Information current

August 13, 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.

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

We're in Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions

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

Download the complete reopening plan, called A Path Forward: Yukon’s plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Find guidelines for living and working during COVID-19.

Phase 3 (new normal): started August 1 – current phase

Phase 3 will involve a gradual easing of restrictions. It will be the longest of the stages and will last until there's a vaccine or treatment.

Aim 

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

Borders and self-isolation requirements

All residents of Canada can enter into Yukon, with some residents required to self-isolate.

Travel within Yukon

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

Physical distancing

Social bubble

  • Expansion of friends and family or "social bubble" to include up to 15 people with no physical distancing.
  • Physical distancing in all other situations. 

Gatherings

  • Indoor: 10 or fewer with physical distancing
  • Outdoor: 50 or fewer with physical distancing
  • These limits on numbers apply whether or not you're with people who are in your social bubble.

Planned, seated events in rented venues 

  • Indoor: 50 or fewer with physical distancing
  • Outdoor: 100 or fewer with physical distancing
  • You need to have an operational plan for planned, seated events in rented spaces but you do not need to get your plan approved.
  • Your event must also follow the operational plan of the venue.

Recreation and entertainment

Businesses and services

  • Dine-in restaurants can continue to operate at full capacity with operational plans in place.
  • Bars, pubs and lounges can continue to operate at 50 per cent capacity with operational plans in place.
  • Personal services and allied health professional services can continue to operate with operational plans in place. 

Education and childcare

  • We’re planning for the safe return to school for students and staff in the 2020–21 school year. 
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 2: July 1 to July 31

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 1 (restart): May 15 to 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.
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.
Our approach to reopening safely

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, our reopening plan is a living document. We'll update it as we progress through the plan's phases.

We updated the plan on July 31, 2020 and also June 5, 2020. We uploaded the 1st 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 Safe 6;
  • 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's no community-spread of COVID-19.

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

Phase 3 will involve a gradual easing of restrictions. It will be the longest of the stages and will last until there's a vaccine or treatment.

Aim 

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

Borders and self-isolation requirements

All residents of Canada can enter into Yukon, with some residents required to self-isolate.

Travel within Yukon

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

Physical distancing

Social bubble

  • Expansion of friends and family or "social bubble" to include up to 15 people with no physical distancing.
  • Physical distancing in all other situations. 

Gatherings

  • Indoor: 10 or fewer with physical distancing
  • Outdoor: 50 or fewer with physical distancing
  • These limits on numbers apply whether or not you're with people who are in your social bubble.

Planned, seated events in rented venues 

  • Indoor: 50 or fewer with physical distancing
  • Outdoor: 100 or fewer with physical distancing
  • You need to have an operational plan for planned, seated events in rented spaces but you do not need to get your plan approved.
  • Your event must also follow the operational plan of the venue.

Recreation and entertainment

Businesses and services

  • Dine-in restaurants can continue to operate at full capacity with operational plans in place.
  • Bars, pubs and lounges can continue to operate at 50 per cent capacity with operational plans in place.
  • Personal services and allied health professional services can continue to operate with operational plans in place. 

Education and childcare

  • We’re planning for the safe return to school for students and staff in the 2020–21 school year. 

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

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

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

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.

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, our reopening plan is a living document. We'll update it as we progress through the plan's phases.

We updated the plan on July 31, 2020 and also June 5, 2020. We uploaded the 1st 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 Safe 6;
  • 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's no community-spread of COVID-19.

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