Updated federal quarantine measures for people arriving at airports
Summary: Here are important updates regarding changes to the federal quarantine measures and COVID-19 testing in Alberta.
Federal quarantine measures
As of April 15, the federal government updated the federal quarantine measures to further protect Canadians and those entering Canada.
- All travellers entering Canada will be provided a mask in CBSA, if they don’t have one, as it is now mandatory to wear them after a person arrives in Canada.
- Any traveller arriving into Canada, whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic, is forbidden to isolate in a place where they would be in contact with people who are vulnerable, such as adults 65 years of age or older and people of all ages with pre-existing medical conditions. CBSA Officers will be asking additional questions related to this change.
- Do you have accommodation where you can quarantine for 14 days?
- Are there vulnerable people at the location where you plan to quarantine?
- Can you have food, medication or other necessities delivered to your accommodation while in quarantine?
- Any traveller that identifies that they cannot sufficiently follow the changes above will be told to go to a place that is designated by the Chief Health Officer.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) expanded COVID-19 testing
AHS has expanded eligibility for testing to anyone in Alberta who has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, a runny nose or a sore throat. If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms, it is important to remember the critical first step: stay home if you’re sick. Your next step should be to take the AHS online assessment form in order to arrange testing. There is no need to call 811. Completing this online form is the more efficient want to arrange for a test.
For information on testing and what to do should you receive a positive or negative result go to http://albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17034.aspx