For COVID-19 Patients and Contacts

Quarantine or isolation: What's the difference?

If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results:

Self-Isolation Instructions for Unconfirmed COVID-19 Cases

People who are waiting for COVID-19 results should follow health guidance. Click below for instructions in your language:

If you tested positive for COVID-19:

Self-Isolation Instructions for Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

People with a positive COVID-19 test result need to isolate. Click below for self-isolation instructions in your language:

If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19:

Home Quarantine Instructions for Close Contacts


People that have been identified as being in close contact with, or think they may have been in close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 need to quarantine for 10 days. Employees of detention or long-term care facilities must wait an additional 4 days before returning to work. If you have been fully vaccinated, you may not need to quarantine. Click below for home quarantine instructions in your language:


Instructions for healthcare and frontline workers

If you're a healthcare or frontline worker who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19, click the link below for quarantine instructions: