Nunavut premier clarifies rules about who pays for self-isolation stays – Nunatsiaq News

6 May 2020

Those who voluntarily leave the territory as of May 7 will pay cost of staying in isolation hubs before returning

Nunavut’s premier is clarifying which residents returning to the territory from southern Canada will have to pay the cost of their self-isolation stays.

The government announced late last week that, as of this Thursday, May 7, residents wanting to return to the territory who had left voluntarily must pay for their 14-day self-isolation stays in one of four designated hotels.

But Premier Joe Savikataaq clarified on Monday, May 4, that this only applies to residents who leave the territory after May 7. Those who left the territory before then won’t need to pay.

Nunavut residents have been required to stay in isolation hubs before returning to the territory since March 23, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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