Information current

July 14, 2020

We're in Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. If you have 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.

Summary of Yukon's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions

We're in Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Our goal is a phased approach to easing restrictions, while staying safe from the pandemic. At all times we aim to contain the spread of COVID-19 and stop its importation to the territory.

Because the situation is rapidly evolving and because so many of the actions Yukon takes will be informed by COVID-19 conditions in other provinces, territories and neighbouring jurisdictions, this Yukon plan is a living document. We'll therefore update it as we progress through the plan's phases. We last updated the plan on June 5, 2020, to include specific dates and new timelines. We uploaded the first version on May 15, 2020.

Decisions about when and how to move forwards or backwards will be guided by 6 key criteria:

  • Yukoners are following the public health orders, directions and the 6 steps to staying safe;
  • preventative measures and guidelines are in place and being complied with;
  • high capacity for testing and contact tracing is available;
  • travel restrictions and self-isolation measures are keeping Yukon safe;
  • health system capacity is meeting current needs and prepared to respond to changing conditions; and
  • there is no community-spread of COVID-19.

Any future dates for phases subject to change based on the 6 key criteria. Steps within each phase will be gradual.

Download the 1-page Yukon's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions infographic or print this page. 

You can download the complete plan A path forward: Yukon’s plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Find health and safety guidelines and recommendations for businesses and services.

Phase 2 (current phase): July 1 – to be determined

Aim

Continue to safely ease public health measures and ease border control measures.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

  • Expanded entry to Yukon for residents of Canada.
  • Mandatory 14-day self-isolation continues for some people arriving in Yukon. 

Travel within Yukon

  • Limit travel to communities.
  • Travel respectfully within Yukon and to communities.
  • May have relaxed restrictions subject to public health assessment and community engagement.

Physical distancing

“Double bubble” continues.

Gatherings

  • Indoor: 10 or fewer.
  • Outdoor: 50 or fewer if physical distancing can be maintained.

Businesses and services

  • Some restrictions may ease based on public health data.
  • Restaurants can offer full capacity dine-in services, with physical distancing.
  • Bars are open, following guidelines.

Recreation and entertainment

Continued easing of restrictions based on public health measures.

Education and childcare

  • Resumption of in-person K-12 education for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Return to Yukon University campus to be determined in consultation with Yukon University Board. 
Phase 3 (new normal): to be determined

Aim

Focus on long-term sustainability and living safely with COVID-19.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

  • Self-isolation requirements eased.

Travel within Yukon

  • Limit travel to communities continued.
  • Travel respectfully within Yukon and to communities.
  • May have relaxed restrictions subject to public health assessment and community engagement.

Physical distancing

Restrictions may ease based on public health data.

Gatherings

No size restrictions if physical distancing can be maintained.

Businesses and services

Some restrictions may ease based on public health data.

Recreation and entertainment

Continued easing of restrictions based on public health measures.

Education and childcare

To be determined in consultation with the Department of Education and Yukon University Board.

Phase 4 (post-vaccine)

Yukon will move to Phase 4 once a vaccine is ready or an alternative public health approach is available.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

No restrictions. 

Travel within Yukon

No restrictions.

Physical distancing

No restrictions.

Gatherings

No restrictions.

Businesses and services

No restrictions.

Recreation and entertainment

No restrictions.

Education and childcare

No restrictions.

Phase 0 (response)

Aim

Limited businesses and services operating and reduced movement within Yukon to contain the spread of the virus.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

  • Restricted entry to Yukon: closed to non-essential travel and non-residents with few exceptions.
  • Mandatory 14-day self-isolation.

Travel within Yukon

Avoid unnecessary travel to communities.

Physical distancing

  • Close contact is allowed with only members of your household bubble.
  • Maintain physical distance with anyone outside your bubble.

Gatherings 

  • Indoor: 10 or fewer
  • Outdoor: 10 or fewer

Businesses and services

  • Restaurants can provide takeout and delivery only.
  • Bars and personal service providers closed.
  • Unless ordered closed, all other businesses can operate following the public health measures.

Recreation and entertainment

  • Public campgrounds are closed.
  • Recreation centres and libraries are closed.
  • Fitness centres remain open following guidelines.

Education and childcare

  • All in-person education suspended for remainder of 2019‒20 school year.
  • Daycares open to children of critical and essential workers only.
Phase 1 (restart): May 15 ‒ June 30

Aim

Limited businesses and services operating and reduced movement within Yukon to contain the spread of the virus.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

  • Restricted entry to Yukon continued.
  • Mandatory 14-day self-isolation continued.

Travel within Yukon

  • Limit travel to communities.
  • Travel respectfully within Yukon and to communities.

Physical distancing

“Double bubble”: close contact is allowed between members of 2 households.

Gatherings 

  • Indoor: 10 or fewer
  • Outdoor: 10 or fewer
  • Funerals and religious services may have relaxed restrictions subject to public health assessment. 

Businesses and services

Subject to having an approved operational plan:

  • restaurants can offer 50% capacity dine-in services;
  • personal care services can reopen; and
  • bars can reopen from June 19.

Recreation and entertainment

  • Public campgrounds reopen June 4 following guidelines.
  • Recreation centres and libraries reopen in limited capacity following guidelines.

Education and childcare

  • Daycares are open to children of all workers.
  • Summer day camps can operate following guidelines.
  • Recreational programming allowed following guidelines.
  • Overnight camps are not permitted.

Aim

Continue to safely ease public health measures and ease border control measures.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

  • Expanded entry to Yukon for residents of Canada.
  • Mandatory 14-day self-isolation continues for some people arriving in Yukon. 

Travel within Yukon

  • Limit travel to communities.
  • Travel respectfully within Yukon and to communities.
  • May have relaxed restrictions subject to public health assessment and community engagement.

Physical distancing

“Double bubble” continues.

Gatherings

  • Indoor: 10 or fewer.
  • Outdoor: 50 or fewer if physical distancing can be maintained.

Businesses and services

  • Some restrictions may ease based on public health data.
  • Restaurants can offer full capacity dine-in services, with physical distancing.
  • Bars are open, following guidelines.

Recreation and entertainment

Continued easing of restrictions based on public health measures.

Education and childcare

  • Resumption of in-person K-12 education for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Return to Yukon University campus to be determined in consultation with Yukon University Board. 

Aim

Focus on long-term sustainability and living safely with COVID-19.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

  • Self-isolation requirements eased.

Travel within Yukon

  • Limit travel to communities continued.
  • Travel respectfully within Yukon and to communities.
  • May have relaxed restrictions subject to public health assessment and community engagement.

Physical distancing

Restrictions may ease based on public health data.

Gatherings

No size restrictions if physical distancing can be maintained.

Businesses and services

Some restrictions may ease based on public health data.

Recreation and entertainment

Continued easing of restrictions based on public health measures.

Education and childcare

To be determined in consultation with the Department of Education and Yukon University Board.

Yukon will move to Phase 4 once a vaccine is ready or an alternative public health approach is available.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

No restrictions. 

Travel within Yukon

No restrictions.

Physical distancing

No restrictions.

Gatherings

No restrictions.

Businesses and services

No restrictions.

Recreation and entertainment

No restrictions.

Education and childcare

No restrictions.

Aim

Limited businesses and services operating and reduced movement within Yukon to contain the spread of the virus.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

  • Restricted entry to Yukon: closed to non-essential travel and non-residents with few exceptions.
  • Mandatory 14-day self-isolation.

Travel within Yukon

Avoid unnecessary travel to communities.

Physical distancing

  • Close contact is allowed with only members of your household bubble.
  • Maintain physical distance with anyone outside your bubble.

Gatherings 

  • Indoor: 10 or fewer
  • Outdoor: 10 or fewer

Businesses and services

  • Restaurants can provide takeout and delivery only.
  • Bars and personal service providers closed.
  • Unless ordered closed, all other businesses can operate following the public health measures.

Recreation and entertainment

  • Public campgrounds are closed.
  • Recreation centres and libraries are closed.
  • Fitness centres remain open following guidelines.

Education and childcare

  • All in-person education suspended for remainder of 2019‒20 school year.
  • Daycares open to children of critical and essential workers only.

Aim

Limited businesses and services operating and reduced movement within Yukon to contain the spread of the virus.

Borders and self-isolation requirements

  • Restricted entry to Yukon continued.
  • Mandatory 14-day self-isolation continued.

Travel within Yukon

  • Limit travel to communities.
  • Travel respectfully within Yukon and to communities.

Physical distancing

“Double bubble”: close contact is allowed between members of 2 households.

Gatherings 

  • Indoor: 10 or fewer
  • Outdoor: 10 or fewer
  • Funerals and religious services may have relaxed restrictions subject to public health assessment. 

Businesses and services

Subject to having an approved operational plan:

  • restaurants can offer 50% capacity dine-in services;
  • personal care services can reopen; and
  • bars can reopen from June 19.

Recreation and entertainment

  • Public campgrounds reopen June 4 following guidelines.
  • Recreation centres and libraries reopen in limited capacity following guidelines.

Education and childcare

  • Daycares are open to children of all workers.
  • Summer day camps can operate following guidelines.
  • Recreational programming allowed following guidelines.
  • Overnight camps are not permitted.