Covid-19 Training Centre Update

Jan 5, 2022 | Covid-19, Training Centre

Dear Members,

We hope all of you had a nice holiday season and wish you all the best for 2022. Public Health moving the province to a modified Alert Level 4 is not the way we had hoped to start the New Year, but the waves of this virus have proven that we can innovate and persevere to keep people safe and operations functioning.
We are once again asking members to move towards online interaction during this time. The following is an update on our facilities effective Tuesday, January 4th, 2022:

UA Training Centre

The UA Training Centre is not open to the general public and members are not allowed to drop in. When in-person classes are scheduled, only students will be permitted to enter the building (provided their questionnaire is completed and they are approved for entry). A mask is mandatory and it must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times. More detailed information will be shared with students prior to arriving.

Cancelled classes will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

For training related assistance, please contact Bruce Gillingham at the office 709-747-5947;
or email

We ask that you respect and follow our safety measures to ensure the well being of your fellow members
and staff. The above operations are subject to change depending on emergency measures enacted by public health officials.

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

If you are feeling a heightened level of stress, anxiety or fear and you feel overwhelmed or concerned that it is affecting your ability to care for yourself or your family, ask for help. Reach out to a family member, friend, or one of the following services for assistance:

  • Member Family Assistance Program (MFAP) – 1-866-448-9444. A confidential, no cost, support
    service provided through the RDTC/NLBTC Members Trust for UA Local 740 members and their immediate family.
  • Bridge the Gapp offers many free services to support you and your wellbeing –
  • The Provincial CHANNAL Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am. If you are feeling isolated and alone, please reach out and speak with a trained mental health peer supporter.
  • Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668 available 24 hours a day or contact the Crisis Text service by texting 686868
  • If it is an urgent or life-threatening situation, call 911.

We will continue to monitor the outbreak and will update you as the situation evolves or when changes are necessary to align with Federal and Provincial Government directives. We wish you and your loved one’s health and safety during this challenging time. Please do your part to reduce the spread and stay well.