As of July 1, 2020, critical workers entering Yukon from British Columbia, the NWT and Nunavut are exempt from self-isolation requirements. Critical workers entering Yukon from all other Canadian jurisdictions must continue to self-isolate to the extent that is feasible while still providing the critical service.
Find out about critical services in Yukon during COVID-19.
Health and safety guidance
Workers delivering critical services must continue to adhere to the health and safety guidance recommended by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Workers should:
- not travel to jurisdictions that require self isolation upon return to Yukon, unless travel to and from those jurisdictions is a necessary part of delivering the critical service;
- self-monitor daily for signs and symptoms of illness, including taking a daily temperature;
- follow protocols for infection prevention and control including diligent hand hygiene;
- avoid close contact with other workers while at work (for example, maintain a 2-metre separation and avoid shared spaces including vehicles);
- follow the guidelines for taxi and ride sharing;
- maintain 2-metre physical distancing when travelling to and from work and between shifts;
- not share personal items such as electronics, personal protective equipment, utensils, food or cigarettes and vaping devices;
- reduce in-person encounters with anyone outside their household whenever possible;
- self-isolate at home on days when not required at their workplace;
- report to their superiors and to 811 or their health care practitioner, if they have come in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 and self-isolate if instructed by a health practitioner; and
- when in jurisdictions outside Yukon that require self-isolation upon return, avoid gatherings and contact with others as much as possible and diligently follow hand hygiene and physical distancing rules.
- if a worker or a person they live with, within or outside Yukon, is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they should call 811 for information on assessment and be assessed by a health professional before returning to work; and
- if a worker who has not travelled to a jurisdiction that requires self-isolation upon return to Yukon or a worker who has completed the 14-day self-isolation period is available, that worker should perform the critical service rather than an employee who has not completed a 14-day self‑isolation period.