A Path Forward: Next Steps

A Path Forward: Next Steps is a framework for how we plan to reduce the negative effects the COVID-19 pandemic has on Yukoners and the communities we live in.

The more we work together as a community the sooner we’ll be able to start gradually lifting some public health measures while keeping the risk of spreading COVID-19 low.

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Find guidelines for living and working during COVID-19.

Current phase: where we are now

Our aim

An effective vaccine rollout and a focus on long-term sustainability and living safely with COVID-19.

Self-isolation requirements

All residents of Canada can enter Yukon with the requirement to self-isolate.

Travel within Yukon

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

Physical distancing, social bubbles and masks

  • Follow the Safe 6
  • Wear a mask in all indoor public spaces.
  • Limit your social bubbles to include up to the same 10 to 15 people with no physical distancing or masks.
  • Practise physical distancing with everyone outside your social bubble.

Social gatherings

Unorganized social gatherings

  • Indoors: 10 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 50 people or fewer

Organized social gatherings

  • Indoors: 50 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 100 people or fewer

Funerals

  • Indoors: 10 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 50 people or fewer

Weddings

  • Indoors: 50 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 100 people or fewer

Your guests must be seated. You need to have an operational plan for organized, 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.

Read our guidelines for gatherings.

Business and services

  • Bars, pubs and lounges can continue to operate at 50% capacity.
  • Dine-in restaurants can operate at full capacity if people can maintain physical distancing.
  • You need an approved operational plan.

Recreation and entertainment

Recreation centres and gyms can open with limited capacity and have to follow guidelines.

Education and childcare

  • Kindergarten to Grade 9 students have full day in-person classes.
  • Grade 10 to Grade 12 students have half day in-person classes.
  • The return of Yukon University students to campuses is determined in consultation with Yukon University Board.
  • Daycares, camps, recreational programming and overnight camps are allowed, with approved plans.
Next phase

The phase will start begin once we strengthen our public health foundation, achieve a high vaccination rate, keep case counts low and gain a better understanding of the impacts of the COVID-19 variants.

Our aim

With our foundation strengthened, we can gradually start lifting public health measures.

Self-isolation requirements

When it’s safe to do so we’ll:

  • broaden the scope for alternative self-isolation plans to include more work-isolations and tourism industry isolation;
  • bubble with other provinces and territories, with no self-isolation requirements;
  • look at modifying the length of self-isolation with enhanced testing measures, if there’s evidence to support this; and
  • consider expanding alternative locations for self-isolation.

Travel within Yukon

Work with individual communities to support safe travel and visitation.

Physical distancing, social bubbles and masks

  • We’ll change physical distancing or mandatory mask requirements, in partnership with other Canadian jurisdictions.
  • We’ll increase social bubbles to 20 people or fewer.

Social gatherings

Unorganized social gatherings

  • Indoors: 20 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 100 people or fewer

Organized social gatherings

  • Indoors: at venue capacity
  • Outdoors: 200 people or fewer

We’ll consider modifications to guidelines to allow for larger and safer gatherings for potlatches, celebrations of life and weddings.

Business and services

Remove 50% capacity restriction on bars, pubs and lounges and work towards 100% capacity, if physical distancing can be maintained, when supported by high vaccination rates and compliance with operational plans.

Recreation and entertainment

Gyms and recreation centres will be able to increase their capacity with approved operational plans.

Education and childcare

  • We’ll reduce physical distancing and mask requirements in schools.
  • Grade 10 to Grade 12 students will be able to return to full day, in person classes.
  • We’ll reduce requirements for approved operational plans for some or all education and childcare facilities.

Our aim

An effective vaccine rollout and a focus on long-term sustainability and living safely with COVID-19.

Self-isolation requirements

All residents of Canada can enter Yukon with the requirement to self-isolate.

Travel within Yukon

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

Physical distancing, social bubbles and masks

  • Follow the Safe 6
  • Wear a mask in all indoor public spaces.
  • Limit your social bubbles to include up to the same 10 to 15 people with no physical distancing or masks.
  • Practise physical distancing with everyone outside your social bubble.

Social gatherings

Unorganized social gatherings

  • Indoors: 10 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 50 people or fewer

Organized social gatherings

  • Indoors: 50 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 100 people or fewer

Funerals

  • Indoors: 10 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 50 people or fewer

Weddings

  • Indoors: 50 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 100 people or fewer

Your guests must be seated. You need to have an operational plan for organized, 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.

Read our guidelines for gatherings.

Business and services

  • Bars, pubs and lounges can continue to operate at 50% capacity.
  • Dine-in restaurants can operate at full capacity if people can maintain physical distancing.
  • You need an approved operational plan.

Recreation and entertainment

Recreation centres and gyms can open with limited capacity and have to follow guidelines.

Education and childcare

  • Kindergarten to Grade 9 students have full day in-person classes.
  • Grade 10 to Grade 12 students have half day in-person classes.
  • The return of Yukon University students to campuses is determined in consultation with Yukon University Board.
  • Daycares, camps, recreational programming and overnight camps are allowed, with approved plans.

The phase will start begin once we strengthen our public health foundation, achieve a high vaccination rate, keep case counts low and gain a better understanding of the impacts of the COVID-19 variants.

Our aim

With our foundation strengthened, we can gradually start lifting public health measures.

Self-isolation requirements

When it’s safe to do so we’ll:

  • broaden the scope for alternative self-isolation plans to include more work-isolations and tourism industry isolation;
  • bubble with other provinces and territories, with no self-isolation requirements;
  • look at modifying the length of self-isolation with enhanced testing measures, if there’s evidence to support this; and
  • consider expanding alternative locations for self-isolation.

Travel within Yukon

Work with individual communities to support safe travel and visitation.

Physical distancing, social bubbles and masks

  • We’ll change physical distancing or mandatory mask requirements, in partnership with other Canadian jurisdictions.
  • We’ll increase social bubbles to 20 people or fewer.

Social gatherings

Unorganized social gatherings

  • Indoors: 20 people or fewer
  • Outdoors: 100 people or fewer

Organized social gatherings

  • Indoors: at venue capacity
  • Outdoors: 200 people or fewer

We’ll consider modifications to guidelines to allow for larger and safer gatherings for potlatches, celebrations of life and weddings.

Business and services

Remove 50% capacity restriction on bars, pubs and lounges and work towards 100% capacity, if physical distancing can be maintained, when supported by high vaccination rates and compliance with operational plans.

Recreation and entertainment

Gyms and recreation centres will be able to increase their capacity with approved operational plans.

Education and childcare

  • We’ll reduce physical distancing and mask requirements in schools.
  • Grade 10 to Grade 12 students will be able to return to full day, in person classes.
  • We’ll reduce requirements for approved operational plans for some or all education and childcare facilities.