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Bush Camp Safety during COVID-19

Because of COVID-19 and its variants:

  • Anyone coming from an Area of Risk should be tested for COVID-19 on Day 1, 3, and 5 after their return. This testing is part of Step 3 of the deconfinement management plan.
  • Testing is also recommended for people before they travel to their bush camps.
  • People are required to wear a mask during airlift (by plane or helicopter). 

The COVID-19 virus can spread fast. To prevent an outbreak in a camp:

  • Get vaccinated, or update your vaccines and boosters before heading out to camp. 
  • Respect physical distancing (2 metres/6 feet) from people not staying at your camp).
  • Wear a mask around people you don't live with, if your can't maintain physical distance
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or tissue.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
  • Disinfect surfaces.
  • Air out your cabin often.


It is everyone's priority to protect

  • Be sure to have a box of medical masks in case someone develops symptoms.
  • Pick up rapid test kits in your community to bring to camp. Find out where they are available from your Cree Nation council or PSO.
  • Be cautious when visiting or entertaining guests who aren't part of your regular household. 
  • If you are attending a feast in the bush, wear a mask, keep your distance and wash/sanitize your hands often.


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Avian flu (also known as H5N1) is a flu virus that mostly affects wild birds and poultry, and can lead to illness and death. 

Continue to use care and proper hygiene when handling and preparing our harvests.


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