Trudeau Confirms The CRSB Won’t ‘Pay For Someone's Post-Vacation Quarantine’
Quarantining travellers were able to claim $1,000! ✈️
Justin Trudeau has officially cleared up any confusion related to the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit ().
In a press conference on Tuesday, January 5, the prime minister confirmed that the federal COVID-19 benefit could not be who took non-essential trips abroad.
[The CRSB] is not there to pay for people’s post-vacation quarantine.
“Let me also be very clear about the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit,” he said. “It is not intended for travellers who are quarantining when they return from holiday.”
Instead, Trudeau said the benefit is there to support peopleduring the pandemic and cannot get it from their employer.
He added that anyone who “travelled for non-essential reasons” wouldthe $500 per week funding.
More information will be shared in the coming days, he added.
During the address, the PM said that the governmentwhen it comes to COVID-19 travel advice.
While there isTrudeau said that no Canadians should be going abroad on vacation right now.
He warned thatfor flouting Canada’s quarantine rules were serious, too.
“You need to take this seriously,” he concluded. “Not following the rules could mean real consequences, including fines and prison time.”