Depending on their conditions or the type of facility people live in, they must follow special measures. These extraordinary measures are intended to contain the spread of COVID‑19.

Whatever their situation, when people return to their facility, all infection prevention and control measures must be rigorously applied.

In the event of a fire in a RPA private seniors’ residence, an intermediate resource, a family-type resource or a CHSLD, additional measures must be put in place during the evacuation and at the gathering point (PDF 64 Kb) to prevent the spread of COVID‑19.

Visitor restrictions

Non-essential visits to hospitals, CHSLDs, certain intermediate resources and family-type resources and RPA are prohibited.

CHSLD

A mandatory lockdown is in place for anyone who lives in a CHSLD, whatever their age. The mandatory lockdown is lifted temporarily for people who, for example, have to go out for health care or an essential health-related service or for humanitarian reasons.

Residents who do not have confirmed or suspected COVID‑19 may go outside, on the CHSLD grounds, if the conditions that apply inside the CHSLD are also respected outside the CHSLD. These conditions are described in the Health recommendations for everyone section and concern, for instance, physical distancing and compliance with infection prevention and control measures.

Assistance and support provided by informal caregivers

Informal caregivers can provide assistance or significant support to a person who is living in a CHSLD provided they comply with specific conditions. These conditions and other information are presented on the page Informal and family caregivers during the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic.

Intermediate resources and family-type resources

Clients in the Support for the Autonomy of Seniors program that is managed by intermediate resources and family-type resources may only go out for health care or an essential health-related service or for humanitarian reasons.

Clients in the Support for the Autonomy of Seniors program that is managed by intermediate resources and family-type resources who do not have confirmed or suspected COVID‑19 may go outside under supervision. They must, however, follow the Health recommendations for everyone, including physical distancing and compliance with infection prevention and control measures.

Clients in other programs must comply with a variety of different conditions that institutions (CISSS‑CIUSSS) and those in charge of intermediate resources and family-type resources are aware of.

Assistance and support provided by informal caregivers

Informal caregivers can provide assistance or significant support to a person who is living in an intermediate resource or family-type resource provided they comply with specific conditions. These conditions and other information are presented on the page Informal and family caregivers during the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic.

RPA Private seniors’ residences

Whatever their age, residents in RPA must follow the instructions on the Instructions and directives page.

It is vital that residents follow the health recommendations for everyone at all times.

They may, for example, go out under supervision, meet a loved one outside, go to essential stores or play golf.

Assistance and support provided by informal caregivers

Informal caregivers can provide assistance or significant support to a person who is living in a RPA provided they comply with specific conditions. These conditions and other information are presented on the page Informal and family caregivers during the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic.