Important information for high-risk contacts of COVID-19

Update - June 14, 2021

Guidance for high-risk contacts who are fully vaccinated: As long as they have no symptoms of COVID-19, high-risk contacts are not required to self-isolate at home or to stay at home except for essential reasons (they may continue to report to work, school or child care), even if test results are pending for people in the home who do have symptoms. However, high-risk contacts with symptoms, even if fully vaccinated, are still required to isolate and get tested.

UPDATE - April 9, 2021

Parents/caregivers and other persons in the household of high-risk contacts who do not have symptoms must be staying home except for essential reasons, for the duration of the contact's isolation period. Essential reasons could include going to work, school and child care, and going out for essential errands such as groceries, attending medical appointments or picking up prescriptions. 

Parents/caregivers do not need to self-isolate while waiting for a call from public health as long as the child identified as a high-risk contact DOES NOT have any symptoms of COVID-19. They may leave the home for the essential reasons outlined above.

 

Helpful Resources

TBDHU Information for Parents/Caregivers of High-Risk Contacts (PDF)

TBDHU Letter to Household Contacts (PDF)

Last Updated: 13/07/2021