Federal government urging Canadians returning from abroad to self-isolate for two weeks

No socializing, no shopping

A lot of people returned to Canada from abroad at the weekend.

The top priority for them is to self-isolate at home for the next 14 days to ensure they have not returned carrying Covid-19.

This means no socializing with neighbours and no trips to the grocery store. A relative or friend will have to be enlisted to get what you need and leave it on your porch, or you need to order it online and have it delivered.

The government is adamant about this.

Failure to practice social distancing could cost you in the pocketbook

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government does not want to impose penalties on travellers who do not self-isolate but will if it has to.

The Emergencies Act gives the government extraordinary powers to deal with it.

There’s also the Quarantine Act which could mean fines, even criminal charges, for those who do not comply.