Fully vaccinated individuals who are a high-risk/close contact of a confirmed case or probable case of COVID-19 may not need to self-isolate if:
- you are fully vaccinated 14 days or more before you last had close contact with the confirmed case or probable case of COVID-19;
- you are asymptomatic; and
- you are not a resident of a long-term care or retirement home, a patient admitted to a health care setting, or an individual with an immunocompromising condition (e.g., organ or stem cell transplant recipient, undergoing chemotherapy or immunosuppressive therapies).
Fully vaccinated individuals who meet these requirements may still be required to self-isolate if the person you have had contact with is infected with a Variant of Concern of the COVID-19 virus. You will be informed by Halton Region Public Health if this is the case.
Even if relieved of the requirement to self-isolate:
- You must report your exposure to your employer and follow any restrictions from work as specified by your employer;
- If you develop new symptoms (even mild symptoms) of COVID-19, you must:
- Self-isolate immediately; and
- Report your symptoms to Halton Region Public Health.
Halton Region Public Health may require people to self-isolate to prevent COVID-19 transmission in circumstances beyond what has been described above.