COVID19 COVID-19 - Ontario Self-Isolation Rule Flowcharts

This page contains flow charts to help better understand the Ontario self-isolation rules implemented at the end of December 2021.

You can also find stats for Global, Canada, Ontario, and Quebec, City of Ottawa, ON, Canada, Vaccine Effectiveness in Ontario and Vaccine stats for Canada, Ontario, & Quebec.

Ontario stopped providing COVID-19 testing to the general public and completely changed their isolation guidelines which can be confusing so I have created a flowchart to try and make things easier to understand. The flowchart is based on the rules provided by Ontario listed on the official site.

*NOTE: There is a separate school and child care screening tool from the province parents need to complete before a child attends each day. Even if a child does not meet the criteria to self-isolate, that may still not be allowed to attend school/child-care. Please see the COVID-19 school and child care screening form.  There is also a COVID-19 self-assessment tool for adults which asks some additional questions like recent travel.

This is broken down into 3 charts:
1) If you have symptoms
2) If you are a close contact to someone with symptoms or tested positive
3) If you have a positive test result

Ontario requests that people who qualify to stop self-isolating after 5 days should wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and follow all other public health measures if leaving home until day 10.

If you have symptoms

Symptoms Flow Chart

If you are a close contact to someone with symptoms or tested positive

Flow Chart Close Contact


If you have a positive test result

Flow Chart Positive Test
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