More Nunavummiut allowed to bypass southern isolation hubs starting next week
Unvaccinated dependents can now complete their 14-day isolation in territory
Unvaccinated dependents entering Nunavut with their vaccinated parents or guardians will be allowed to complete their 14-day isolation in Nunavut as of Monday, the territorial government has announced.
“With no current outbreaks in Nunavut and vaccination rates increasing, it’s time to further adjust isolation restrictions,” stated Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, in a news release.
Upon arrival, vaccinated adults or guardians will not have to isolate, although it will be required for anybody else in the household who is unvaccinated.
Parents and guardians are responsible for their children’s isolation.
“Households in isolation are not to have visitors, and those isolating cannot go visiting unless it is an emergency,” states the release.
There will be no public health clearance required at the end of isolation, although those found to have broken isolation rules could face a $575 fine.