Updated instructions regarding clients’ or residents’ admission or return to a residence or rehabilitation centre are applicable to all residences and rehabilitation centres are applicable to all residences and rehabilitation centres.

Clients or residents considered protected and recovered

Clients or residents considered protected and recovered will be admitted WITHOUT preventive isolation. Moreover, no screening test is necessary.

Asymptomatic clients or residents

Asymptomatic clients or residents who:

  • have not been in contact with a person who has had COVID-19;
  • or have had a low or moderate exposure risk to a COVID-19 case:

will be admitted WITHOUT preventive isolation. Moreover, no screening test is necessary. However, their symptoms will be monitored for 14 days after their last contact or exposure.

Asymptomatic clients or residents who:

  • have been in close contact with a person who has had COVID-19; or
  • have had a high exposure risk in the community to a person who has COVID-19:

must self-isolate and do a screening test. The self-isolation period will depend on the person’s level of protection. Steps must be taken by the institution to prevent their physical, mental and cognitive deconditioning.

Clients or residents presenting with COVID-19 symptoms

 must do a screening test and remain in isolation while awaiting the test results. The test result will determine if the individual must remain in isolation.

Clients or residents who receive a positive COVID-19 test result and are considered

In all such cases, isolation is required upon the onset of symptoms or a positive test result in the case of asymptomatic clients or residents.