The uniform and civilian members of the Torontk Police will be placed on an indefinite unpaid absence if not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before 30 November.
Effective on November 30, 2021, any member, uniform or civilian, who has not disclosed their vaccination status or is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will have rendered themselves unable to perform their duties, the Toronto Police said in a statement.
The statement further addednthese members will be placed on an indefinite unpaid absence and will not be permitted to enter TPS buildings or facilities. If and when the member is fully vaccinated and discloses their updated vaccination status, they will be able to return to work.
Chief James Ramer said, “Vaccination against COVID-19 protects the health and safety of each of our members, our workplaces and the public we serve.”
Currently, 90% of members have disclosed their status. 97% have at least one dose and 94% are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Toronto Police also added effective immediately, those members who have not complied with the procedure will be ineligible for promotion to supervisory or management ranks or positions.