We are the only Canadian co-working company with this certification. All iQ Offices locations have completed the COVID-19 Safe Workplace Assessment from Get Ready Global, based on compliance of regulatory measures from Public Health Agency Canada (PHAC), Public Health Ontario (PHO), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) and the Provincial Ministry of Health.
Foundations of Safety
All spaces and practices at iQ Offices reflect our COVID-19 safety protocols.
Anyone entering an iQ Offices location must complete a self-screening questionnaire and pass through a touchless temperature screening station. Only people who pass the screening will be permitted and issued a colour-coded wristband each day. We have also added the Rapid Antigen Testing Program to our overall IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control) Program to confirm our staff are not Asymptomatic Shedders and do not have COVID-19 and gives results within 15 minutes.
All shared spaces and high-contact zones are cleaned by trained professionals every two hours. Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and other precautions are available throughout all spaces.
We’ve added directional decals and capacity markers to all common areas, helping Members work, collaborate and circulate safely. In Private Offices, we’ve added measures where needed such as adjusting desk orientation, distanced seating and adding plexiglass shields. We follow mask guidelines in line with our certification.
From replacing shared snack containers with individually packaged portions, to encouraging personal reusable mugs and water bottles and replacing onsite mugs and glasses with recyclable ones, we’ve adapted many of our shared amenities. Most importantly to many Members, Co-working Cocktails will be offered by bar-cart, so you can still enjoy a beverage on days designated for Co-working Cocktails. We also provide Private Offices on an as-needed basis.
Accurate information and advice have never mattered more. Members can ask iQ Offices Location Staff for a no-charge workplace consultation: a personalized back-to-work safety plan for your business. iQ Offices is also an exclusive partner of the Poppy Pathogen Monitoring System: industry-leading technology that tests the air and surfaces for COVID-19 and other pathogens.
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- How do I check into the office after-hours?
Members arriving after 5:30 p.m. must complete a Self-Screening Questionnaire. Only people who pass the screening are permitted in the space.
iQ Offices receives a report each morning of who has entered the space the day before, based on both encrypted key card and form submission data.
- Where can I see a detailed list of rules and regulations?
In addition to the information on this page, you can review our Membership Rules and Regulations. Also, iQ Offices Location Staff have been trained to provide all Members with workplace consultations: a personalized back-to-work plan for your business.
- iQ Offices Proof of Vaccine Policy – Effective as of Monday, October 4th, 2021
As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure we maintain a safe and accessible space for our staff and members, we have been monitoring the progression of updates delivered by each Provincial Government as they relate to the introduction of mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Passports.
As of Monday, October 4th, 2021, iQ Offices will be requiring all non-members, guests of members, prospective members, and external vendors to provide Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination before entering our locations. This proof will be mandatory, in addition to completing the other steps in our Safety program, including completion of our COVID-19 screening form and temperature check. Any individuals who fail to provide this proof will not be permitted into our space.
Proof of Vaccination must be shown for each individual entering our locations in the form of:
Formal Government-issued documentation of both COVID-19 vaccinations
Government-issued Photo ID for each individual
While this policy does not apply to existing members, we encourage you to remind your guests of this new policy and direct them to the Provincial Government website to download their Proof of Vaccination documentation.
As always, we remain closely connected with our partners at Get Ready Global who continue to guide us on best practices in maintaining the strongest health and safety regulations that we can. Our Rules and Regulations and its associated on-site protocols remain unchanged.
These include, but are not limited to, the below:
Mandatory mask-wearing in all communal spaces
Completion of our COVID-19 screening form before coming on-site
Allowing our location staff to temperature check you and your team when arriving on site
Adherence required to social distancing as well as office configuration in line with these requirements
Frequent sanitizing of all of our high touch areas on-site at all locations
Removal of any re-usable glassware, cutlery, and other kitchenware in place of disposable items
Happy hour beverages are distributed via cart to each office as opposed to in a communal space
We will continue to communicate any and all changes to you as valued members of our iQ Offices team.