House Hunting Trips and Destination Inspection Trips Information on Local Community Conditions

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyday activities such as the Active Posting Season.

This page was created to ensure consistency in the approval of House Hunting Trips (HHTs) and Destination Inspection Trips (DITs).

The below planning tool and resources for local communities in Canada will help determine if conditions at the member’s destination are acceptable for the conduct of a HHT/DIT within the current COVID-19 environment.

The information on local conditions is not all-inclusive, it is generic guidance aimed at informing/supporting Canadian Armed Forces members to conduct a successful HHT/DIT but not authoritative. Information will be updated as needed by local representative.

HHTs and DITs will be conducted within the constraints imposed by municipal, regional, territorial, provincial or federal restrictions.

British Columbia
CFB Comox (Updated week of 8 March 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can alsohalifa represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No. Individuals are not required to quarantine upon arrival, except for those that are travelling to Comox from outside of Canada which requires 14 days isolation.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Commercial air is available, although quite limited. Check airport website (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Restaurants are open for in-dining/take out/delivery, limited seating.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. Budget, National and Enterprise Rental Car services (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) are operating with reduced hours.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes. The real estate market has remained open for business and is deemed an essential service. There are no Open Houses as this time. Real Estate offices have reduced hours. Virtual tours available. Recommended that families posted to Comox take time to prepare and research their options well in advance of their HHT.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Primarily virtual showings, reserving options for physical walk-through for serious home buyers only and at the home owner's discretion. Negotiation is being conducted in advance as well as securing financing. Please visit BC Restart Plan for Real Estate protocol (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. One at a time, by appointment and some restrictions are in place.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes, eSignatures have been recently approved for legal documents. Home Inspectors are currently providing services and adhering to health safety protocols provided by the government and Home Inspection Association of BC (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Please visit BC Restart Plan for Home Inspection protocol (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. Banking institutions are open, social distancing/COVID-19 precautions are in place. Customers are encouraged to make appointments before arriving at the Branch.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes. Students returned to in-class instruction in September 2020 after a delayed start. COVID-19 protection measures are in place and masks are to be worn by students and staff. Registration is available online, inquiries can be made directly to the school of interest where visits may be arranged by appointment. Daycare services are operating under COVID-19 19 guidelines in accordance with the Province and Work Safe BC. Parents are not allowed visits inside the building at this time. Only daycare children and daycare staff are allowed in the building. New family registrations are conducted via email correspondence or phone. Please visit BC Government Education Restart Plan (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) for further information.

CFB Esquimalt (Updated week of 4 January 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No requirement to self-isolate from inter-provincial/domestic travel. Requirement to self-isolate for 14 days from international travel.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes, with reductions.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes, take-out, delivery and limited dine-in.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes, by appointment only and some restrictions are in place. Virtual tours preferred.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes, one at a time, by appointment only and some restrictions are in place.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes, with reduced hours.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes. Daycare openings are limited.

3 CDSB Lower Mainland (Updated week of 4 January 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

There are no requirements to quarantine when traveling inter-provincially. However, if arriving from an international location there is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Details differ by real estate company.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Details differ by real estate company.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes and No. Child care centres continue to make individual choices as to when they resume operations. Capacity may be a limiting factor as essential service workers are given priority for childcare space.

Schools have opened effective 1 Jun 20 with classes set to resume in September 2020.

Alberta
3 CDN DIV Calgary (Updated week of 4 January 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

There are no requirements to quarantine when traveling inter-provincially. However, if arriving from an international location there is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Limited.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes. Limited.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Details differ by real estate company.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

There are currently no restrictions on the number of persons (group gatherings not to exceed 50 persons), however, details differ by agent/seller.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes, with limitations.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes and No. Child care centres continue to make individual choices as to when they resume operations. Capacity may be a limiting factor as essential service workers are given priority for childcare space.

Schools are available for virtual registration.

Note: Regions of the Calgary zone have additional restrictions. Please refer to provincial and regional restrictions as applicable.

CFB Cold Lake (Updated week of 5 July 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Via Edmonton. Then requires a car rental for a 350 km drive.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. Must be rented in Edmonton in order to be able to drive from Airport to Cold Lake.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. There are restrictions, but there are precaution measures in place.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

At the discretion of individual agents.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes, please contact them directly for details.

3 CDN DIV Edmonton (Updated week of 4 January 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

There are no requirements to quarantine when traveling inter-provincially. However, if arriving from an international location there is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Details differ by real estate company.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

There are currently no restrictions on the number of persons (respecting 50 persons max capacity for gatherings), however, details differ by agent/seller.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes, with limitations.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes and No. Child care centres continue to make individual choices as to when they resume operations. Capacity may be a limiting factor as essential service workers are given priority for childcare space.

Schools are available for virtual registration and will operate under provincial guidance.

Note: Regions of the Calgary zone have additional restrictions. Please refer to provincial and regional restrictions as applicable.

3 CDN DIV Suffield (Updated week of 4 January 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

There are no requirements to quarantine when traveling inter-provincially. However, if arriving from an international location there is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes. Details differ by real estate company.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes, details differ by agent/seller.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes, with limitations

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes and No. Child care centres continue to make individual choices as to when they resume operations. Capacity may be a limiting factor as essential service workers are given priority for childcare space.

Schools are available for virtual registration.

Note: Regions of the Calgary zone have additional restrictions. Please refer to provincial and regional restrictions as applicable.

3 CDN DIV Wainwright (Updated week of 4 January 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

There are no requirements to quarantine when traveling inter-provincially. However, if arriving from an international location there is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Details differ by real estate company.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Details differ by agent/seller.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes, with limitations.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes and No. Child care centres continue to make individual choices as to when they resume operations. Capacity may be a limiting factor as essential service workers are given priority for childcare space.

Schools are available for virtual registration.

Note: Regions of the Calgary zone have additional restrictions. Please refer to provincial and regional restrictions as applicable.

Saskatchewan
CFB Dundurn (Updated week of 1 March 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Based on SK Public Health Measures as of 26 February 2021, there is no requirement to quarantine upon arrival for visitors from outside the province. Anyone returning from outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Commercial air travel is available to and from Saskatoon International Airport that supports CFB Dundurn.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. All restaurants and licensed establishment are limited to seat four at a single table.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Details differ by real estate company.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. All private dwelling indoor gatherings are limited to immediate households (people you currently live with) only.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. Most paperwork done on-line; in-person via appointment only.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes.

CFB Moose Jaw (Updated week of 1 March 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Regina International Airport.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Quality Inn (Extended Stay) - full kitchenette
Ramada - full kitchenettes available on request
Best Western - for business travel only, full kitchenette
Comfort Inn - microwave and fridge

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Take-out and delivery only.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Buyer and owner must sign a waiver, and viewings are conducted under a strict set of guideline.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Maximum of three persons, include real estate agent.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes. Home inspection debriefs are conducted via VTC or video chat.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. Limited hours of operation; contact banks directly.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

No confirmed date as yet.

Manitoba
3 CDN DIV CFB SHILO (Updated week of 7 June 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes. With some limitations.

The Province continues to impose a 14 days self-isolation period with no end date announced. The Province of Manitoba Stakeholder Response Unit has confirmed that CAF members can forego the requirement to conduct quarantine for military members only when conducting HHT/DIT.

This confirmation hinges on several key aspects of the member conducting their HHT/DIT:

  • Personnel are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Limit the travel and interactions to only those essentials in securing accommodations;
  • Do not come to CFB Shilo (unless a formal approval is obtained by the Chain of Command);
  • Respect the Provincial restrictions towards restaurants usage, most preferably only take-outs and delivery;
  • Do no visit parents/friends, and no tourism or shopping.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Yes, there are requirements to quarantine from inter-provincial/domestic travel for 14 days as per the Manitoba provincial guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19 travel (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website). As per CANFORGEN 035/21, it is strongly recommended that members proceed unaccompanied on HHT/DIT.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Winnipeg International Airport (YWG) or Brandon Municipal Airport (YBR).

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes. Hotels/Motels listed in the PWGSC Accommodation Directory should be contacted to determine availability and/or restrictions.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Take-out and delivery only at this time.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. Please contact rental agency for details on specific COVID-19 restrictions.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes. Limitations are currently in place with regard to how Realtors provide 'face-to-face' service delivery depending on the Realtor.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Details differ by real estate company.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Maximum number of 2 plus the real estate agent. A Health Declaration Form may be required by the homeowner prior to showings. Members are not allowed to touch surfaces at the residences.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes. Check with each company to ascertain their preferred customer interactive methods.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

The Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) daycare is operating at reduced capacity due to restrictions in group sizes and is open for registered families only.

All other business is by appointment only and visitors, including contractors, have to be screened before they can enter.

Registration is normally done via phone or email only.

17 Wing Winnipeg (Updated 11 June 2021)

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment, as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes. With some caveats.

The Province still imposes a 14 days self-isolation period and there is no indication of any intent to lift that restriction anytime soon. Having said this, 17 Wg has obtained confirmation from the Province of Manitoba that military members travelling to the province for the purpose of conducting an HHT/DIT can forego the requirement to quarantine. For clarity, although CANFORGEN 035/21 Para 7b indicates that “HHT/DIT to destinations requiring quarantine are prohibited at this time”, authorized members may proceed unaccompanied on an HHT/DIT. This confirmation hinges on several key aspects of the member conducting their HHT/DIT, namely:

  • limit the travel and interactions to only those essential in securing accommodations;
  • do not come to the Wing (unless a formal approval is obtained by the Chain of Command);
  • respect the Provincial restrictions towards restaurants usage, most preferably only take-outs and delivery;
  • do no visit parents/friends, and no tourism or shopping.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Yes. Manitoba provincial guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19 travel (14 days self-isolation). It is strongly recommended that members proceed unaccompanied on HHT/DIT.

(Note that a DIT after COS is not permitted)

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Winnipeg International Airport is located within 5 Km of CFB/17 Wg Winnipeg. Check with airlines for details.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes. Hotels/Motels listed in the PWGSC Accommodation Directory should be contacted to determine availability and/or restrictions.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

No, only take-out and delivery is available.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. Please contact rental agency for details on specific COVID-19 restrictions.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes. Limitations are currently in place with regard to how Realtors provide 'face-to-face' service delivery depending on the Realtor.
Winnipeg Regional Real Estate Board

Are home showings being conducted in person?

No. Home showings are limited and depend largely on the Seller. Some showings are done virtually, while others are done with physical distancing measures.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. No more than 2 persons may be allowed during a home showing. Visiting members will have to sign a COVID-19 release form and cannot touch surfaces – only the real estate agent with gloves can do so. There is a requirement to allow for one hour between showings to enable COVID-19 cleaning to take place. Any other further restrictions depend on the homeowner.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes. For Lawyers and home inspectors, their services are limited and as a result, members may be required to interact via electronic methods. In the case of the home inspector, it may be limited to an exterior or virtual inspection only.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. Some are open, some not. Contact branches individually. In person usually requires prior arrangements through an appointment.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

No.

Amongst the five School Boards in the greater Winnipeg area, all education institutions are closed for visits, with registration being conducted electronically. Public daycares are open but on a limited basis. The MFRC day care is open and provides occasional daycare services as well, with special COVID-19 protocol in place that requires in advance interview. Visits are not permitted. Registrations are done via phone or email only. Any family member/child entering the daycare is screened via a COVID-19 questionnaire.

Travel to New Location (TNL).

When coming from outside Manitoba, there is a 14 day self-isolation requirement. In addition, CFB Winnipeg will be enforcing the “two tests” (day 1 and day 10) for military members, in line with the provincial notice: “All individuals who have travelled are strongly advised get two COVID-19 tests - one on the day of arrival, and another on the day 10 after arriving in Manitoba regardless of if they are displaying symptoms, whether they are visiting Manitoba or whether they are returning to Manitoba from out of province or out of the country. (< a href="https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html">https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html) The testing for the military members will be completed by 23 Health Services; members are to contact the 23 Health Services Liaison office ahead of time at 204-833-2500 extension 5944 to coordinate their testing.

Furniture and Effects (F&E).

If you are posted into Winnipeg from outside Manitoba, and even if you are deemed essential for work and can bypass all or part of the self-isolation, members have three options to have their HG&E delivered:

  • Complete your 14 days self-isolation, claim your full IL&M for the *14 days and then have the moving company unload and unpack at your house or RHU;
    (*Base/Wing Admin O approval req’d for ILM&M above the basic entitlement).
  • Have someone accept delivery/unload/unpack of your HG&E on your behalf. Your IL&M will cease on the unpack day, at which point you can move into your house or RHU, complete the rest of your self-isolation period in your house and begin the process of unpacking your house; or
  • The member (and only the member) can go and accept the delivery of their F&E without having completed the self-isolation to enable a door-to-door move. Protective health measures (mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing) shall be respected. Once F&E reception is completed, the family will be allowed to finish their self-isolation in their new place of residence whilst respecting restrictions in place. This option also hinges on the acceptance by the moving company to do so. Preliminary discussions have indicated that the moving companies operating in the area are open to this option, with the caveats that the situation in Manitoba can change and the moving companies then may no longer accept to do so. Early and continued discussion with the moving company through the F&E section is highly encouraged.

New Posting Summary Letter (Winnipeg)

All pers posted to Winnipeg should be receiving a letter from their gaining Unit CO that they will need to sign to acknowledge the particularities of this APS move. The gaining Chain of Command should also be appointing a point of contact to assist members with their move. Members who do not receive this letter are requested to contact their new gaining Unit.

Ontario
CFB Borden (Updated week of 22 February 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

The province of Ontario strongly recommends a 14-day period of quarantine on arrival from inter-provincial travel. This is enforced by the Base leadership for all CAF members posted to or conducting business on Base. Requirement to self-isolate for 14 days from international travel.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Toronto-Pearson International Airport.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Details differ by real estate company. Generally, they are conducted by no-touch viewing, pre-planned with the agent, with mandatory COVID-19 screening and in respect of PHM (wear a NMM, sanitize before entry).

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Generally, one agent with two buyers are permitted. Children are only admitted by exception.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. Most paperwork done on-line, although generally in-person and phone appointments can be made during the mostly reduced hours of opening. As the availability varies, it is best to check with the specific bank prior to travel.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes and No.

Schools are currently open with students having the option of virtual or in-person participation. Schools remain subject to temporary closure in the case of COVID-19 outbreak. Most schools/daycares are currently closed for any visits, but registration can be coordinated electronically and phone interviews are generally supported. Emergency child care during the HHT is available to CAF members only at select facilities (e.g. YMCA). The link Child care for health care and frontline staff (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) provides additional info.

CFB Kingston (Updated 20 April 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes. KFL&A, along with the remainder of the Province of Ontario, has been under a Stay-At-Home order until at least 20 May 2021. Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country. Kingston falls under the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Unit.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No. There is a requirement for individuals coming from out of province to self-isolate for 14 days before coming onto CFB Kingston. Exemptions can be requested through the CoC to the BComd with a supporting recommendation from 33 CF H Svcs C. There is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days from international travel.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes and no. Kingston airport is closed to passengers until further notice. Toronto-Pearson and Ottawa International Airport remain open with significant restrictions.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes, with strict guidelines.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Some people are allowing visits while others rely solely on virtual access.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Unknown.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Though access in the case of lawyers may be limited to virtual contact. Home inspections will be affected by numbers working and permission of current homeowners.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. But not all. Delay in mortgage approvals because of reduced staffing.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes.

4 CDTC Meaford (Updated week of 29 March 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No requirement to self-isolate from inter-provincial/domestic travel. Requirement to self-isolate for 14 days from international travel.

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly advises that individuals and families self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in or returning from Ontario.

Requirement to self-isolate for 14 days from international travel.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

No.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Several choices.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. Health disclosure is required.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Virtual showings are encouraged. Protective equipment and health disclosure form may be required before showing.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. 2 adults max.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Lawyers - available through tele-communications.
Home inspectors - available.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Schools in GREY BRUCE are OPEN.
Schools in SIMCOE/MUSKOKA are OPEN.
(As per provincial guidance.) Provincial restrictions allow non-school aged children child care with enhanced health and safety measures.

CFB North Bay (Updated week of 22 February 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Currently, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly advises that individuals and families self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in Ontario. There is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days from international travel.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

No. Air Canada has cancelled all flights to North Bay. Members would have to fly to Toronto Pearson airport and then drive from there to North Bay.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes. Hotels are open in the area.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Restaurants are open for takeout and delivery services.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. As there are no flights into North Bay at this time, car rentals would need to be arranged at either the airport in Toronto or Ottawa. It is recommended that members contact their preferred car rental company for the most up-to-date information.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes. Ontario Real Estate Association indicates completing transactions and communicating remotely is permitted. In-person meetings are advised against but not prohibited.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Brokerage dependent, but open houses prohibited. Virtual tour for preliminary viewing. In-person viewings are at the discretion of each brokerage but are considered an essential service by the Ontario government.

The Ontario Government recommends against in-person viewings for rentals but has not prohibited it, so it remains at the landlord's discretion.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Restrictions are brokerage dependent. No formal guidelines on number of participants, although social distancing should be observed and other local COVID-19 protocols may exist for each individual case.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes. There are a limited number of these offices open and we would advise members calling ahead of time.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. But, not all banks are open. Members should call ahead.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes. Schools are currently open but, it is recommended that registration be done online.

Currently, CFB North Bay's "Little Wings Childcare Centre" remains open. It closely follows the local school board posture. Members must register online for daycare at District of Nipissing Children's Services (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

CFB Ottawa-Gatineau (Updated week of 19 July 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Ottawa – Yes.

Gatineau – Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

The City of Ottawa has made masks mandatory inside all enclosed public spaces with some exceptions. Please visit Wearing a mask | City of Ottawa (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) for details. Quebec has made masks mandatory inside all enclosed public spaces with some exceptions. Please visit Wearing a mask or a face covering in public settings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca) (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) for details.

Please visit Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen at Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) for regional details.

Please visit Quebec’s Response Framework at Quebec’s COVID-19 Response Framework (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) for regional details.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Ottawa – Yes and No.

Gatineau – Yes and No.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Ottawa – Yes.

Ottawa McDonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW). Visit: Ready for every journey | YOW (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Gatineau – Yes.

Ottawa McDonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW). Visit: Ready for every journey | YOW (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Are commercial accommodations available?

Ottawa – Yes.

Gatineau – Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Ottawa – Yes

Gatineau – Yes

Are rental vehicles available?

Ottawa – Yes.

Gatineau – Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Ottawa – Yes.

Gatineau – Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Ottawa – Yes.

Brokerage dependent. Visitors are expected to adhere to local public health measures.

Gatineau – Yes.

Brokerage dependent. Visitors are expected to adhere to local public health measures.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Ottawa – Yes.

Brokerage dependent as per Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen.

Gatineau – Yes.

Brokerage dependent as per the Quebec region Alert Level.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Ottawa – Yes.

Gatineau – Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Ottawa – Yes.

Gatineau – Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Ottawa – Yes.

Registration for all schools is available online.

All child care centres in Ontario are open with public health guidelines in effect. You can register online for child care.

Gatineau – Yes.

School registration is done by the school board, with most having online registration. All relevant information is on each school board website. CEGEP registration is online.

Daycares are open, and registration can be completed online through "La Place 0-5" (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

4 CDSB Petawawa (Updated week of 5 July 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No, there is only a requirement to quarantine when returning to Canada from international travel for people who are not fully vaccinated.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Ottawa International Airport.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Maximum number of 2 plus the real estate agent, and there are no children under the age of 14 permitted as per new provincial guidelines.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes.

4 CDSG Toronto (Updated week of 5 July 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes. Greater Toronto poses a high risk, relative to other base/wing/unit locations in Canada, for CAF personnel to contract COVID-19. Therefore, members should carefully consider: whether they could feasibly delay their HHT/DIT for a couple of weeks, how many dependents they really need to bring with them, and whether they have any medical conditions that may put them at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, and make their travel plans accordingly.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No, there is only a requirement to quarantine when returning to Canada from international travel for people who are not fully vaccinated.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Pearson International Airport is accepting both Domestic and International flights with reduced schedules. These schedules are subject to change and is somewhat dependant on point of origin, destination and loads.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes. Most hotels are open. Holiday Inn Yorkdale, the closest to Denison Armoury is open.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. All sit-down facilities are closed, however a significant amount are using Skip the Dishes, Door Dash or UBER Eats to continue operation. Larger established delivery chains remain open.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. National, Alamo, Avis and Enterprise at Pearson International Airport are all open.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes. The Real Estate market is operating. Agents and brokers are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the sellers and prospective buyers.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Home showing are being conducted. The process starts with a Virtual tour of the property and if the buyer is interested they can then arrange a viewing. The parameters of the viewing are determined by the Seller as per their zone of comfort. In all instances, the agents ensure all visiting buyers and sellers sanitize appropriately and confirm that they have not tested positive for COVID-19. They then complete a waiver holding the agent and the seller free from harm in the event COVID-19 is contracted as a result of the in-home visit.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing varies from home to home and is at the discretion and comfort zone of the seller.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes. Lawyers are available through the city, but their preference is online video conferencing using e-signatures. In person meetings can be arranged by appointment only.

Home inspectors are available and depending on the company, parameters can vary. Some companies will attend your home while you are there in full PPE, while others have requested no one be in the house during the inspection.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. Financial institutions are open, but their preferred mode of business is electronic (i.e. via phone and email). Some institutions will arrange for client meetings, but this is by appointment only and at specific locations.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

No. Although Daycares are open (at a diminished capacity) schools are currently closed for in-class learning. Registration is being completed online.

CFB Trenton (Updated week of 26 April 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes. Trenton along with the remainder of the Province of Ontario, has been under a Stay-At-Home order until at least 6 May 2021.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Please note that although it is often customary for members to stop by their new place of work while on HHT/DIT, visits to the Wing are currently prohibited. Only essential requests will be considered and are staffed through the gaining unit CO to the WComd for approval.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

If arriving domestically without symptoms – No

If arriving from outside Canada – Yes, proof of negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure required for entry into Canada when available in departing country. Upon arrival in Canada, a COVID-19 test will be administered at the airport and all arrivals must quarantine at a designated hotel at own expense for 3 days until test results are available. Personnel must then continue to quarantine at their final destination for the duration of the 14-day period.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Please read Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Class Order Section 22(5.0.1) (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website.) for additional restrictions/guidance.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Please read Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Class Order Section 22(5.0.1) (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website.) for additional restrictions/guidance.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Please refer to selected rental company website for updated COVID-19 rental processes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes.

In-person showings are permitted by appointment only, when required. As per the Ontario Real Estate Association, a maximum of two visitors are allowed at a time, plus the agent; masks must be worn at all times; and surfaces/hands must be sanitized before and after showings.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Most paperwork done on-line; in-person via appointment only.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Visitors (Hasting Prince Edward Public Health [PDF,  224 Ko]) (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Q: Can Child Care Centres complete tours of the facility for new families?

A: Yes, however only essential visitors are permitted in centres during hours when children are in care therefore tours should take place outside of these hours and should follow the guidance for visitors. Window and virtual tours are also recommended.

Ontario Response Framework:

Quebec
CFB Bagotville (Updated week of 22 February 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Reduced schedule.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Take out, delivery, and sit down.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. No restrictions.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. But right of refusal from owners is possible and to be respected.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. 5, due to provincial restrictions.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes on a limited basis.

2 CDSG Montreal (Updated week of 14 June 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes. Greater Montreal poses a high risk, relative to other base/wing/unit locations in Canada, for CAF personnel to contract COVID-19. Therefore, members should carefully consider: whether they could feasibly delay their HHT/DIT for a couple of weeks, how many dependents they really need to bring with them, and whether they have any medical conditions that may put them at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, and make their travel plans accordingly.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No.

You will find at the following link COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders details for staff coming from outside the country.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Pierre Elliot Trudeau (YUL).

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes. Sanitary measures are in place.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. As of June 14, it will be possible to eat in the dining room, terraces, take out or have it delivered.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. Sanitary measures are in place.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Although the people limit has been changed, it is better to limit the number to essential people.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes, by appointment only (this could change in the coming weeks).

2 CDSB Valcartier (Updated week of 1 February 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes, but Public Health does not recommend travel between regions. In addition, a curfew is still in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Valcartier poses a high risk, relative to other base/wing/unit locations in Canada, for CAF personnel to contract COVID-19. Therefore, members should carefully consider whether they could feasibly delay their HHT/DIT for a couple of weeks, how many dependents they really need to bring with them, and whether they have any medical conditions that may put them at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, and make their travel plans accordingly.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No.

There is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days after international travel.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes, but no international flights. Jean-Lesage Airport (YQB).

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Takeout and delivery. Most restaurants are closed to walk in.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. It is on a case-by-case basis with the agents.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes, by appointment only or online.

2 CDSB St-Jean (Updated week of 8 February 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No.

There is a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days after international travel.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Takeout and delivery. Most restaurants are closed to walk-ins.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. One person at a time.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Yes.

New
Brunswick
5 CDSB Gagetown (Updated week of 19 July 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes.

As of 1 JUL 21, travel into NL is permitted from anywhere in Canada, with varying requirements for COVID tests or self-isolation, depending on individual vaccination status. Fully-vaccinated travel groups will be exempt from both testing and self-isolation. Full details are available at: Together. Again..

In addition to the complete exemption from isolation for fully-vaccinated Canadians, the provincial government has allowed a specific exemption to the mandatory two-week self-isolation period for CAF members only when they are conducting a HHT/DIT, if deemed "essential" by CoC. HHT/DIT are therefore permitted IAW CANFORGEN 035/21. Family members/dependents are not exempted from military-specific self-isolation requirements.

All travellers into NL are required to complete a Travel Declaration Form on the provincial government website, not earlier than 72 hrs prior to entry to the province.

Flight schedules to and from NL have returned to near-normal availability, but air travel to NL generally requires transit thru areas with higher rates of COVID-19 community transmission. It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

It is also highly recommended that you confirm current situation in NL with local OR. NL's PHMs are highly reactionary and changes to restrictions occur quickly when enacted.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

As of 1 Jul 21, certain travellers entering NL are not be required to test or isolate. If partially-vaccinated, there is a requirement to provide a negative COVID test and/or complete partial or full 14-day self-isolation.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Ferry service via Argentia has re-commenced; via Port-aux-Basques remains operational.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Hotels are generally open with regular availability.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes - restaurants are generally open with seating capacities moving towards normal levels and all take-out/delivery options are available.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes - but with VERY limited availability.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes, if the Seller permits. Sanitary measures must be followed at all times. Virtual showings are encouraged.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. No more than two people are authorized to enter the house at the same time. Families with children are not permitted to enter the home all at once.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes, lawyers are available; some flexibility may be available IRT in-person signing and witnessing of the documentation required for the purchase of a home.

Yes, home inspectors are available. They must conduct their tasks within the Provincial distancing guidelines. Some Inspectors would prefer to meet virtually.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. Banks are open with a COVID-19 operational plan. Some banks may operate at reduced capacity and have reduced operating hours. Members are encouraged to check with each bank.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Visits – No.

Daycares and K-12 schools are open for students and personnel under strict guidance. Until further notice it will not be possible to visit schools and daycares. Registrations can be made through the provincial Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development website (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Other transition services are available through the NBMFRC Military Lifestyle Coordinator, Joline Plante, or the Military Family Transition Team Lead, Meghan Beauchamp at 506-422-3352.

Nova
Scotia
CFB Greenwood (Updated 12 May 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

NO. The province of NS has deemed HHTs and DITs as Non-essential travel until further notice. No incoming or outgoing HHTs or DITs will be authorized for Nova Scotia. When HHTs are authorized, it is recommended that the number of persons on HHT/DIT be minimized to members only (where possible).

Of note, CFHA has a national policy in place that members will NOT be allowed to access an RHU until it has been allocated to them and they are given the keys. Members will be limited to viewing floor plans and photos. We are working on getting virtual tours posted of each type of RHU in our inventory as soon as possible. Do not arrange a DIT if you are planning to view your RHU.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No HHTs at this time

Members moving to Nova Scotia with a permanent residence in Nova Scotia and an RFD date will be authorized to enter the province, As of Friday, 15 May, there will be a requirement to pre-register on the NS Website (and obtain approval) to enter or move into the Province of NS and the base will have to provide a list of all incoming families to the province ahead of time. This will be similar to the system PEI has in place. However, the difference is NS will require an approval email prior to entry. Once approved and they enter the Province, CAF members will have to isolate for 14 days when not at work for operational reasons and families will have to isolate for the full 14 days. Given CAF families have no ID card per se, it is recommended that a letter identifying CAF families by name and their new base be issued by the losing unit.Please note that CAF members and family members WILL be required to quarantine for 14 days when they complete their move to 14 Wing Greenwood.

DND members and families arriving from outside the country MUST self-isolate for 14 days, as per federal guidelines.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. Halifax International Airport.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes. There are limited options in Kingston (Aurora Inn) and Middleton (Mid-Valley Motel), as well as additional hotels in New Minas.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Take-out and drive through only are available for many restaurants. No dining-in is authorized. Grocery stores are open. Larger grocery stores also offer online ordering and delivery services.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. Halifax International Airport.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes. Yes. With some restrictions and protective measures. Some real estate agents are no longer taking in person HHTs (outside of Nova Scotia) without a 14 day quarantine.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Sellers may include additional details in the listing with regard to COVID-19 procedures. More sellers are not allowing buyers who have not completed a 14 day quarantine to enter the house. Additionally, many houses are being shown for 3-5 days and then accepting offers on the next day. In effect, this will give a military family time to view several houses but only place one offer and then wait to find out if they got the house. After that, the HHT will be over and you will have to continue your HHT virtually.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Restrictions can be set by seller/brokerage.

Are lawyers available?

Yes. Lawyers are using phone and email to finalize many real estate deals if possible, appointments to meet clients in person can be made ahead of time.

Are home inspectors available?

Yes, home inspectors are working and will wipe down surfaces once the inspection is complete.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes. Banks have reduced hours. Some services are by appointment only, and some restrictions may apply. Call ahead. Most banks will not allow in person visits for members coming from out of town without a 14 day quarantine.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Schools are closed and daycares are only operating at 60% capacity, with priority given to families of essential workers. Schools will not allow in person visits. School registration (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) is available online. Daycare facilities are permitted to be open if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and guidance from Public Health. Individual licensed operators may not be at maximum capacity.

The GMFRC is currently closed, however you can still contact the GMFRC via phone or emails for information or with questions. All employees are working from home.

There is NO availability for temporary childcare during a HHT.

CFB Halifax (Updated 3 August 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes. When members are posted to Nova Scotia, they are permitted to enter the province for house hunting.

If they and their families have received 2 doses of vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia to look at houses, they should choose the regular traveler stream of the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in and provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status. No isolation is required. If their families are not fully vaccinated, then only the member’s spouse or partner is permitted to enter the province. Children are not permitted to accompany them for house hunting. The member must apply to enter the province via the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in and include their spouse or partner on their form. Approval is automatic. They must isolate fully except while they are viewing properties.

If you travel within Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador) you don’t need to self-isolate when you arrive in or return to Nova Scotia. If you live in Atlantic Canada, you need to show proof of residency when you enter Nova Scotia. You don’t need to complete the Safe Check-in Form before you travel to the province. When you arrive in Nova Scotia, every adult needs to provide a government-issued identification card, driver's licence, passport or a utility bill or bank statement that shows their permanent home address.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Please see the following website for up to date information: Nova Scotia – Government’s response to COVID-19 (you are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Depends on vaccination status and origin location.

When members are moving for a new posting in Nova Scotia, they are exempt from isolation as long as they are beginning their work duties immediately. They must complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in. Approval is automatic. If members are taking time off before beginning their work duties, they must choose the regular traveler option.

Family members should choose the regular traveler option in their Nova Scotia Safe Check-in. Approval is conditional upon being prepared to show vaccination status to border officials. Self-isolation requirements for family members travelling from outside Atlantic Canada are based on vaccination status and testing. Self-isolation requirements include:

  • People who are fully vaccinated (2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or 2 doses of a combination of COVID-19 vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada, 1 dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or a complete series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia don’t need to self-isolate; testing is recommended.
  • People who are partially vaccinated (first dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 7 days and receive 2 negative tests results in order to leave self-isolation after 7 days.
  • People who have a letter from Public Health in a Canadian province or territory stating that they’ve recovered from COVID-19 in the 12 weeks before arriving in Nova Scotia and are partially vaccinated (first dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 7 days; testing is recommended (but you don’t need to get tested in order to leave self-isolation after 7 days).
  • People who are not vaccinated (0 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days; testing is recommended at the start and end of your self-isolation.
  • Tests must be standard PCR lab tests (they can’t be rapid tests).
  • Vaccination documentation needs to provide proof that you received the COVID-19 vaccine, including the date, location, type, brand and lot number of COVID-19 vaccine you received. Documentation must be issued by the government or the organization that administered the vaccine and show the name of the issuing government or the name and civic address of the organization that administered the vaccine.
  • Children 18 or younger follow self-isolation requirements for the least vaccinated parent or guardian they’re traveling with. If the child is more vaccinated than the parent or guardian, the child follows the self-isolation requirements based on their own vaccination status. The child also follows the self-isolation requirements based on their own vaccination status if they’re travelling alone. People who arrive in Nova Scotia together can stay in the same place, even if their vaccination status is different.

If you travel within Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador) you don’t need to self-isolate when you arrive in or return to Nova Scotia. If you live in Atlantic Canada, you need to show proof of residency when you enter Nova Scotia. You don’t need to complete the Safe Check-in Form before you travel to the province. When you arrive in Nova Scotia, every adult needs to provide a government-issued identification card, driver's licence, passport or a utility bill or bank statement that shows their permanent home address.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Restaurants can return to regular hours of operation (indoor and outdoor) as per their licensing with a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between people at different tables and food is delivered to tables by staff. There is a maximum of 25 people (household members and close social contacts) per table. Wearing a mask is required (except when you're eating or drinking).

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes.

Informal social gatherings with household members (the people you live with) and close social contacts - up to 25 people indoors and up to 50 people outdoors without social distancing and masks. Masks may be required if you’re in a public place with mask requirements (like a restaurant or event).

Are lawyers available?

Yes.

Are home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Some banks have reduced hours. Some services are by appointment only.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

No.

Online or phone registration is encouraged wherever possible.

12 Wing Shearwater (Updated 3 August 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes. When members are posted to Nova Scotia, they are permitted to enter the province for house hunting.

If they and their families have received 2 doses of vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia to look at houses, they should choose the regular traveler stream of the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in and provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status. No isolation is required. If their families are not fully vaccinated, then only the member’s spouse or partner is permitted to enter the province. Children are not permitted to accompany them for house hunting. The member must apply to enter the province via the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in and include their spouse or partner on their form. Approval is automatic. They must isolate fully except while they are viewing properties.

If you travel within Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador) you don’t need to self-isolate when you arrive in or return to Nova Scotia. If you live in Atlantic Canada, you need to show proof of residency when you enter Nova Scotia. You don’t need to complete the Safe Check-in Form before you travel to the province. When you arrive in Nova Scotia, every adult needs to provide a government-issued identification card, driver's licence, passport or a utility bill or bank statement that shows their permanent home address.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Please see the following website for up to date information: Nova Scotia – Government’s response to COVID-19.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Depends on vaccination status and origin location.

When members are moving for a new posting in Nova Scotia, they are exempt from isolation as long as they are beginning their work duties immediately. They must complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in. Approval is automatic. If members are taking time off before beginning their work duties, they must choose the regular traveler option.

Family members should choose the regular traveler option in their Nova Scotia Safe Check-in. Approval is conditional upon being prepared to show vaccination status to border officials. Self-isolation requirements for family members travelling from outside Atlantic Canada are based on vaccination status and testing. Self-isolation requirements include:

  • People who are fully vaccinated (2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or 2 doses of a combination of COVID-19 vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada, 1 dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or a complete series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia don’t need to self-isolate; testing is recommended.
  • People who are partially vaccinated (first dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 7 days and receive 2 negative tests results in order to leave self-isolate after 7 days.
  • People who have a letter from Public Health in a Canadian province or territory stating that they’ve recovered from COVID-19 in the 12 weeks before arriving in Nova Scotia and are partially vaccinated (first dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 7 days; testing is recommended (but you don’t need to get tested in order to leave self-isolation after 7 days).
  • People who are not vaccinated (0 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days; testing is recommended at the start and end of your self-isolation.
  • Tests must be standard PCR lab tests (they can’t be rapid tests).
  • Vaccination documentation needs to provide proof that you received the COVID-19 vaccine, including the date, location, type, brand and lot number of COVID-19 vaccine you received. Documentation must be issued by the government or the organization that administered the vaccine and show the name of the issuing government or the name and civic address of the organization that administered the vaccine.
  • Children 18 or younger follow self-isolation requirements for the least vaccinated parent or guardian they’re traveling with. If the child is more vaccinated than the parent or guardian, the child follows the self-isolation requirements based on their own vaccination status. The child also follows the self-isolation requirements based on their own vaccination status if they’re travelling alone. People who arrive in Nova Scotia together can stay in the same place, even if their vaccination status is different.

If you travel within Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador) you don't need to self-isolate when you arrive in or return to Nova Scotia. If you live in Atlantic Canada, you need to show proof of residency when you enter Nova Scotia. You don't need to complete the Safe Check-in Form before you travel to the province. When you arrive in Nova Scotia, every adult needs to provide a government-issued identification card, driver's licence, passport or a utility bill or bank statement that shows their permanent home address.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Restaurants can return to regular hours of operation (indoor and outdoor) as per their licensing with a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between people at different tables and food is delivered to tables by staff. There is a maximum of 25 people (household members and close social contacts) per table. Wearing a mask is required (except when you're eating or drinking).

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes.

Informal social gatherings with household members (the people you live with) and close social contacts – up to 25 people indoors and up to 50 people outdoors without social distancing and masks. Masks may be required if you’re in a public place with mask requirements (like a restaurant or event).

Are lawyers available?

Yes.

Are home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Some banks have reduced hours. Some services are by appointment only.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

No.

Online or phone registration is encouraged wherever possible.

Newfoundland
/ Labrador
9 Wing Gander (Updated 29 April 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes, for CAF members only.

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has agreed to allow military members to conduct HHT’s / DIT’s under a Special Measures Order Exemption. The parameters of this exemption affords military members unaccompanied entry to the province contingent on completing the following steps:

  1. All CAF members entering the province must complete and submit the Provincial Travel Declaration Form within 30 days of arriving.
  2. Upon arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador, members must be in possession of an Essential Worker Letter signed by 9 Wing Commander. The signing of this form will be coordinated through your gaining unit sponsor / chain of command. However, it is the member’s responsibility to ensure this form is completed and in their possession upon entry into the province.

Dependent on the length of stay in Newfoundland, subjection to COVID 19 testing will be required under the following conditions:

  1. For members traveling to the province for 2 days or less, no COVID 19 testing is required. Members can conduct HHT/DIT activities, however, must self-isolate when not conducting supporting tasks.
  2. Members entering the province for greater than 2 days will be required to obtain a COVID-19 test within the first two days in the province. Member’s may conduct HHT/DIT activities immediately, prior to receiving their first test, but must self-isolate when not conducting HHT/DIT activities. Members can arrange testing by completing the Online Self-assessment and Testing Referral Form.

Please note that spouses / partners of CAF members are not covered by the Special Measures Order and are therefore not permitted to enter the province to conduct an HHT / DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Family members of CAF personnel are not authorized to enter the province for the purpose of conducting an HHT / DIT.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Availability of commercial air travel to Newfoundland has been reduced in light of decreased passenger volumes. Air Canada continues to service St John’s International Airport. However, direct/connecting flights to Gander International Airport are no longer supported by Air Canada or WestJet. At present, service to Gander is limited to Newfoundland’s regional airline, Provincial Airlines (PAL), which offers infrequent connecting flights between St. John’s and Gander. Members are encouraged to contact major carriers at time of booking to ascertain latest service updates.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes. Commercial lodging is available.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes. Local restaurants are open with limited seating. However, members and spouses must self-isolate when not conducting home-purchase activities. A list of local restaurants that will deliver to your hotel are listed below:

Food Establishment Delivery Option
NL Tea Room Yes
Lilly’s Landing Taxi*
Albatross Hotel Restaurant No
Mary Brown’s Taxi*
Greco’s Pizza Yes
Highlight Taxi*
Jungle Jim’s Taxi*
Pizza Delight Yes
Harvey’s Yes
Country Kitchen Yes
Swiss Chalet Yes
Peter’s Pizza Yes
Louis Gee’s Yes
Sinbad’s Hotel Restaurant No

Taxi* means the restaurant will charge for the food, put it in a cab and the customer is responsible for the cost of the cab to deliver their food.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes. Home showings are continuing where desired by owner; however, realtors must be advised that members are coming from out of Province and are exempt from self-isolation. Members must wear a non-medical mask when viewing homes and while attending home purchase related appointments.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes. Only members may enter the province to conduct a HHT/DIT.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

No. No schools are open for visits/registrations. Daycares are open but for essential personnel only. Gander MFRC can assist with virtual registration.

5 Wing Goose Bay (Updated week of 4 January 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes, members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) relocating to Goose Bay may travel to the province for the purpose of a DIT. However, due to the reduced flight access, the limitations outlined below, and the fact that all members reside in RHUs, members should seriously consider performing all DIT activities through virtual means.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

No, the member and spouse, if applicable, are exempted from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the province. The following conditions apply to the 14 day self-isolation exemption.

  • Only the CAF member and the member’s spouse can enter the province to perform a HHT/DIT. Children or other family members are not permitted.
  • Upon entering the province, a Declaration of Self-isolation in NL Form, which includes completion of a self-isolation plan, must be completed.
  • When not performing HHT/DIT activities, self-isolation must be practiced.
  • CFHA representative must be informed of your arrival in advance and your exemption from self-isolation while performing a DIT.
  • A non-medical mask must be worn when viewing locations.
  • Physical distancing must be practiced at all times.
  • Local stores, restaurants and other places should not be visited per self-isolation guidelines
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate and call 811 immediately.

The Declaration of Self-isolation in NL form is available at NL Declaration-Self-Isolation (you are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

You must attach the following letter [PDF] (accessible only on the National Defence network) to your declaration.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes. There are many changes in schedules. Check with the airlines.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes commercial accommodations are available, however we normally recommend on base accommodations for DITs.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes, in addition arrangements can be made to access meals from the 5Wg Mess Hall.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes. Avis, National, and Budget available at Goose Bay Airport.

Is the local real estate market operating?

N/A. Isolated post - members are not covered by policy to purchase a house in Goose Bay.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

N/A. Isolated post - members are not covered by policy to purchase a house in Goose Bay.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

N/A. Isolated post - members are not covered by policy to purchase a house in Goose Bay.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

N/A. Isolated post - members are not covered by policy to purchase a house in Goose Bay.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

No. MFRC can provide info on its daycare.

5 CDSB St.John's (Updated week of 25 June 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

No.

Newfoundland (NL) has experienced low COVID-19 case counts relative to other provinces, but risk of COVID-19 transmission into NL by CAF members entering the province (and public sensitivity to same) is a significant concern.

A mandatory two-week self-isolation period on entry to the province significantly extends the leave requirements for members conducting a HHT/DIT.

These restrictions are planned to relax effective 1 JUL 21, to allow travel into NL from anywhere in Canada, with varying requirements for COVID tests or self-isolation, depending on individual vaccination status. Fully-vaccinated travel groups ("mixed groups") will be exempt from both testing and self-isolation. Full details are available at: Reopening Newfoundland and Labrador.

All travellers into NL are required to complete a Travel Declaration Form (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) on the provincial government website.

Flight schedules to and from NL have returned to near-normal availability, but air travel to NL generally requires transit thru areas with higher rates of COVID-19 community transmission.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

It is also highly recommended that you confirm current situation in NL with local OR – NL's PHMs are highly reactionary and changes to restrictions occur quickly when enacted.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Yes. Family members/dependents are not exempted from self-isolation requirements.

The Province has exemptions for isolation specified for some types of workers, but these do not apply to members on HHT.

The current entry ban permits pers permanently re-locating to come on to the Island; they would be permitted entry but would still be required to self-isolate https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/ (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

These restrictions are planned to relax effective 1 JUL 21. If confirmed, travelers into NL will not be required to test or isolate if fully-vaccinated. If partially-vaccinated, there will be a requirement to provide a negative COVID test and/or complete partial or full 14-day self-isolation. See details at link above.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes.

Flight schedules with major airlines have generally returned to near-normal availability, although with fewer direct flights and restricted schedule availability. Ferry service via Argentia is planned to re-commence 4 JUL 21, with limited schedule; via Port-aux-Basques remains operational.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes.

Hotels are generally open with regular availability.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes.

Restaurants are generally open with reduced in-house seating capacity. All take-out/delivery options are available.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

All rental agencies are following disinfection protocols (at minimum). Some agencies are incorporating a short quarantine for vehicles between rentals, including when they enter the province.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes, if the seller permits.

Some virtual tours are available.

Some brokerages require health disclosure forms.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

No.

Visits must be conducted within Provincial distancing guidelines. No limit to the number of pers on a visit has been assigned.

NL Association of Realtors recommends brokers follow guidelines set out by the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes.

Lawyers are available; some flexibility may be available IRT in-person signing and witnessing of the documentation required for the purchase of a home.

Inspectors are available. They must conduct their tasks within the Provincial distancing guidelines.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes, but at a reduced capacity. Some branches are closed, have reduced operating hours, and request that only essential in-person banking occur on-site. Varies by institution, so members should check with each bank.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

SCHOOLS

Visits: No. All general public access to school facilities is suspended until further notice.

Registrations: Yes; should be initiated using remote means, not by visiting. Schools are in full operation, subject to operating precautions (e.g. cohorts, staggered start times, temporary closures) and are accepting registrations.

Families would need to visit the school district website at www.nlesd.ca (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website) for information.

DAYCARES

Visits: Generally, no.

For pickup/dropoff only, or for purposes of orienting children to a new facility. One parent/guardian may pre-arrange a scheduled entry.

Registrations: Yes - should be initiated using remote means, not by visiting.

Yukon
JTFN Whitehorse (Updated week of 1 March 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes, but restrictions in place and the recommendation is that the incoming CAF member comes on a two weeks tasking for a handover, to be followed by an unaccompanied HHT/DIT. A screening must occur beforehand.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province?

Yes, they would be required to self-isolate for 14 days. See link for more information: Critical and essential services: COVID-19 (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website).

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes, but flights are reduced from pre COVID-19 levels.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes, many options exist.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes, there are plenty of take-out or delivery options.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes, with extra precautions.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes, check with individual agents as there are restrictions.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

Yes, check with individual agents for restrictions.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Yes, with some precautions.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Registration for school or daycare is available online or by phone. Some locations are making appointments for visits.

Northwest Territories
JTFN Yellowknife (Updated week of 29 March 2021)

Would you recommend HHTs/DITs be conducted in your area at this time?

Yes, by fully vaccinated members, unaccompanied only. Approval by the Government of the Northwest Territories is required.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 exists for CAF members and their dependents while travelling on HHT/DIT. The member and their dependents can also represent a risk to others particularly if travelling from a location where the number of COVID-19 cases is high. Members and their dependents are therefore reminded to maintain strict adherence to public health measures regardless of the medical threat assessment as COVID-19 remains a real threat at this time across the country.

It is highly recommended that you read the local community information in this chart for any location that you will be transiting through while traveling on HHT/DIT.

Would family members be expected to be quarantined once arriving in the local area if travelling from outside of the province/territory?

Yes, they would be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Is commercial air travel available to the normal transportation hub that supports the Base/Wing?

Yes, but flights are drastically reduced. It will be very challenging to arrange flights that will conform to expected HHT timelines. Travel to and from Yellowknife by air will require two travel days each way as available schedules almost always involve an overnight stopover in either Edmonton or Calgary.

Are commercial accommodations available?

Yes, many options exist.

Are restaurants open or are there enough take out/delivery options available to support an HHT/DIT?

Yes, there are delivery options and hotel room service is available. Dine-in restaurant and grocery options are not permitted if self-isolation is required. In restaurant dining is available for fully vaccinated members who are authorized to travel to the NWT.

Are rental vehicles available?

Yes.

Is the local real estate market operating?

Yes, with extra precautions.

Are home showings being conducted in person?

Yes, check with individual agents as there are restrictions.

Is there a restriction on the number of persons who can participate in a home showing? If so, how many persons can visit at one time?

CAF member only and must observe social distancing.

Are lawyers and home inspectors available?

Lawyers and a Home Inspector are available but there are no lawyers or Home Inspectors registered with the CAF Relocation Program.

Are financial institutions open?

Yes, with limitations on number of people in the building.

Are schools/daycares open for visits/registration?

Registration for school or daycare is available online or by phone. No visits are being conducted.

Contact information

The approval or denial of a HHT is the decision of the losing unit CO. When the CO receives an HHT application, they should contact the gaining unit to obtain information on the local restrictions, and then action the request accordingly. Updates to the local conditions matrix are the responsibility of unit OPIs.

If you have questions regarding your relocation, BGRS is the first point of contact. Should BGRS not be able to provide a response then members are encouraged to engage their local IRP coordinator. A list of local CAFRD coordinators is available under the relocation management tab of the Benefits – Generic page.

Questions about CMP policies may be directed to the Administration Response Centre (ARC) or by calling 1-833-445-1182.

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