs should be notified to:
  • avoid touching their face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of the elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Dispose of used tissues immediately.
  • wash their hands
  • before and after eating food;
  • before and after preparing food;
  • after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose;
  • after touching dirty surfaces such as taps, doorknobs, phones, remotes; and
  • after using the bathroom.
  • You must ensure that all workers have the tools needed to practice good hygiene. This includes access to facilities that enable them to wash their hands often with soap and warm water and providing an alcohol-based sanitizer (minimum 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly soiled.Signage on personal hygiene etiquette should be posted throughout the facility.
Personal Protective Equipment

You are responsible for providing any necessary PPE to TFWs and staff during the quarantine period.