Instructions are updated when there is an admission or return to a seniors’ residence (residential and long-term care centres (CHSLD), private seniors’ residences (RPA), intermediate resources (RI)) admitting users or residents from a hospital centre, rehabilitation centre or the community. These guidelines follow the advice of the Institut national de Santé publique issued on June 1, 2021 regarding case and contact management in the community.

User or resident who has not been in contact with a person who had COVID-19

  • If the user or resident does not present any symptoms of COVID-19, the individual will be admitted to a cold zone in a residence WITHOUT preventive isolation. Moreover, no screening test is necessary. However, the symptoms of the user or resident will be monitored for 14 days.
  • If the user or resident presents symptoms of COVID-19, the individual must be administered a screening test and will remain in isolation while awaiting the test results. The test result will determine if the individual must remain in isolation.

User or resident who has been in contact with a person who had COVID-19

Any user or resident who has been in contact with a person who had COVID-19 must be administered a screening test.

Depending on the test result, the residence will carry out an analysis based on various considerations, including: COVID-19 symptoms and the individual’s level of protection (for example, if the user or resident has received a second vaccine dose in the past 7 days) to determine whether isolation is necessary.

User or resident who received a positive COVID-19 test result

In all such cases, isolation is required.