Additional public health measures in force

Additional public health measures intended to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and limit impacts on the Yukon’s health care system are now enforceable under the Civil Emergency Measures Act.

These additional temporary public health measures are based on recommendations from the Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health:

  • Limits on indoor personal gatherings: 10 people from a maximum of two households if all eligible people over 12 years and four months of age are vaccinated; household members only if any eligible people are unvaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals that live alone can gather with a maximum of one additional household to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Limits on outdoor personal gatherings: 25 people from a maximum of three households regardless of vaccination status.
  • Limits on organized gatherings: proof of vaccination is required except for children under 12 years and four months; indoor gatherings limited to 25 people or 50 per cent of venue capacity, whichever is less; outdoor gatherings limited to 50 people.
  • Restrictions on restaurants, bars and nightclubs: proof of vaccination required, except for children under 12 years and 4 months, for table service with a limit of six people per table; tables need to be spaced two metres (six feet) apart; no bar or counter eating or service; no moving between tables and no dancing.
  • Restrictions on entertainment venues, including movie theatres, theatres and museums: proof of vaccination is required except for children under 12 years and four months; limited to 25 people or 50 per cent venue capacity, whichever is less.
  • Restrictions on recreation and leisure sites, including gyms, fitness studios, sports facilities and arts studios: proof of vaccination is required except for children under 12 years and 4 months; limited to 25 people or 50 per cent of venue capacity, whichever is less.  
  • Recreational team sports: proof of vaccination is required except for children under 12 years and four months; activities within cohort or teams only up to a limit of 25 people (e.g., practice, skills and drills); no games between teams. Out of territory travel for sporting events is not recommended.
  • Limits on businesses and retail: maximum 50 per cent capacity. Businesses are strongly recommended to have operational plans in place to limit close contact between people and keep their employees and customers safe.
  • Restrictions on personal services establishments: proof of vaccination is required except for children under 12 years and four months; limited to 25 people or 50 per cent of venue, whichever is less.
  • Restrictions on faith-based services: proof of vaccination is required except for children under 12 years and four months; limited to 25 people or 50 per cent of venue capacity, whichever is less.
  • Public saunas and steam rooms or baths are not allowed to operate.

Mandatory masking continues to be in effect in all indoor public settings and in outdoor public settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Yukoners are strongly encouraged to continue practising the Safe 6 plus 1 at all times.

In addition to following public health measures, vaccination increases protection against COVID-19. All eligible Yukoners are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and receive a booster shot as soon as possible. Additional clinic appointment times have been made available at Yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot. The Vaccine Clinic in Whitehorse is open Monday to Saturday. Booking an appointment is strongly recommended. Walk-ins will be accommodated as much as possible.

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health will continue to actively assess the risk levels in the territory associated with COVID-19 transmission and adjust recommendations as necessary.

Quick facts 
  • Additional COVID-19 vaccination appointment times, including for boosters, have been made available online at Yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot.

  • The clinic in Whitehorse is located at the Yukon Convention Centre, 4051-4th Avenue. In communities, people should contact their local health centre.

Media contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Carleen Kerr
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3673
carleen.kerr@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-003