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EMERGENCY MEASURES ACROSS CANADA IN RESPONSE TO COVID19 CRISIS

EMERGENCY MEASURES ACROSS CANADA IN RESPONSE TO 2020 COVID19 CRISIS AS OF APRIL 3, 2020 

Note: This content is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice or an opinion of any kind. 

 

Closures 

Gatherings 

Travel 

Other 

AB 

Bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues to close; restaurants to close unless they can limit occupancy to less than 50 persons or less than 50% of capacity, whichever is less; liquor delivery and takeout permitted. 

March 17th, 2020 – no expiry 

Not more than 15 people unless in a single household 

March 27th, 2020 – no expiry  

 

Those subject to self-isolation (e.g. because they returned from abroad or have contracted COVID) must self-isolate for 10-14 days and can only stay inside their own property 

March 25th, 2020 – no expiry 

BC 

Restaurants and liquor vendors must close except for takeout and delivery 

March 20th – 30th 2020 

Certain parks and recreation areas closed 

March 24th – no expiry 

 

No more than 50 people 

March 16th – 30th, 2020 

 

Persons who travelled outside of Canada and returned on or after March 12 must self-isolate, with limited exceptions for workers in essential services 

March 12, 2020 – no expiry1 

 

 

MB 

All businesses closed, except essential ones such as groceries, pharmacies, and restaurants and liquor dispensers that provide delivery and takeout. Full list here 

March 30, 2020 – no expiry 

Not more than 10 people except in healthcare/social services organisations, grocery stores, and public transportation facilities 

March 30, 2020 – no expiry 

 

 

NB 

Many businesses closed (although offices not closed), except essential businesses such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies etc. Full list here 

March 19, 2020 – no expiry 

Business owners must take measures to prevent gatherings of more than 10 people on their premises 

March 19, 2020 – no expiry 

Those returning to NB from national or international travel must self-isolate for 14 days, with exemptions 

March 20th, 2020 – no expiry 

All visitors who enter NB for social reasons or to make purchases will be turned away by peace officers; exceptions for those passing through for work or returning residents. Information about travel to be collected by peace officers. 

March 25th, 2020 – no expiry 

 

NL 

Many businesses closed (although offices not closed), except essential businesses such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies etc. Full list here 

March 23th, 2020 – no expiry 

No more than 10 people, with exemptions for the House of Assembly on March 26th only 

March 23th 2020 – no expiry 

Those returning to NL from national or international travel must self-isolate for 14 days 

March 23rd, 2020 – no expiry 

 

NN 

Public playgrounds; parks; and in-person cultural, religious, or spiritual gatherings closed/banned 

March 20, 2020 – no expiry 

All public gatherings of any size are banned, except in groceries stores, pharmacies, post offices, fuel and vehicle service stations, and govt-operated liquor and cannabis stores 

March 20, 2020 – no expiry 

Only Nunavut residents and critical workers will be allowed into Nunavut, and they must self-isolate before they enter the territory 

March 20, 2020 – no expiry 

No symptomatic persons may be allowed to board a flight to Nunavut 

March 20, 2020 – no expiry 

 

Those with coronavirus symptoms and who are under investigation for having the virus must self-isolate in their dwelling 

March 31, 2020 – no expiry 

NS 

Schools, daycares, residential facilities,  golf courses, dentist’s clinics, restaurants and liquor dispensers (except for takeout and delivery) closed 

Various start dates – no expiry 

All parks and beaches closed 

March 22nd, 2020 – no expiry 

 

No more than 5 people 

March 22nd, 2020 – no expiry 

 

Those returning to NS from national or international travel must self-isolate for 14 days, with varying time periods for date of return 

Various start dates – no expiry 

All persons entering NS will be “checked at the border” 

March 22nd, 2020– no expiry 

 

All meetings must be held by teleconference instead of in-person 

March 22nd, 2020- no expiry 

 

NWT 

 

 

Only NWT residents, critical workers and other exceptions such as essential workers will be allowed into NWT and they must self-isolate before they enter 

March 21, 2020 – no expiry 

 

ON 

All businesses and schools closed, except essential ones such as grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and liquor dispensers (except for takeout and delivery). Updated list here.  

March 24th, 2020 – Apr 7, 2020 

Outdoor amenities in parks closed, although trails and parks themselves not closed 

March 30th2020 – Apr 13, 2020 

 

No more than 5 people, with some exceptions 

March 30th, 2020 – no expiry 

 

Persons charged with violating an emergency order must identify themselves to officers as defined under the provincial offences act, which includes by-law enforcement officers. 

March 31st, 2020 – Apr 14th, 2020 

All persons with COVID or who are close to someone has COVID is subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine order 

Apr 1st, 2020 – June 24th, 2020 

 

PEI 

Non-essential businesses, schools, and daycares to close. Full list here.  

March 18th – no expiry 

 

Those returning to PEI from national or international travel must self-isolate for 14 days, with limited exceptions for workers in essential services. Orders for entry through Charlottetown airportConfederation Bridge, and Ferry 

March 21st – April 4th, 2020 

 

QC 

All businesses and schools closed, except essential ones such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, restaurant takeout etc. Full list heretourist accommodation closed 

March 25th, 2020 – April 13th, 2020 

Essential retailers such as grocery stores to extend hours of operation to fulfil customer needs, and all retail commercial establishments with exception such as pharmacies or takeout restaurants must close on Sunday 

March 30th2020 – 7th April 2020 

Indoor gatherings banned except in essential workplaces, stores such as groceries, and means of transportation; in these locations people must stand 2m apart. Outdoor gatherings of all sizes banned, unless social distancing of 2m maintained or if the people live together 

March 20th, 2020 – 7th April, 2020 

 

 

All public service employees and health care, education and daycare workers, both private and public, must self-isolate for 14 days if they have returned from international travel 

March 12th, 2020 – 7th April, 2020 

Police roadblocks set up in different regions of Quebec to only allow essential travel through 

March 30th, 2020 – 7th April, 2020 

 

Electoral polls cancelled 

March 14th, 2020 – 7th April, 2020 

Suspension of court orders that compel children to have direct contact with parents or grandparents 

March 19th, 2020 – 7th April, 2020 

Amendments to allow the health and social services sector to meet increased demand 

March 21st, 2020 – 7th April, 2020 

Amendments to allow redeployment of education, health, and social services personnel 

March 23st, 2020 – 7th April, 2020 

Various other measures; see Quebec orders page 

SK 

Many businesses closed or banned from providing customer-facing services except essential businesses such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies etc. Full list here 

March 26, 2020 – no expiry 

 

Not more than 10 people, with some exceptions 

March 26, 2020 – no expiry 

Those returning to SK from national or international travel must selfisolate for 14 days, with exemptions for essential workers 

March 20th, 2020 – no expiry 

 

YK 

All bars are closed 

March 22, 2020 – no expiry 

Restaurants close unless they can limit occupancy to less than 50 persons and space people 2 metres apart 

March 22, 2020 – March 26, 2020 

Restaurants to only offer takeout and delivery 

March 26, 2020 – no expiry 

 

Not more than 10 people 

Those returning to YK from national or international travel must self-isolate for 14 days