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Completing the Resident Self-Isolation Plan

Last modified: 
04/21/2021 - 11:43

Who must complete the resident self-isolation plan?

  • Returning NWT Residents
  • New Residents
  • Those requesting compassionate, exception and family reunification exemptions
  • Those in transit in the NWT for over 12 hour

Completing and submitting the self-isolation plan is mandatory and can be enforced by public health officers.

Fully vaccinated individuals and household members are eligible for shortened self-isolation, but still must complete and submit a self-isolation plan. For more information about self-isolation for vaccinated individuals or household members see Self-Isolation for Vaccinated Individuals.


Completing the Resident Self-Isolation Plan

Returning Residents

  1. Please complete and have an approved resident self-isolation plan before returning to the NWT. This can be done through Protect NWT or online.
  2. After arriving in the NWT, you will be required to complete a symptom check on your 2nd, 6th, 10th and 14th days of mandatory self-isolation.   You have three options for completing your mandatory symptom checks:
    1. Over the telephone with a representative from Statistics Canada who will contact you directly
    2. By calling 8-1-1 and completing it with a ProtectNWT representative
    3. Online – you will receive an email with a link to the website

New Residents (includes new students and anyone planning on becoming a resident)

  1. Before you come to the NWT, complete and submit the resident self-isolation plan online at least 2 weeks in advance. You may not be able to travel within the NWT without an approved plan.
  2. Provide appropriate documentation to protectnwt@gov.nt.ca  that shows you are planning to become a resident. This can include:
  3. After arriving in the NWT, you will be required to complete a symptom check on your 2nd, 6th, 10th and 14th days of mandatory self-isolation.   You have three options for completing your mandatory symptom checks:
    1. Over the telephone with a representative from Statistics Canada who will contact you directly
    2. By calling 8-1-1 and completing it with a ProtectNWT representative
    3. Online – you will receive an email with a link to the website

Persons requesting compassionate, exception and family reunification exemptions

  1. Before you come to the NWT, contact Protect NWT at 1-833-378-8297 or email protectnwt@gov.nt.ca.
  2. Explain your situation – you must be able to provide documentation to support your request.
  3. Complete and submit the resident self-isolation plan online at least 2 weeks in advance. You may not be able to travel within the NWT without an approved plan.
  4. The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer will evaluate your request, review provided documentation, and take into consideration a public health risk assessment of the circumstance.
  5. You will be notified if your request has been approved or not.

Persons in transit in the NWT for over 12 hours

  1. Complete and submit the resident self-isolation plan online before, at, or at the latest 24 hours of arriving in the NWT.
  2. After arriving in the NWT, you will be required to complete a symptom check on your 2nd, 6th, 10th and 14th days of mandatory self-isolation.   You have three options for completing your mandatory symptom checks:
    1. Over the telephone with a representative from Statistics Canada who will contact you directly
    2. By calling 8-1-1 and completing it with a ProtectNWT representative
    3. Online – you will receive an email with a link to the website

Public health officials will review and follow up with you about your self-isolation plan. If you need assistance or have questions about the self-isolation plan, email protectnwt@gov.nt.ca or call 8-1-1 (in NWT only) or 1-833-378-8297 (outside NWT), 8 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week.

If for any reason your arrival date changes, please notify Protect NWT as soon as possible.


Forms

Contact Protect NWT

Phone: 8-1-1 (in NWT only) or 1-833-378-8297 (outside NWT)
Email: protectnwt@gov.nt.ca
Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (7 days a week, including statutory holidays)

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