The Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly encourages the following temporary measures to help curb and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the territory.
Travel within Yukon
Limit social visits between communities. This means only socialize within your community as much as possible.
Make sure to check for community travel advisories before you travel. See the Council of Yukon First Nations travel advisory page for more information.
If a First Nations government or community has not issued an advisory, travel responsibly.
If you are planning to hold a social gathering and are fully vaccinated you can continue to socially gather with up to:
- 20 people indoors; and
- 50 people outdoors.
Not fully vaccinated
If you are not fully vaccinated stick to 6 people for any indoor or outdoor gathering. Keeping your social contacts small and consistent to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- 5 people can gather around a campfire;
- 2 people can attend a dinner party at another household of 4 people; or
- 6 people from different households can have a picnic in a park.
Organized gatherings and events
You can have up to 200 people indoors and outdoors. If you’re planning an organized event such as wedding, funeral or any ceremony:
- wear a mask indoors; and
- maintain proper physical distancing.
Consider wearing a mask at outdoor events, such as community markets or festivals, if you cannot stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from others.
Bars and restaurants
If you go out to a bar or restaurant make sure you follow the rules in place:
- stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other customers;
- do not crowd the bar or mingle with other customers; and
- do not linger after the bar or restaurant closes.
Do not go to work if you’re feeling unwell, no matter how mild your symptoms are.
To help you determine whether you should get tested you can:
- complete the online self-assessment; or
- phone 811.
Effective Monday July 19, 2021, day care centres and day homes can reopen to all children and not just those of critical and essential workers.
Do not send your kids to summer day camp or overnight camp if they have symptoms, no matter how mild they are.
Organized sport activities
There's an increased risk of COVID-19 spread while playing team sports. Consider limiting organized sport activities that do not allow players to be at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
Vaccination is the best way for anyone eligible (or anyone aged 12 and older) to participate in sports. In addition, following these measures will help reduce the risk of spread when playing a team sport:
- stay home if you’re feeling sick, even if your symptoms are mild;
- limit contact with other players, meaning no huddles and no high-5s;
- do not share any equipment or items such as water bottles; and
- keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from others when you are not playing.
Organizers should screen all players upon arrival and discourage spectators if possible. Spectators and players should not gather before, during or after a game.