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2020-12-01

Covid-19 Provincial Restrictions

 

 

LAST UPDATED JANUARY 13, 2021

 

Below is a listing of provincial emergency orders that have been implemented in response to the COVID pandemic, and which apply in addition to the federal rules.  

 

At the federal level, the government's approach to exemptions is based on a guidance document entitled Services and Functions Deemed Essentialwhich lists a range of essential marine workers, including  marine related businesses such crew, port workers, equipment operators, longshoremen, marine pilots, marine agents, representatives of foreign ship owners, maintenance workers, tug captains, etc. Please note that these guidelines are only advisory in nature (and therefore do not replace Provincial Emergency Orders).

 

IMPORTANT: Marine transportation workers travelling within and across provinces and territories for businesses purposes should carry with them a copy of Transport Canada Ship Safety Bulletin 18-2020, along with any relevant provincial bulletins  and an employment confirmation letter to facilitate identification (as essential workers). The Federation has developed a proposed employment identification template letter (as a guidance only). 

 

ATLANTIC CANADA - ENTRY & MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS

Newfoundland-Labrador

  • Rule:  Special Measures Order prohibits non-residents from entering Newfoundland; 14 day self isolation requirement if entering Newfoundland from another province or country.

  • Exemptions: Self-Isolation Exemption Order exempts asymptomatic transportation workers from the self-isolation requirement (but must self-isolate while not working and remaining in province).  Most recent version of this order was renewed September 23, 2020.

  • Atlantic Bubble suspended:  As of November 25, 2020, all residents of the Atlantic Bubble are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to Newfoundland and Labrador - Click HERE for more information.

Nova Scotia

  • Rule:  Provincial Order under Health Protection Act requires individuals to self-isolate for 14 days if entering Nova Scotia from another province or country. Most recent version of this order was renewed November 27, 2020. 

  • Exemption:  Asymptomatic transportation workers who are essential to the movement of people and goods, and who must enter Nova Scotia as part of their work requirements (not for personal reasons or other types of work) are not required to self isolate.  See Section 3 of above Provincial Order for specific wording in this respect.

  • Atlantic Bubble remains in effect: Travelers from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick can travel freely within all four Atlantic provinces with no self-isolation requirement - click HERE for more information on implementation in Nova Scotia.

New Brunswick

  • Rule:  Emergency Order imposes 14-day self isolation requirement if entering New Brunswick from another province or country. In addition, all persons intending to enter New Brunswick must pre-register their travel as per the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program and receive approval before entering. Most recent version of this order renewed and revised November 27, 2020

  • Exemption:  Asymptomatic operators of commercial transportation, incuding aircraft, water vessels, trucks transporting goods or delivering services and rail services are not required to self isolate.  See Section 5(i) of above emergency order for specific wording in this respect.

  • Atlantic Bubble suspended: As of November 27, tavelers entering New Brunswick from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and PEI are required to self-isolate for 14 days, unless exempt.  Click HERE for additional information.

ST LAWRENCE - GREAT LAKES - ENTRY & MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS


Quebec

  • NEW: Province-wide curfew in effect as of January 9, 2021 between hours of 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM.  Click HERE for more information on applicability and enforcement.  Essential workers, including those in the transportation and logistics sectors, must carry letter from their employer confirming the essential nature of their work (click HERE for template)

  • Rule: No entry restrictions or isolation requirement for individuals arriving from other provinces, but 14-day self isolation if entering province from outside Canada.  Click HERE for more information.

  • Exemption:  Asymptomatic transportation and logistics workers arriving from outside Canada not required to self-isolate - for details click HERE.

Ontario

  • NEW:  Provice-wide state of emergency in effect as of January 14, 2021. All individuals required to comply with stay-at-home order unless engaging in essential activities such as shopping at a grocery store or pharmacy, accessing medical services, exercising, or working (in cases where work cannot be done remotely) .  For additional information, click HERE.  

  • Rule:  No entry restrictions or isolation requirement for individuals arriving from other provinces, but 14-day self isolation if entering province from outside Canada.

  • Exemption:  Asymptomatic transportation and logisitcs workers arriving from outside Canada not required to self-isolate - for details click HERE.


WESTERN CANADA - ENTRY & MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS

British Columbia

  • NEW:  Province-Wide Restrictions announced January 8, 2021 - phased approach to BC's Restart Plan on pause - click HERE for more information.

  • Rule:  No self-isolation requirement for individuals arriving from other provinces, but 14-day self isolation if entering province from outside Canada  plus requirement to submit a self-isolation plan - click HERE for more information. 

  • Exemption:  Asymptomatic transportation workers not required to self-isolate, but must develop self-isolation plan, if returning from international travel (including from United States).

 

ARCTIC - ENTRY & MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS

Nunavut

  • Extensive travel ban and self-isolation orders in effect.  Click HERE for additional information and updates.