COVID-19 – Self-Isolation
Last Reviewed/Updated: December 30, 2021
Self-isolation means staying at home and avoiding situations where you could come in contact with others. Do not leave the house unless to seek medical attention or to get tested for COVID-19.
*Please be advised that some of the information on this page may be out of date. PPH will be working on updates shortly after the December 30 provincial announcement.
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Who is required to self-isolate and for how long?
What is a Section 22 Class Order?
Self-isolation After Travel
How long do I need to self-isolate for?
What to do during self-isolation?
Please self-isolate if you:
- Have symptoms of COVID-19
- Have symptoms of COVID-19 and are awaiting test results
- Have recently tested positive for COVID-19
- Have been notified by Public Health to self-isolate.
- Have come into close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 10 days and you are not fully immunized
- Have come into close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case, and are immunocompromised, hospitalized, or live in a high-risk congregate setting – regardless of your vaccination status
- Are a household member of someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 and is awaiting test results OR tested positive – regardless of your vaccination status
*If you have tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), please seek PCR confirmatory testing if eligible (find testing information here COVID-19: Testing). While awaiting testing, please isolate and have your contacts follow the guidance here COVID-19: Case and Contact Guidance. If you have symptoms or test positive, please notify your household members and close contacts. Refer them to the resources at COVID-19: Case and Contact Guidance.
- The Class Order requires certain individuals to self-isolate to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Requires individuals to disclose requested information to Peterborough Public Health investigators to facilitate case and contact management
- Failure to comply with the Class Order may result in an individual being charged a set fine of $750.00, or up to $5,000 for each day that the offence occurs, on conviction.
Within Peterborough Region, there is additional instruction on the information: Peterborough Public Health Section 22 Class Order – Mandatory self-isolation
- Self-isolation is also mandatory for any returning international travelers, for 14 days from when you arrived in Canada, even if you receive a negative test result during this 14-day period.
- Individuals that are fully vaccinated are able to submit proof to the ArriveCAN App. If approved by a border agent, self-isolation may not be required. More information can be found at Quarantine Act Hotline at 1-833-784-4397, or call Canada Border Services Agency at 1-800-461-9999
- There are different travel restrictions and exemptions when moving between or within some provinces and territories. Always check what the restrictions of your destination and for local information click here.
For more information on travel restrictions and exemptions: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid
Residents of Peterborough City, County, Curve Lake First Nation, and Hiawatha First Nation who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, will be contacted by Public Health and informed about the length of time you are required to self-isolate.
- Eat as well as you can
- Keep physically active but you must remain on your own property.
- Stay connected. Remain reachable by public health
- Maintain a sleep routine
- Support children who are self-Isolating
- Monitor your use of alcohol, cannabis, or other substances
- Healthy Eating during COVID-19
- City of Peterborough Food Support
- Grocery Store and Pharmacy – Hours and Delivery Options
- Physical Activity at Home
- Keeping Social Despite the Distance
- Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for parents
- COVID-19 – Supports for Mental Health & Substance Use
Once you have been discharged by Public Health, you are free to rejoin regular activities (work, school, other). Continue following public health measures to stay safe. This includes wearing a well-fitted mask, washing your hands often, self-monitoring for symptoms and receive your COVID–19 vaccine when eligible.
- COVID-19: Case and Contact Guidance.
- COVID Protocol – Child Did Not Pass Screening
- COVID Protocol – Student Return to School Child Care
- Guidance for Children Staff – High Risk Contacts
- You’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, now what?
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