A Path Forward: Next Steps

The more we work together as a community the more we’re able to gradually lift some public health measures while keeping the risk of spreading COVID-19 low.

Find out which restrictions we lifted on August 4, 2021

The infographic of A Path Forward: Next Steps is a summary of the phase we entered on May 25, 2021, before we lifted some restrictions on August 4, 2021. 

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.

Phase from May 25, 2021, to August 4, 2021

We lifted some restrictions on August 4

Find out what's changed since August 4, 2021, and what's stayed the same. 

Our aim

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

Borders and self-isolation

You are not required to self-isolate if:

  • you’re coming to Yukon from within Canada; and
  • you've received your final dose of a Health Canada-approved vaccine at least 14 days before entering Yukon.

Find self-isolation guidance. 

Travel within the Yukon

Travel respectfully within the Yukon and to communities.

Social bubbles, physical distancing and masks

  • Always keep 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and people who are not in your social bubble.
  • Follow the Safe 6.
  • Wear a mask in all indoor public spaces.
  • Limit your social bubbles to up to 5 households. You can have a maximum of 20 people in your social bubble.

Gatherings

Social gatherings

  • Indoors: 20 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble. People must wear masks in indoor public places.
  • Outdoors: 100 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble.

Organized gatherings and events, indoors and outdoors

Limited to the venue’s capacity with a maximum of 200 people. There must be physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble. People must wear masks in indoor public places.

Funerals, indoors and outdoors

200 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble.

Faith-based services, indoors and outdoors

200 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble. People must wear masks in indoor public places.

Weddings, indoors and outdoors

200 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble. People must wear masks in indoor public spaces.

Business and services

Bars and restaurants can operate at full capacity for table service.

Recreation and entertainment

Gyms and recreation centres

200 people with physical distancing, as long as the venue or space can accommodate that number of people.

Camps and recreational programs

  • Indoors: 20 participants indoors with physical distancing and mask wearing.
  • Outdoors: 100 participants outdoors with physical distancing.

Education and childcare

Read the school guidelines.

Read the child care guidelines.

 

Next phase

Our aim

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

Borders and self-isolation

  • Consider forming bubbles with other jurisdictions when it's safe to do so.
  • Consider location alternatives for self-isolation when and where it's safe to do so.
  • Explore modified lengths of self-isolation with enhanced testing measures as supported by evidence. 

Travel within the Yukon

  • Work with individual communities to support safe travel and visits.

Social bubbles, physical distancing and masks

  • Consider modifying physical distancing requirements in partnership with other Canadian jurisdictions driven by an improved understanding of the impacts of variants.
  • Consider modifying requirements for mandatory masks when supported by high vaccination rates and better understanding of variants. 

Gatherings

  • Consider modifying guidelines to allow for larger and safer gatherings for potlatches, celebrations of life and weddings when supported by high vaccination rates and low COVID-19 activity.

Businesses and services

  • Consider lifting physical distancing requirements at bar tops and counters. 

Recreation and entertainment

  • Consider increasing capacity for gyms and recreation centres with approved plans.

Education and childcare

  • When supported by high vaccination rates and improved understanding of variants, consider relaxing:
    • physical distancing and masking requirements in schools; and
    • requirements for approved plans for some or all education and childcare facilities.
Post-state of emergency phase

Our aim

  • Lift the state of emergency and eliminate most public health measures.

Lifting or adjusting restrictions

  • Restrictions to be lifted or adjusted based on recommendations by Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

  • Adjusting restrictions will be based on:

    • assessments of the epidemiology here and in neighbouring jurisdictions; and

    • progress of the national vaccine rollout.

       

We lifted some restrictions on August 4

Find out what's changed since August 4, 2021, and what's stayed the same. 

Our aim

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

Borders and self-isolation

You are not required to self-isolate if:

  • you’re coming to Yukon from within Canada; and
  • you've received your final dose of a Health Canada-approved vaccine at least 14 days before entering Yukon.

Find self-isolation guidance. 

Travel within the Yukon

Travel respectfully within the Yukon and to communities.

Social bubbles, physical distancing and masks

  • Always keep 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and people who are not in your social bubble.
  • Follow the Safe 6.
  • Wear a mask in all indoor public spaces.
  • Limit your social bubbles to up to 5 households. You can have a maximum of 20 people in your social bubble.

Gatherings

Social gatherings

  • Indoors: 20 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble. People must wear masks in indoor public places.
  • Outdoors: 100 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble.

Organized gatherings and events, indoors and outdoors

Limited to the venue’s capacity with a maximum of 200 people. There must be physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble. People must wear masks in indoor public places.

Funerals, indoors and outdoors

200 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble.

Faith-based services, indoors and outdoors

200 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble. People must wear masks in indoor public places.

Weddings, indoors and outdoors

200 people with physical distancing between people who are not in the same social bubble. People must wear masks in indoor public spaces.

Business and services

Bars and restaurants can operate at full capacity for table service.

Recreation and entertainment

Gyms and recreation centres

200 people with physical distancing, as long as the venue or space can accommodate that number of people.

Camps and recreational programs

  • Indoors: 20 participants indoors with physical distancing and mask wearing.
  • Outdoors: 100 participants outdoors with physical distancing.

Education and childcare

Read the school guidelines.

Read the child care guidelines.

 

Our aim

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

Borders and self-isolation

  • Consider forming bubbles with other jurisdictions when it's safe to do so.
  • Consider location alternatives for self-isolation when and where it's safe to do so.
  • Explore modified lengths of self-isolation with enhanced testing measures as supported by evidence. 

Travel within the Yukon

  • Work with individual communities to support safe travel and visits.

Social bubbles, physical distancing and masks

  • Consider modifying physical distancing requirements in partnership with other Canadian jurisdictions driven by an improved understanding of the impacts of variants.
  • Consider modifying requirements for mandatory masks when supported by high vaccination rates and better understanding of variants. 

Gatherings

  • Consider modifying guidelines to allow for larger and safer gatherings for potlatches, celebrations of life and weddings when supported by high vaccination rates and low COVID-19 activity.

Businesses and services

  • Consider lifting physical distancing requirements at bar tops and counters. 

Recreation and entertainment

  • Consider increasing capacity for gyms and recreation centres with approved plans.

Education and childcare

  • When supported by high vaccination rates and improved understanding of variants, consider relaxing:
    • physical distancing and masking requirements in schools; and
    • requirements for approved plans for some or all education and childcare facilities.

Our aim

  • Lift the state of emergency and eliminate most public health measures.

Lifting or adjusting restrictions

  • Restrictions to be lifted or adjusted based on recommendations by Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

  • Adjusting restrictions will be based on:

    • assessments of the epidemiology here and in neighbouring jurisdictions; and

    • progress of the national vaccine rollout.