For persons exempt from mandatory quarantine due to COVID-19

This exemption only applies to those identified as an essential service worker.

You may have come in contact with the virus that causes COVID-19

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Canada. All persons entering Canada MUST QUARANTINE for 14 days and monitor themselves for signs and symptoms subject to the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Mandatory Isolation) No.2.

Compliance with this Order is subject to monitoring, verification and enforcement. Those in violation may face detention in a quarantine facility as well as fines and/or imprisonment.

Persons exempt from mandatory quarantine

The mandatory quarantine requirement of the Order does not apply to certain people who may be returning to or entering Canada for essential purposes, so long as they are not experiencing signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

You are identified as an individual who is exempted from the requirement for mandatory quarantine. We ask that you respect the intent of the order to minimize spread of COVID-19 in Canada.

This exemption does not apply to anyone who has signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

You are required to continually monitor your health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including for 14 days each time you re-enter Canada. You are also reminded to be aware of and respect the public health guidance and instructions of the area where you are travelling, and prevention measures from your workplace.

If you have the symptoms below before or upon entry into Canada, you must disclose this information to the border services officer or quarantine officer who will provide additional instructions.

Monitor your health

For 14 days after each time you enter Canada, if you develop signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or fever equal to or greater than 38°C, or signs of fever e.g. shivering, flushed skin, excessive sweating):

While in Canada

It is recommended that you:

Public Health Authorities
Provinces and territories Telephone number Website
British Columbia 811
Alberta 811
Saskatchewan 811
Manitoba 1-888-315-9257
Ontario 1-866-797-0000
Quebec 1-877-644-4545
New Brunswick 811
Nova Scotia 811
Prince Edward Island 811
Newfoundland and Labrador 811 or 1-888-709-2929
Nunavut 1-867-975-5772
Northwest Territories 811
Yukon 811

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