At this time, we are advising against travel outside of the Timiskaming district and strongly advising against travel to an area with more active cases of COVID-19.
Travel increases the chance of getting COVID-19 and spreading it in our community. No one wants to be the person who gives COVID-19 to their family and friends. Local cases have been linked to travel within the province and within Canada.
Remember: the safest option is staying home.
If you need to travel:
- Do not travel if you are sick.
- Avoid travel to high-risk areas. Before you go, check the province’s COVID-19 framework to determine risks and restrictions in the district you intend to travel to.
- Self-isolate for 14 days when you return home, if possible. If you cannot self-isolate, then self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, self-isolate immediately and call your local Assessment Centre for screening and testing arrangements.
- During your trip, follow public health guidelines. Keep a physical distance of 2 meters, wear a mask when physical distancing isn’t possible, wash your hands frequently, and clean frequently-touched surfaces.
If you are returning to Timiskaming or if you are visiting the area, we recommend taking the following additional precautions:
- Self-quarantining or drastically reducing close contact with others for 14 days before coming home.
- Upon arriving home, limit close contact with others, especially seniors and individuals who are immunocompromised or have underlying medical conditions.
- Households with an out-of-Timiskaming visitor should avoid gathering indoors with others.
For more information, see Welcome Home. Stay Home.
International travellers can find for more information here.