With the province in modified Phase 5, additional restrictions are now being implemented in LTC. Effective October 4, the following changes will take effect:
- All visitors to long-term care must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination must be provided by visitors who wish to visit a loved one in LTC. This does not include designated caregivers, professionals (such as lawyers or financial advisors), or children under 12 years of age.
- Residents may not leave the facility with visitors who are not fully vaccinated. This does not include designated caregivers.
- All LTC residents throughout the province may leave their facility to participate in activities in the community. All residents may attend overnight visits except when the overnight visit will occur in Central zone. This means residents of any zone (including central zone) may attend overnight visits that occur outside of the Central zone.
- Medical masks will continue to be mandatory for all visitors, Designated Caregivers, and staff.
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