Proof of vaccination won't be required for some Yukon businesses on Dec. 4: premier

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WHITEHORSE — Yukon's premier says the territory is lifting some COVID-19 health restrictions this weekend as it sees a slowdown in the spread of the virus.

Sandy Silver says as of Dec. 4, proof of vaccination will no longer be required for faith-based gatherings, sports for those under 18, or to access personal services such as a haircut.

Silver says businesses can still decide to require proof of vaccination.

Indoor organized gatherings will no longer be limited to 25 people but will be capped at 50 per cent of designated capacity.

The territory has 61 active cases, bringing the total to 1,519 with five new cases.

Acting chief medical officer of health Dr. Catherine Elliott says officials are keeping an eye on other provinces and territories as they deal with the Omicron variant of concern.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 1, 2021.

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