Coronavirus COVID-19

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Uptated July 23th, 2021

The World Health Organization has officially declared pandemic status for COVID-19.

In Quebec, the government is therefore taking all necessary measures to limit the contagion as much as possible.

Montreal: Level 1 – Vigilance (green zone)

VACCINATION

Vaccination is the first step in getting back to normal life. It is available for people aged 12 and over.

  • Vaccines are reliable and safe.
  • The vaccine is free to anyone who wants to receive it, regardless of status or insurance coverage.
  • You do not need to present a health insurance card to receive the vaccines.
  • While waiting for the vaccine and even after its administration, we must continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones by applying health instructions.

To make an appointment:

Online: Quebec.ca/vaccinCOVID

Telephone: 1 877 644-4545

We invite you to help your loved ones and relatives make an appointment and to accompany them on site if they need support.

Note that several places offer walk-in vaccination.

Being vaccinated, it’s a win Contest!

The government of Québec is having a contest to support COVID-19 vaccination. There are cash prizes for adults and scholarships for under eighteens.

A total of $2 million in prize money is up for grabs.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. the night before the draw date. For the final draw on September 3, entries will close on August 31 at 11:59 p.m.

All the information about the contest and to to register here!

Multilingual information about vaccination


 কভিড-১৯ টিকা
Vacunación contra la COVID 19
COVID 19 疫苗接种
Вакцинация от COVID-19
Vaccinazione COVID-19

We all have good questions about the vaccine in 21 language. 

Proof of vaccination

  • In Quebec, when a person receives a vaccine, they are given proof of vaccination in paper format. This is the case for all vaccines, including those against COVID-19.
  • If a person has not received their proof of vaccination in paper format, they should request it at the place where they were vaccinated by going there.
  • Electronic proof of vaccination is also available after administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinated people will receive, in the days following their appointment, an email or text message informing them that their electronic proof of vaccination is available. Instructions for downloading it will be indicated in the message.
  • People 15 years of age and over can upload their electronic proof of vaccination on a self-service portal. This proof, in PDF format, contains personal information, the type of vaccine received and a QR code that contains this information. In Quebec, the application and use of this electronic proof remain to be defined.
  • If the proof of vaccination in paper or electronic format contains incorrect information, those concerned should call the line 1 877 644-4545 to validate and correct their information.
  • Work is underway to consider people who have had COVID-19 and who have received a single dose of vaccine as being adequately vaccinated. There is no need to go to a vaccination site or to ask Clic Santé for support in this regard.
  • For more information

Statistics: COVID cases and vaccination rate

Data COVID vaccination

Ressources

All information you need in a easy reading flyer

Self-Care Guide

Your home is your primary care centre.The purpose of this guide is to help you in taking the best decisions for your own health and the health of your close friends and family during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

This guide will enable you to:

  • Learn the best ways to protect yourself
  • Take care of yourself
  • Learn the basic care to provide to your friends and family
  • Learn when and who to consult when you require care and services

The self-care guide (updated October 15, 2020)

The self-care guide for parents (updated January 13, 2021)

Stress, Anxiety and Depression? Tips to keep your balance!

Informal and family caregivers: Informations and directives

All the information here – uptaded on May 22

COVID-19: List of multilingual tools

All the informations and tools here

If you are worried about COVID‑19 or display symptoms

Signs and symptoms (uptated April 15)

  • Fever (over 38oC) or chills
  • Cough: recent or worse than before
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden loss of smell (without a stuffy nose) with ou without loss of taste

Other possible symptoms:     

  • Intense fatigue     
  • Headache     
  • Muscle / joint pain     
  • Runny nose     
  • Sore throat     
  • Shortness of breath     
  • Sputum     
  • Sudden loss of taste and smell     
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

So far, the average incubation period has been estimated to be 5 to 6 days. However, it could extend up to 12.5 days.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms similar to COVID-19, you are invited to complete the COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment to get a recommendation on the next steps to follow, according to your condition. This assessment can be completed for your child or for another member of your family.

Important: This self-assessment tool is not intended to be a substitute for medical attention. Always follow the healthcare professional’s instructions.

Testing

You can get tested if you are in one of the following situations:

  • You have symptoms of flu, gastroenteritis or COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing).
  • You don’t have symptoms but you’ve been in close contact with someone who has received a positive COVID-19 test result.

Good to know before getting tested

  • COVID-19 tests are free for everyone.
  • Bring your health insurance card if you have one.
  • If you don’t have a health insurance card or any other kind of identification papers to provide, you can still get tested.

You can call 514-644-4545 or 1-877-644-4545 to be directed to the right resource.

Testing clinics

The closest screening clinic:

  • GMFU de Verdun: 3950 boul. Lasalle, Verdun.  WITH appointment: 514 644-4545. Open monday to friday 8am to 6pm.
  • Hôtel-Dieu, at 109 avenue des Pins. It is open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. without an appointment.

Complete list of the Testing Clinics here ( sherch for South Centre of the Island of Montreal)

Prevention tips

  • Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available.
  • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette:
    • Cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.
    • If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • If you are sick, avoid contact with more vulnerable people, including the elderly and people with chronic illnesses. For example, avoid visiting people in hospitals, people in long-term care shelters, or private residences. 
  • Avoid direct contact for greetings, such as handshakes, and favor the use of alternative practices.

Wearing a Face Covering in Public Settings

  • Wearing a face cover is recommended when physical distancing in public settings is not possible (2 meters or 6’5”), such as when you are shopping or taking public transportation.
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • If you need to go to a medical clinic or hospital, you may wear your face covering until you are given a procedure mask.
  • Wearing a handmade mask should NOT IN ANY CASE reduce hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and physical distancing (2 meters / 6’5 “).

Recipe that can be used to disinfect surfaces

1 part bleach for 9 parts water (source: canada.ca)

For more information, to follow developments and for the latest guidelines