Information current as of

Friday, May 29, 2020 ‒ 10:20

Notice to miners arriving in Yukon for work

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Self-isolation is required

Following advice from the Chief Medical officer of Health, everyone arriving in Yukon must self-isolate for 14 days. This includes all workers arriving in Yukon who are working at a:

  • placer or hard rock mine;
  • exploration camp; or
  • any other business or duty associated with the mining and exploration industry.

Upon entering Yukon, every person must present a signed declaration to an enforcement officer. This provides information on where the person will be self-isolating and their travel plans within Yukon.

How to self-isolate

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If you’re a resident of Yukon, you must go directly to your home or another suitable safe place to self-isolate for 14 days. We may direct you where to go. The 14 days begins when you arrive at your place of isolation.

You can self-isolate at your home on a placer mining claim or in a work camp if:

  • you are not a resident of Yukon and you’ve spent the last 14 consecutive days within Canada;
  • the home is a single residential unit used to house 1 family;
  • the home is the only housing unit at that claim or camp;
  • all of the persons self-isolating in the home are related by blood, spousal relationship, or adoption; and
  • you’re bringing with you into Yukon, or have already made arrangements to have delivered to your home, supplies sufficient to last for 14 days without replenishment for everyone self-isolating in the home.

If you do not meet the requirements above and cannot self-isolate, email us for information and advice for self-isolating workers. 

Email: covid19info@gov.yk.ca. Our staff will phone you back to talk about a solution.

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If you have questions relating to your mining operations and this requirement, email mining@gov.yk.ca.