OUR COVID-19 RELATED ACTIONS

Updated: December 22, 2021

HYGIENE AND PREVENTION MEASURES PLAN

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we implemented a robust Hygiene and Prevention Measures Plan in order to further improve response protocols and protect workers on our sites against COVID-19.

As well, we strictly comply with guidelines issued by government and various bodies, such as Public Health and the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).

Here are some examples of measures on our sites:

  • We have a COVID-19 screening test laboratory that is installed directly at the Canadian Malartic mine site. This laboratory allows us to protect workers and respond quickly in the event of a specific situation.
  • Resumption of mandatory screening tests for all Partnership employees as well as those of contractors as of January 4, 2022.
  • Mandatory training on the hygiene and prevention measures put in place for all our employees, those of our contractors and any visitor, before accessing our sites. The signing of a commitment form is also required.
  • Triage procedure that everyone, without exception, must comply with upon entering our sites. In particular, a questionnaire to assess whether access to our facilities is authorized or not must be completed.
  • Since December 20: Requirement to wear the surgical mask is AT ALL TIMES on our sites.
    • Indoors, mandatory at all times, even at the work place, unless the employee is alone in a closed office.
    • Outside, mandatory at all times, unless the employee is alone or more than 2m away from colleagues.
  • Physical distancing of 2m must be respected AT ALL TIMES.
  • A big top set up outside at the Canadian Malartic mine site to provide more room for mining operations workers when they arrive and leave.
  • Buses have been added to increase the space between workers on a hot change schedule, i.e. the location where the 240-tonne production truck operators change shifts. One person per seat, in all seats. Dividers are also installed in the buses.
  • In the pick-up trucks, wearing the surgical mask is mandatory AT ALL TIMES, unless the worker is alone.
  • Clean-up procedure for vehicles and equipment.
  • Requirement to wash hands before and after using common equipment.
  • Guideline for exclusion from our sites of a symptomatic worker
  • Clean-up procedure if a case of COVID-19 is confirmed on our sites.

Continued safe operations require the collaboration and commitment of all our employees and contractor employees.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our employees.

 

CLOSURE OF OUR COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE

Due to new government measures related to COVID-19, we have made the decision to close our Community Relations Office as of December 21, 2021 for an indefinite period

In the circumstances, the period to claim compensation covering the year 2021 which was to begin in January 2022 for all citizens of Malartic and chemin des Merles in Rivière-Héva is suspended until further notice.

In the meantime, we strongly encourage citizens to send us their completed compensation form with their proof of residence by one of the following three ways:

  • At the Community Relations Office, in the documents drop-off box located at the main entrance;
  • By email to relationscommunautaires@canadianmalartic.com address; or
  • By mail to the address 1041, rue Royale, Malartic J0Y 1Z0.

Thus, we will be able to start processing the requests received as soon as our Office reopens. Proof of residence will be returned to you with the receipts.

Please be assured that the registration period for our compensation program will be extended accordingly.

Our Community Relations team remains available by phone or email to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

819 757-2225, extension 3425

relationscommunautaires@canadianmalartic.com

COMMUNICATIONS FROM OUR PARENT COMPANIES

The Canadian Malartic Partnership is owned equally by Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico Eagle Mines Limited.

To learn more about their response to COVID-19, please visit their respective websites.

VISIT AGNICO EAGLE’S WEBSITE

VISIT YAMANA GOLD’S WEBSITE