The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) released an updated version of Directive 5 that applies to public hospitals, long-term care homes and retirement homes.

The updated Directive enhances required health and safety precautions in these settings to reduce the risks to patients and workers associated with a second wave of COVID-19. It applies to regulated health professionals and health care workers, and will ensure that higher forms of precautions (N95 respirators) are available when needed.

Kinesiologists working in these settings should review the entire Directive. Additional guidance under Directive 5 involves:

View the updated Directive 5 and the Directive 5 Qs & As for more information.