National Newswatch

Federal government departments are restarting plans to bring thousands of public servants back to the office as provinces lift pandemic restrictions that forced them to work from home.

Treasury Board recently issued new guidance outlining the terms for departments and agencies to resume the plans that were abruptly halted when the Omicron variant took hold around Christmas.

The return to office will begin immediately, but Treasury Board President Mona Fortier said increasing the occupancy of office buildings will be phased in slowly while departments prepare their workplaces, including new or updated precautions such as masking and social distancing.

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