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CCG/6102 National Standard Operating Procedure (NSOP)
524 COVID-19 - Nunavut Travel Requirements for Environmental Response Personnel

Original: 2020-07-10 Revised: 2022-05-02 Approved by Marc Mes, Director General, Fleet and Maritime Services, on May 2, 2022.


The purpose of this national standard operating procedure (NSOP) is to outline the steps to be followed by Environmental Response (ER) personnel prior to travelling to the territory of Nunavut.

On occasion, ER personnel are required to travel to Nunavut in order to respond to a marine pollution incident. Territorial health protocols require ER personnel to take additional measures prior to travelling to Nunavut.


Procedure for travel to Nunavut
Step Procedure
  1. Prior to making travel arrangements to Nunavut, ER personnel must conduct the following:
    1. 1.1. The ER duty officer or incident commander must contact 1-867-975-5772 to get the number of the on duty public health officer.

      Note: This number is a voicemail and it will give the ER duty officer the number to call.

    2. 1.2. The ER duty officer or incident commander must contact the on duty public health officer and make a formal request to move people into Nunavut as part of a response effort.

      Note: The public health officer has the power to grant an immediate exemption to the regulation that requires 14 day isolation prior to entry into Nunavut.

    3. 1.3. The ER duty officer or incident commander will need to provide details regarding the location of the incident, what the intent of travel is, how travel will occur and details regarding accommodations
    4. 1.4. Once approval is given, the ER duty officer or incident commander must send an email notification to the Assistant Commissioner and Regional Director, Arctic Programs, to inform them that contact has been made with Government of Nunavut's Department of Health.


Enquiries regarding this procedure should be directed to:

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