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Nunavut COVID-19 Case Update

March 22, 2022

Total tests Total confirmed cases Total active cases Total recovered cases

Deaths

Total persons vaccinated with at least one dose in Nunavut Total persons vaccinated with two doses in Nunavut Total persons vaccinated with three doses in Nunavut
38,188 3,400 217 3,178 5 33,415 28,720 14,257


*Please note: These numbers change frequently. Every effort is made to keep this information up-to-date and complete but it may not reflect all persons followed or tested.

** Starting 17 Jan 2022, confirmed cases include those meeting the revised Nunavut case definitions. This includes COVID-19 cases detected either by a confirmatory (PCR) or a presumptive (rapid) test.

***There may be a delay reporting attribution and statistics from cases acquired in Southern Canada. 12 cases that were detected out of territory have been attributed to Nunavut. This includes 3 deaths. Not all NU residents with COVID-19 detected out of territory will be attributed to Nunavut.

****Total vaccine doses administered is updated as regularly as possible but might be lower than the actual count.

The Government of Nunavut is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation nationally and globally.

NU COVID-19 Case Statistics

March 22, 2022

Community Covid-19 status Time period Confirmed COVID-19 cases (yesterday)  Confirmed COVID-19 cases (today) Change in case count +/- from previous day Total recovered Change from yesterday (recoveries) Total active cases

Clyde River

Ongoing

Since 18 - Feb 2022

10 15 5 7 0 8

Arctic Bay

Ongoing

Since 12 - Feb 2022

7 10 3 3 1 7

Resolute Bay

Ongoing

Since 8 - Feb 2022

16 16 0 16 0 0

Kuglukktuk

Ongoing

Since 23 - Jan 2022

78 89 11 51 14 38

Kimmirut

Ongoing

Since 22 - Jan 2022

3 3 0 3 0 0

Naujaat

Ongoing

Since 15 - Jan 2022

90 93 3 88 15 5

Kugaaruk

Ongoing

Since 14 - Jan 2022

111 118 7 90 9 28

Gjoa Haven

Ongoing

Since 14 - Jan 2022

78 80 2 66 12 14

Taloyoak

Ongoing

Since 11 - Jan 2022

105 106 1 104 2 2

Coral Harbour

Ongoing

Since 9 - Jan 2022

76 77 1 73 2 4

Whale Cove

Ongoing

Since 7 - Jan 2022

20 20 0 19 0 0

Sanikiluaq

Ongoing

Since 4 - Jan 2022

56 59 3 56 0 3

Kinngait

Ongoing

Since 2 - Jan 2022

101 103 2 98 0 5

Pond Inlet

Ongoing

Since 1 - Jan 2022

94 94 0 93 26 1

Chesterfield Inlet 

Ongoing

Since 1 - Jan 2022

8 10 2 8 1 2

Cambridge Bay

Ongoing

Since 30 - Dec 2021

148 151 3 142 1 9

Igloolik

Ongoing

Since 29 - Dec 2021

225 228 3 218 4 10

Baker Lake

Ongoing

Since 29 - Dec 2021

160 162 2 155 4 7

Arviat

Ongoing

Since 29 - Dec 2021

136 136 0 136 0 0

Sanirajak

Ongoing

Since 29 - Dec 2021

77 77 0 75 0 2

Qikiqtarjuaq

Ongoing

Since 28 - Dec 2021

39 39 0 37 0 2

Rankin Inlet

Ongoing

Since 23 - Dec 2021

280 283 3 278 29 5

Pangnirtung

Ongoing

Since 23 - Dec 2021

79 82 3 73 0 9

Iqaluit

Ongoing

Since 04 - Dec 2021

661

676 15 620 42 56

Coral Harbour

Over

Since 29 - Sept 2021

11

11 0 11 0 0

Kugluktuk

Over

Since 21 - Sept 2021

1

0 0 1 0 0

Iqaluit

Over

Since 13 - Sept 2021

1 0 0 1 0 0

Kinngait

Over

Since 19 - Sept 2021

3 0 0 3 0 0

Iqaluit

Over

Apr 2021 - Jul 2021

253 253 0 253 0 0
Kinngait Over Apr 2021 - Jun 2021 7 7 0 7 0 0
Rankin Inlet Over

Apr 2021 - May 2021

2 2 0 2 0 0
Arviat Over Nov 2020 - Apr 2021 339 339 0 338 1 0
Whale Cove Over

Nov 2020 - Feb 2021

23 23 0 23 0 0
Rankin Inlet Over

Nov 2020 - Dec 2020

19 19 0 19 0 0
Sanikiluaq Over Nov 2020 - Dec 2020 2 2 0 2 0 0
Total     2,561 2,592 31 2,190 0 401

Travel and Isolation

Travel Ban

Prior to boarding a plane into the territory, residents will undergo a mandatory 14-day isolation period in either Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton or Yellowknife. At the end of the 14 days, asymptomatic residents will be cleared and provided a letter signed by the Chief Public Health Officer allowing them to return to their home community.

This also includes medical travel patients.

Common Travel Areas:

As of Monday, June 15, 2020, a Common Travel Area has been established between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

A second Common Travel Area was established between Nunavut and Churchill, Manitoba on July 13, 2020.

The common travel areas apply to air and land travel and exempts travellers from isolation requirements when travelling between Nunavut and the NWT or Nunavut and Churchill Manitoba under certain conditions: 

  • Travel must originate from Nunavut to the NWT/Churchill or from the NWT/Churchill to Nunavut.
  • Travellers have not been outside the Common Travel Areas for 2 weeks prior to their travel to NWT, Churchill or NU.
  • Travellers remain in the Common Travel Area for the duration of their stay.

For example, if a Nunavut resident chooses to travel to the Northwest Territories or Churchill, they need to have been in Nunavut for at least 14 full days before their travel, and once they are in the Northwest Territories or Churchill they cannot travel anywhere else, except back to Nunavut.

Passengers travelling on scheduled flights between the Kitikmeot Region and any other part of Nunavut containing a stopover or change of aircraft in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, are exempt from the requirement to produce the proof of authorization. 

Isolation Intake and Return Travel Overview

Individuals who are required to complete 14 days of isolation before returning to Nunavut will be allowed to check-in for isolation on the days below:

Location

Check-In Days
Ottawa

Monday - Wednesday - Thursday

Winnipeg Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
Yellowknife

Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday

Edmonton Monday - Tuesday  - Wednesday - Thursday

The isolation check-in days have been limited to the days above to align with the airlines return travel dates and optimise the isolation departure process. Exceptions will be made to allow guests to check-in on dates other than those stated above on a case by case basis.

Face covering requirements for air travellers

The Government of Canada is requiring that all passengers wear a non-medical mask or face covering large enough to cover their mouth and nose during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight. Wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is an important additional measure that all passengers can take to protect those around them.

Customers who do not have a mandatory face covering will not be allowed to travel. 

Masks must be made from at least two layers of tightly woven fabric, must be clean and dry, and must fully cover the nose and mouth.

Please note that the following masks that will not be accepted, as they do not limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Non-medical masks with an exhalation valve or vent.
  • Non-medical masks made with mesh or lace fabric.
  • Masks that are moist, dirty or damaged.
  • Neck gaiters.
  • Bandanas.
  • Face shields.

Support for Income & Disability Assistance

Due to COVID-19, new emergency measures are in place to ensure that people on income or disability assistance and low-income seniors, do not encounter additional barriers.

Income & Disability Assistance

If you are not receiving federal Employment Insurance (EI) or the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and are on:

  • Income Assistance
  • Disability Assistance
  • Comforts Allowance
  • BC Senior's Supplement

You will automatically receive a $300 supplement on your cheques issued in April, May, and June. No action is required on your part.

If you are receiving federal EI or the CERB and receiving:

  • Income Assistance
  • Disability Assistance

You will not be eligible for the $300 supplement. 

CERB and EI are temporarily exempt, meaning they will have no effect on your regular Income Assistance or Disability Assistance.

BC Bus Pass Program

If you are on Disability Assistance and receiving the BC Bus Pass:

  • There is a current province-wide suspension of BC Transit and Translink bus fares
  • You will automatically receive the $52 Transportation Supplement on your cheque starting in April
  • This will continue for as long as BC Transit and Translink are suspending fares
  • No action is required on your part. Your bus pass will not be cancelled and will remain active for use on Sky Train and Sea Bus services. You will not need to re-apply once fares are re-instated
  • For people already receiving the Transportation Supplement of $52, there is no change and no action is required on your part

Receiving payments

Direct Deposit is a safe and dependable way to receive payments. Money is deposited directly to your Bank or Credit Union account. You have immediate access to your money.

Accessing Service

If you have documents to submit, you can mail them or phone 1-866-866-0800 to discuss options.

To avoid coming into an office, access services by phone.

Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) is also available:

  • Vancouver: 604-775-0303
  • Elsewhere in BC: 1-800-661-8773

Office Health & Safety

Changes to in-person services are in place due to COVID-19. To protect the health of our citizens and employees, we are:

  • Supporting physical distancing in our offices through signage, temporary shields and visual cues
  • Enhancing the cleaning services in our waiting areas
  • Posting information about proper hygiene practices and health precautions

Violation tickets for unsafe COVID-19 behaviour

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and gatherings are suspended until February 5, 2021, unless they have an exemption. People and businesses can be issued a violation ticket of either $230 or $2,300 for non-compliance. 

Strengthening enforcement measures

As of December 16, 2020, the Province has strengthened enforcement of COVID-19 public health orders by:

  • Enhancing safety inspections with increased in-person inspections with WorkSafe BC, specifically in workplaces where COVID-19 transmission is occurring
  • Sending unpaid and overdue COVID-19 violation tickets directly to collections
  • Adding resources to help police and law-enforcement with COVID-19 enforcement

Violation tickets for individuals

Mask requirements in public indoor settings

Subject to a $230 violation ticket if you:

  • Do not wear a mask in an indoor public setting, unless you are exempt
  • Refuse to comply with the direction of an enforcement officer, including the direction to leave the space
  • Engage in abusive or belligerent behaviour in relation to the face coverings order

On a party bus or limousine

Subject to a $230 violation ticket if you:

  • Are a passenger on a party bus or limousine

At an event or gathering

Subject to a $230 violation ticket if you:

  • Attend a non-compliant event or gathering
  • Encourage other people to attend a gathering or event unless it has an exemption
  • Refuse to comply with the direction of an enforcement officer, including the direction to leave or disperse from the event or gathering
  • Engage in abusive or belligerent behaviour in relation to the order

At a restaurant or bar

Subject to a $230 violation ticket if you:

  • Consume alcohol at a licensed premise after 11:00 pm 
  • Engage in abusive behaviour towards a restaurant or bar employee in relation to the PHO orders

Violation tickets for temporarily prohibited or restricted businesses

$2,300 violation tickets can also be issued to people who operate a retail business or episodic market that is prohibited by the PHO or subject to conditions.

Review the prohibitions, conditions and exceptions for:

  • Party buses
  • Limousines
  • Perimeter seating vehicles
  • Retail business
  • Episodic markets

Individuals can receive a $230 ticket for being a passenger on a party bus or limo in violation of the applicable prohibitions or conditions; or attending a non-compliant retail business or episodic market.

Violation tickets for food and liquor serving premises

Violation tickets of $2,300 can be issued to owners, operators and event organizers. They are subject to a fine if:

  • A nightclub does not cease to operate as a nightclub
  • Background music or other background sounds, such as from televisions is louder than the volume of normal conversation
  • Liquor is served outside the hours of 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, even if the establishment provides a full meal service
  • If an establishment does not provide full meal service, does not close by 11:00 pm with all patrons having vacated the premises
  • Liquor is consumed on premises by owners, operators or staff after 11:00 pm

How tickets are given out

Violation tickets can be issued by: 

  • Police officers
  • Community safety unit
  • Liquor and cannabis inspectors
  • Gaming investigators
  • Conservation officers

WorkSafeBC investigators will assist through their existing authorities and tools.

If violation tickets do not act as a deterrent, or in cases of particularly egregious contraventions or for repeat offenders, police can recommend changers in relation to the offence. On conviction, judicial penalties of up to $10,000 and/or one year in prison may be imposed. 

Reporting possible violations

To report concerns around PHO order violations by event organizers, venues or individuals, contact your local government’s bylaw office.

  • Local bylaw officers can help follow up on concerns, and engage police departments and WorkSafeBC as necessary

If you are unable to reach a local bylaw office, contact your local police department’s non-emergency line.

  • Calling 9-1-1 is only appropriate in serious situations

Paying or disputing a ticket

You have 30 days from the date the ticket was issued to either pay or dispute the ticket. This is consistent with other violation tickets, such as traffic tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act. 

ICBC sends unpaid files directly to collections as soon as the initial 30-day payment or dispute period ends, or an offender is found guilty in court.

Dispute a ticket

You have up to 30 days to dispute a violation ticket. This is the usual process and has not changed.

  • Information on how to dispute a ticket is written on the ticket

Refusal to pay

If you refuse to pay the fine but don't dispute the ticket, after 30 days you are considered to have pleaded guilty and your file will be sent directly to collections.

  • If you can’t afford to pay the fine, you can dispute the fine amount. This dispute will be adjudicated by the courts

Health and health services

  • All health care providers, health service providers, support staff and ancillary services within a healthcare, mental health, or addictions treatment setting
  • Individuals, agencies and organizations that support the delivery of healthcare, mental health, or addictions services
  • Blood and plasma donation services including:
    • Collection
    • Production
    • Distribution
    • Diagnostics and laboratory testing
    • Related goods and services

Law enforcement, public safety, first responders and emergency response personnel

  • First responders, including:
    • Police
    • Fire
    • Paramedics
  • Services providing for public safety, including:
    • First aid
    • Corrections and detainment facilities
    • Park rangers
    • Conservation officers
    • Security and protective services
    • Court services
    • Bylaw enforcement
    • Communications and dispatching support for first responders
  • Volunteers, such as:
    • Search-and-rescue
    • Those engaged in other public safety duties
  • Public sector workers for peace, order, and good government
  • Employees of contracted service providers in these fields, including:
    • Maintenance of technical infrastructure to support this work and compliance with health and public safety orders
  • Businesses that provide support to police, correctional services, and first responders
  • The Department of National Defence (DND) and its employers
  • The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and its personnel
  • Persons or entities contracted by DND or CAF in support of the defence mandate
  • Operations and services that support the Canadian Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Emergency management personnel at local, regional, provincial levels, and federal levels, including contracted emergency management personnel

Vulnerable population service providers

  • Businesses, government and non-profits that provide care, food, shelter, social, and support services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals including seniors, children, or individuals with disabilities, such as:
    • Service delivery staff who provide access to income and disability assistance and supports
    • Foodbanks
    • Community kitchens
    • Voluntary and community service providers
    • Substance use and addictions services, including:
      • Overdose prevention sites
      • Licensed and registered treatment and recovery facilities
    • Transitional, social and supportive housing
    • Residential and care facilities
    • Single room occupancy housing
  • Community services and outreach for immigrant, refugees, vulnerable populations and non-market housing
  • School and other entities that provide free food services to students or members of the public
  • Child care services for essential workers
  • Home child care services of less than six children
  • Caregivers for children in care and out of care
  • Businesses that sell, rent or repair assistive/mobility/medical devices, aids and/or supplies, or other products/services that support the health sector, including mental health and addictions/counselling supports
  • Public washrooms and hygiene facilities (toilets, handwash, showers) for unsheltered persons
  • Parks and greenspace for public health and sheltering for unsheltered persons

Critical infrastructure

  • Critical infrastructure service providers, including:
    • Drilling and production
    • Refineries
    • Laboratories
    • Processing
    • Treatment and completion facilities
    • Utilities
    • Transportation
    • Distribution
    • Digital systems infrastructure
    • Transmission stations
    • Storage facilities
    • All of the required support, operations and staff critical in supporting:
      • Electricity
      • Drinking water
      • Waste water
      • Drainage
      • Steam
      • Alternative energy production
      • Chemical and industrial gas
      • Waste and hazardous waste/material management
      • Industrial recycling
      • Oil and natural and propane gas
      • Fuel, petroleum, crude oil and other fuel sources such as heating oil and wood pellets
  • Gas stations, diesel, propane and heating fuel providers including providers of motor vehicle, aircraft and water/marine fuels, and providers of charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of aggregates to support critical infrastructure repairs and emergency response requirements (e.g. sandbags, armour stone barriers, etc.)

Food and agriculture service providers

  • Food cultivation, including:
    • Farming
    • Livestock
    • Hunting
    • Aquaculture and fishing
    • Community gardens and subsistence agriculture
  • Businesses that support the food supply chain, including:
    • Seed
    • Fertilizer
    • Pesticides
    • Farm machinery sales and maintenance
  • Food processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation and distribution of foods, feed products and beverages
  • Workers essential to maintain or repair equipment in food processing and distribution centres
  • Workers, including Temporary Foreign Workers, to support agricultural operations to enhance food security
  • Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food
  • Inspection services and associated regulatory and government workforce and supporting businesses required for:
    • Slaughter, rendering, and processing of animals
    • Dairy production
    • Food safety
  • Businesses that provide for the health and welfare of animals, including:
    • Veterinarians
    • Farms
    • Boarding kennels
    • Stables
    • Animal shelters
    • Zoos
    • Aquariums
    • Research facilities
    • Other service providers

Retail

  • Grocery stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Other establishments engaged in the retail sale or provision of food
  • Pet or livestock supply
  • Liquor
  • Cannabis (including producers)
  • Other household consumer products, such as cleaning and personal care products
  • Stores that sell groceries and also sell other non-grocery products, and products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential daily operation of residences, such as:
    • Home supply
    • Hardware
    • Building material stores
    • Pawn brokers
    • Garden centres and nurseries
  • Stores that sell supplies that ensure the safety of essential workers, such as:
    • Appropriate footwear
    • High-visibility clothing
    • Hardhats

Transportation

  • Supply chain services needed to supply goods for societal functioning, including:
    • Cooling
    • Storing
    • Packaging
    • Transportation
    • Warehousing
    • Distribution
  • Workers who support the maintenance and operation of cargo through air, marine, rail and trucking transportation services, including:
    • Crews, maintenance, operations and other facilities workers
  • Services to support and enable transportation, including highway, road, bridge maintenance and repair
  • Services to respond to emergencies impacting transportation routes
  • Employees who build, repair, maintain and overhaul vehicles, aircraft and parts, rail equipment, marine vessels, bicycles and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengers, as well as vehicle rentals and leasing, including land, air, and marine vessels engaged in national defence
  • Services and facilities that facilitate the interprovincial and intra-provincial transportation of essential supplies, personnel and services, including:
    • Port/waterfront operations
    • Road
    • Air
    • Rail operations
    • Commercial vehicle safety enforcement
    • Truck scales
    • Commercial vehicle inspection stations
    • Brokerages
    • Vehicle towing
    • Commercial cardlock fuel providers
    • Truck and rest stops
  • Private and public transportation services, such as:
    • Buses
    • Trains
    • Taxis
    • Car-share programs
    • Ride-hailing
    • Aircraft
    • Marine vessels

Industry and manufacturing

  • Businesses that extract, manufacture, process and distribute goods, products, equipment and materials, necessary for the continued and immediate operation of other essential infrastructure and businesses, including businesses that manufacture inputs to other manufacturers (e.g. primary metal/steel, blow molding, component manufacturers, chemicals, etc. that feed the end-product manufacturer)
  • Businesses that manufacture and distribute packaging materials, pallets, crates, containers, and other supplies needed to support manufacturing, packaging staging and distribution operations
  • Businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of primary and value-added forestry/silviculture products (lumber, pulp, paper, wood fuel, etc.), including reforestation operations and tree-and forest-maintenance services
  • Businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of mining materials and products (e.g. metals such as copper, nickel and gold) and that support supply chains including mining operations, production and processing; mineral exploration and development; and mining supply and services that support supply chains in the mining industry including maintenance of operations, health and safety

Sanitation

  • Cleaning services necessary to provide and maintain disinfection
  • Manufacturing of sanitary products, including:
    • Household paper products
    • Chemicals
    • Microelectronics/semi-conductor
  • Companies that are able to retrofit their production facilities to produce goods/services that can be used to address critical shortages of sanitary and protective goods
  • Businesses that support environmental management/monitoring and spill clean-up and response, including:
    • Environmental consulting firms
    • Professional engineers and geoscientists
    • Septics haulers
    • Well drillers
    • Pesticides applicators
    • Pest exterminators
    • Management of industrial sewage/effluent (e.g. for mining operations), and environmental laboratories
  • Vegetation management crews and traffic workers who support environmental remediation/monitoring, and who respond to environmental emergencies
  • Waste (garbage and organics) and recycling collection, processing, and disposal
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers

Communications and information technology

  • Facilities and workers maintaining IT and communications infrastructure for:
    • Privately owned and maintained communication systems and/or networks
    • Medical facilities
    • Governments facilities
    • Emergency response and command agencies
    • Energy and utilities
    • Banks and financial institutions
    • Employees working from home and other remote operations of business
    • Other critical infrastructure categories and personnel, including managing information and cyber-security incidents
  • Newspapers, television, radio, call centres, online news outlets and other media services
  • IT, radio, cable providers, and telecommunications services, including:
    • Phone, internet, wireless communications and data centres
    • Satellite operations
    • Undersea cable landing stations
    • Internet Exchange Points
    • Manufacturers and distributors of communications equipment
  • Workers responding to cyber incidents involving essential services
  • Businesses engaged in e-commerce

Financial institutions

  • Banks and their branches
  • Credit unions
  • Related financial institutions
  • Workers who support security and technical operations supporting financial institutions
  • Capital markets, including:
    • The Columbia Securities Commission
    • Self regulatory organizations
    • Exchanges
    • Clearing agencies
    • Pension funds
    • Financial dealers and advisers
    • Investment fund managers
  • Services related to bankruptcy/credit restructuring and non-bank sources of capital, including:
    • Cheque-cashing outlets
    • Money sending and money remittance services
    • Currency exchange services
    • Pawn brokers
  • Accounting, payroll, and insurance providers
  • Insurance assessment and adjudication providers

Other non-health essential service providers

  • Coroners and workers performing mortuary services, including:
    • Funeral homes
    • Crematoriums
    • Cemeteries
    • Workers supporting the appropriate handling, identification, storage, transportation, and certification of human remains
  • Translation services, legal services, human resources, communications, security, procurement, and real estate operations that support the customer and internal company networks
  • Plumbers, electricians, elevator maintenance providers, property management services, building systems maintenance and repair technicians, engineers, fire safety and sprinkler systems, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and daily essential operation of residences, commercial buildings, and ski area infrastructure and facilities
  • Construction work, construction firms, skilled trades, and professionals, and; construction and light industrial machinery and equipment rental
  • Educational institutions—including public and private K-12 schools, and public post secondary institutions—for purposes of facilitating remote learning or performing essential functions, including services that are needed to ensure the safety, security, welfare, integrity and health of the community, property and research and certain operational and contractual activities
  • Postal services including both public and private mailing, shipping, logistics, courier, delivery services, and post office boxes
  • All government (local, regional, provincial, federal) functions or services, including where these functions or services are provided by agencies, crown corporations, contractors or service providers, and government owned or leased buildings
  • Meteorologist services
  • Professional services including:
    • Lawyers and paralegals
    • Engineers
    • Accountants
    • Translators
    • Self-regulating and regulatory bodies
  • Land registration services, and real estate agent services
  • Businesses providing staffing services, including temporary labour services
  • Hotels and places of accommodation, including RV parks and campgrounds
  • Activities of the Consulate General and support staff and landlords of buildings where the consulates are located and those who guarantee access to consular offices as well as the operation of the consular offices
  • Provision of public services that support the safe operation of regulated businesses and support those businesses to meet other regulatory requirements
  • Workers who provide or support inspections to ensure worksites are safe for workers; and who investigate, process and manage claims for workplace accidents, including services related to the care, treatment and provision of workers’ compensation benefits to those impacted
  • Storage for essential businesses

Essential services regulation

The Ministerial Order creating the essential services list has been repealed and replaced by Regulation 204/2020. The regulation prescribes the following acts in respect of which protection from civil proceedings is available:

  • The operation or provision of an essential service (as defined by Regulation 204/2020)
  • An activity that has the purpose of benefiting the community or any aspect of the community, including in relation to:
    • The relief of poverty
    • The advancement of education or religion
    • The promotion of health
    • The protection of the environment
    • The provision of services to a vulnerable or disadvantaged person or group
    • The provision of community recreation or leisure activities
  • An activity, including a business, that is carried on for direct or indirect gain or profit

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