Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” once 14 days have passed after receiving a second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or their first dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine series. 

The guidance below applies to all individuals who are fully vaccinated, but DOES NOT include the following:

  • residents of long-term care homes 
  • residents of retirement homes 
  • residents of high-risk congregate living setting 
  • patients admitted to health care settings 
  • individuals who are severely immunocompromised 

 

Continue to Follow All Public Health Measures

For now, and until scientific experts say it’s safe to stop, it is important for everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, to continue to follow the advice of public health officials. This includes following all public health measures, like staying home when sick, getting tested when you have symptoms, keeping 2 metres distance from others, wearing a mask and washing hands often.

*NOTE: Being fully vaccinated DOES NOT exempt an individual from mask requirements. Everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, must continue to wear a mask where required unless they are entitled to one of the six exemptions.

Travel

Domestic Travel

TBDHU travel guidance currently remains the same for those who are fully vaccinated.

International Travel

At this time, travelers entering Canada who are fully vaccinated and meet specific conditions may possibly be excluded from Federal Quarantine requirements. Visit COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada at the Government of Canada website.

For the most up to date information on international travel exemptions, please visit Health Canada's "Who Can Travel to Canada?"

 

For Individuals with Symptoms

Self-isolation

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, even if mild, immediately self-isolate at home. 
  • Advise any of your household members who are not fully vaccinated to also self-isolate. 

Testing

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, arrange to be tested right away at your nearest Assessment Centre.

Test Results 

  • If the test result is negative, you are cleared from isolation when you do not have a fever (without using medication) and it has been at least 24 hours since the symptoms started improving. 
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by public health and given further instructions.

 

For Individuals who have had a High-Risk Exposure

Self-isolation 

  • As long as you have no symptoms of COVID-19, you are not required to self-isolate at home or to stay at home except for essential reasons, even if test results are pending for people in the home who have symptoms.
  • As long as you have no symptoms of COVID-19, you may continue to report to work, school or child care. However, employees must report the high-risk exposure to their employer and follow any restrictions from work as specified by their manager and/or Occupational Health department.
  • If TBDHU is informed that you are a contact of certain Variants of Concern, you may be notified and required to self-isolate.
  • If you begin to show symptoms of COVID-19:
    • immediately self-isolate at home
    • arrange to be tested for COVID-19 right away
    • notify TBDHU
    • advise any of your household members who are not fully vaccinated to also self-isolate

Testing

  • Get tested right away at the nearest Assessment Centre whether or not you are experiencing any symptoms.
  • You should also be tested AGAIN between day 10-12 after your last exposure if you are not experiencing symptoms. 
  • If you begin to show symptoms, you should be tested again right away. 

Test Results 

  • If you were showing symptoms and the test result is negative, you are cleared from isolation when you do not have a fever (without using medication) and it has been at least 24 hours since the symptoms started improving. 
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by public health and given further instructions.
Last Updated: 22/07/2021