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The Toronto Police Service announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for members

Broadcast time: 11:00
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Unit: Corporate Communications
Phone: 416-808-7100

Today, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) announced that it is implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all members, both uniform and civilian.

The Service has an obligation to ensure a safe workplace for TPS members and the public. This is a primary commitment for the Service, as it has been throughout the pandemic.

The Service continues to support and follow public health advice regarding vaccination, social distancing, the wearing of masks, and the use of PPE among other precautions, and will implement the new mandatory requirement for all members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to the Service’s duty to accommodate members pursuant to the Human Rights Code.

As a first step, all TPS members will be required to disclose and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status by September 13, 2021.

Police Chief James Ramer: “The safety of our members, our workplaces and the public is of utmost importance to us. Our members will be required to be fully vaccinated to protect each other and the communities we serve.”

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Corporate Communications for the Office of the Chief