Gatherings and Events

Last modified: 
Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:35

Gatherings include:

  • Feasts
  • Organized outdoor and indoor events (jamborees, festivals, hamlet days, etc.)
  • Faith based services / events
  • Bingos/Chase the Ace

For information on how many people can be in a household, indoor get-togethers, and outdoor get-togethers, see interpersonal interaction grows and health advice for gatherings.

Funeral and Burial Services

Funerals are an exceedingly difficult time for mourners and family to follow social and physical distancing of 2 meters from one another.

At this time, indoor funerals are not allowed.

If your family wishes to have an outdoor funeral service, you must take reasonable precautions to ensure that people follow social (physical) distancing, use hand sanitizers, and do not make contact with others outside of their household.

To hold an outdoor burial service, you must:

  • Allow only direct immediate family or close relations to attend. Maximum number of people that can attend is 50, which includes the officiant.
  • Everyone must practice physical distancing by household group while at the gravesite.
  • Shared transportation to and from the service must be limited to 25 people or less if physical distancing is maintained between household groups.
  • No sharing of food or drinks.
  • Hand sanitizers must be provided for everyone.
  • Anyone with pre-existing health conditions or COVID-19 symptoms must not attend.

For more information, see:

Events of Concern

The Department of Health and Social Services issues public bulletins to inform citizens if they may have been in attendance at an event or location of concern related to COVID-19. If you attended these events or locations, you should mandatorily self-isolate immediately for 14 days after your last exposure and contact 8-1-1 to determine how to get tested for COVID-19.

  • Imperial Oil, Kearn Lake Site - April 30th 2020, Northwest Territories
  • Pacific Dental Conference 2020 - March 6-8th Vancouver, British Columbia
  • PDAC Conference 2020 - March 1-3, Toronto, Ontario

Frequently Asked Questions