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CHSLDs, RIs for seniors and private seniors’ home (RPAs)

General instructions

Measures differ depending on whether there is an outbreak in the facility.

Informal Caregivers and visitors must :

  • present their vaccination passport and have the status "adequately protected", certain exceptions are foreseen :
    • a caregiver who cannot demonstrate that they are adequately protected can access the facility if they present proof of a negative result of a screening test for COVID-19 carried out for less than 72 hours;
  • Comply fully with the basic health instructions.
  • Wear a medical procedural mask in accordance with the current guidelines. This applies to all visitors over 2 years of age indoors, and when a physical distance cannot be maintained on the grounds.
  • During their visit in the facility, caregivers and visitors are no longer required to maintain physical distance or wear a mask in the room or rental unit or outside on the grounds of the residential facility. Wearing a mask and maintaining a physical distance of 2 metres is still mandatory in common areas (entrance, corridors, lounges, etc.) of the various residential facilities.
  • The same person may visit their loved one more than once during the same day.

In the event of a fire in an RPA, in an RI for seniors or in a CHSLD, additional measures must be put in place during the evacuation and at the gathering point (PDF 56 KB) This hyperlink will open in a new window. to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

CHSLDs and RIs for seniors

Facilities that do not have an outbreak

Visits

  • The maximum number of people allowed inside the facility corresponds to the instructions issued for the general public.
  • A maximum of 9 people allowed outside at the same time (depending on the capacity of the facility's grounds while observing physical distancing).

Outings to attend gatherings

Under the same conditions as for the general public.

Resident in isolation or facilities where there is an outbreak

Visits

  • 1 informal caregiver who is trained, identified and known to the facility is allowed per day, per resident.

Outings to attend gatherings

Outings to attend gatherings outside of the facility are not permitted.

Private seniors' homes

For private seniors’ homes, provide their contact information in the entry and exit management register so that they can be contacted promptly by a public health authority in the event of an outbreak. Anyone who refuses to provide this information will not be allowed to enter the facility.

Facilities that do not have an outbreak

Visits

  • The maximum number of people allowed inside and outside of the facility corresponds to the instructions issued for the general public.
  • Fully protected residents can spend time together inside their rental units. For more information, visit the page People adequately protected against COVID-19.

Fully protected residents are no longer required to follow recommendations for distancing and wearing a mask or face covering at a private gathering in their rental unit and in common areas. For other residents, masks are still recommended inside their rental unit, unless they can maintain 2-metre physical distancing.

Outings to attend gatherings

Under the same conditions as for the general public.

Dining rooms

Under the same conditions as for the general public.

Due to greater epidemiological risk, RPAs in the following regions are subject to special guidelines.

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent. Specifically the following RMC :
    • La Matapédia;
       
  • Chaudières-Appalaches. Specifically the following RMC:
    • Des Appalaches,
    • Beauce-Sartigan,
    • Bellechasse,
    • Nouvelle-Beauce,
    • Robert-Cliche,
    • Des Etchemins;
  • Estrie
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Laval
  • Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec
  • Montérégie
  • Montreal
  • Outaouais

Residents must wear masks when moving about and when using the elevator and indoor common areas. Residents who are adequately protected can participate in activities and social gatherings in indoor common areas without having to maintain 2 metre physical distancing, but mask wearing remains mandatory.

Lastly, in RPAs with a suspected case or an outbreak, additional measures apply to limit the spread.

Resident in isolation or facilities where there is an outbreak

Visits

  • 1 informal caregiver who is trained, identified and known to the facility per day, per resident.

Outings to attend gatherings

Outings to attend gatherings are not permitted.

Last update: November 23, 2021

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Information on the website in no way replaces the opinion of a health professional. If you have questions concerning your health status, consult a professional.

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