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COVID-19 Information

Procedures applicable from May 14, 2022 in several public places.

The Government of Quebec continues to relax the instructions. From May 14, 2022, another relaxation that indirectly affects our profession will apply.

QUEBEC CITY, May 4, 2022 the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, confirms that following a recommendation from Public Health, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a mask in several closed or partially closed public places. covered from May 14 at 12:01 a.m.

  • Remember that people who have had COVID-19 must wear a mask during any social interaction following their isolation, i.e. at least five days following their isolation at home.

  • Citizens living with a person with COVID-19 must also wear it for 10 days.

  • It is also recommended to wear the mask in the presence of vulnerable people and the elderly in order to limit the risk of contagion as much as possible.

Given that the virus and infections continue, it remains imperative to continue to rigorously respect all aspects of the following general COVID-19 protocol, all in order to protect yourself and the public!

It is the responsibility of inspectors who are members of InterNACHI Québec / AIIICQ to take the necessary measures, as stipulated in this protocol, to protect their health, safety and physical integrity and to ensure that they do not endanger the health, safety or the physical integrity of other people on the inspection site.

Note that the accompaniment of the inspector is only possible when all the criteria of this following protocol are satisfied:


Building Inspection PROTOCOL:

Prior to your inspections, make sure that these criteria are met with the cooperation of the buyer and the brokers. Inspection participants should be able to answer “no” to the following questions:

1. Have you had symptoms such as cough, fever, difficulty breathing or sudden loss of smell?
2. Have you been in contact with someone with Covid-19?

3. To your knowledge, has the building ever been occupied in the last 5 days by a person who has been diagnosed with Covid-19?

If a positive response is received, the person in question must either refrain from participating in the inspection or, the inspection must be postponed.

Physical distancing:

  • Ask those present during the inspection to keep a distance of two (2) meters.


  • Despite the instructions from the Government of Quebec, wearing a mask is strongly recommended for our members at all times inside a building.

  • Frequent hand washing for 20 seconds is strongly recommended, especially before and after the inspection. If you wear gloves, be sure to  follow the procedures prescribed by the Ministry of Health .

  • Don't share your tools. Make sure tools are sanitized before and after each inspection.

  • At the end of the inspection, a summary can be done inside the building as long as the instructions of this protocol are respected. The inspection report will be sent electronically as usual.


Basic preventive measures applicable FOR OUR INSPECTORS:

Here are the basic precautions to take at all times:

  • Hand hygiene (washing and disinfection)

  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose and eyes when hands are not washed or when wearing gloves.

  • Wash your hands often in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. If this is not possible, use a 60 to 70% hydroalcoholic solution.

  • When using gloves (optional), wash your hands before putting on gloves and after taking them off. To remove your gloves while avoiding contamination, it is recommended to follow  the procedure   provided by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

  • Handwashing:

  • If you use gloves and/or mask, dispose of your gloves and mask in the waste after each inspection.


Basic hygiene measures:
(published by the CNESST (Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at work).

  • Wash your hands often with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if you don't have access to soap and water.

  • Observe the rules of hygiene when coughing or sneezing.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.

  • If you use a tissue, throw it away as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.

  • If you have symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sudden loss of sense of smell), stay home and call 1 877 644-4545 (toll-free) if necessary.

  • Avoid direct contact for greetings, such as handshakes, and instead favor the use of other practices.

  • Apply social distancing.




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