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Responsibility to self-isolate

Region: Ontario Answer # 7015

What is self-isolation?

Self-isolation is defined by global governments to include:

  • Not going to school
  • Not attending public areas, including places of worship, concerts, sports facilities
  • Not going to work
  • Not using public transportation
  • Not having visitors to your home and so on

Who should self-isolate?

The Canadian Government has asked people who are at risk to self-isolate, including:

  • People who have recently travelled abroad
  • Those who feel unwell and have some symptoms of Coronavirus
  • Those who have been in close contact with someone who has been confirmed to have Coronavirus etc.

How long should you self-isolate?

The virus can incubate from 2-14 days. Therefore, it is recommended that people who are at risk should stay home for 14 days.

Legal liability for not self-isolating

If you know that you have the Coronavirus and you don’t self-isolate, you may be legally liable for spreading the virus. In some cases, such as knowingly attending public places such as schools and retirement homes, criminal prosecution may arise.

For up-to-date information on Coronavirus COVID-19, visit Health Canada, the World Health Organization, and our related links and resources.

Get help from a life insurance advisor

Understanding life insurance and what is best for you can be overwhelming. It is important to get professional advice for your unique situation, and it is more affordable than you think. Life insurance can protect your family, your home and your business.  For a free consultation and quote, contact an Empire Life Insurance advisor.

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