Information current

October 20, 2020

We're in Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Watch the latest video update.

For non-medical questions, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca or phone 1-877-374-0425.

For medical questions or if you feel ill, phone 811, or launch the COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

Social bubble guidelines: COVID-19

We’re in Phase 3 of the reopening plan which means you can have a social bubble to up to 15 people.

A larger bubble allows you to socially connect a little more, while staying safe.

Keeping your social bubble small and consistent will help lower the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Your social bubble can include 15 people. However, indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people. If you gather with anyone who is not in your social bubble, you must keep a 2-metre (6 feet) distance from them at all times.

Create your social bubble

Your social bubble starts with people:

  • you live with; and
  • who regularly come into your household.

Slowly add members to your bubble that make the most sense for you and your household. For example, people you want to spend more time with or another household with similarly-aged children.

Everyone in a household must be part of the same social bubble..

Building your social bubble does not mean the threat of COVID-19 in Yukon is gone. If Yukon begins to see an increase in the number of cases, we may have to put restrictions back in place.

Keeping your bubble consistent and safe

We strongly encourage you to maintain a consistent group in your social bubble. Reduced mixing and mingling:

  • lowers the chance you or someone else will get COVID-19; and
  • makes it easier to track exposure if someone does get sick.

Who you can have close contact with

  • You can be in close contact with everyone in your social bubble.
  • You should continue to keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from people outside of your bubble.

If anyone in your bubble has symptoms

Anyone in your bubble who has symptoms of COVID-19 should:

  • self-isolate in their home;
  • limit interaction with others within their household;
  • avoid close contact with anyone they do not live with, including members of their social bubble; and
  • complete the online self-assessment or call 811 to determine whether they should be tested for COVID-19.

All members of the social bubble should closely monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.

Limiting your bubble

The size of every social bubble might vary but the maximum number of people in any bubble should be 15. For some, this could be adding 3 to 5 families or, for others, including individual friends or couples or groups. 

The important thing is that your bubble stays consistent.

If your bubble is not safe

If your bubble is not safe, or if you know of someone in your community who may be at risk, help is available. For more information, visit the mental health and wellness support during COVID-19 webpage.

Sexualized Assault Response Team

The Sexualized Assault Response Team at 1-844-967-7275 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the territory. They can connect you with a variety of supports and services. 

Mental health supports

Mental health supports are available. Contact the Canadian Mental Health Association Yukon and Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services for details. 

Contact: 

If you have questions, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca or phone the COVID-19 InfoLine at 1-877-374-0425 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week. If you need to self-isolate outside of these hours, we provide an emergency contact number on the voicemail. Visit yukon.ca/covid-19 for the most up-to-date information.