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lockdown [4 records]

Record 1 2021-06-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Epidemiology
  • Protection of Life
  • Emergency Management
CONT

Georgia will lock down four big cities, including its capital, Tbilisi, for 10 days ... in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus ...

OBS

confine: The term "confine" does not have the meaning of lock down in English. It is used as a synonym under the influence of the French term "confiner" and should be avoided.

Key term(s)
  • lockdown

French

Domaine(s)
  • Épidémiologie
  • Sécurité des personnes
  • Gestion des urgences

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Epidemiología
  • Protección de las personas
  • Gestión de emergencias
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Record 2 2021-05-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Epidemiology
  • Protection of Life
  • Emergency Management
DEF

An emergency protocol intended to limit travel and gatherings in a population for public health or safety reasons.

OBS

Not to be confused with isolation and quarantine.

OBS

confinement: The term "confinement" does not have the meaning of lockdown in English. It is used as a synonym under the influence of the French term "confinement" and should be avoided.

PHR

complete lockdown, mandatory lockdown, partial lockdown, strict lockdown, voluntary lockdown

Key term(s)
  • lock-down

French

Domaine(s)
  • Épidémiologie
  • Sécurité des personnes
  • Gestion des urgences
DEF

Protocole d'urgence visant à limiter les déplacements et les rassemblements dans une population pour des raisons de santé ou de sécurité publiques.

OBS

Ne pas confondre avec l'isolement et la quarantaine.

PHR

confinement complet, confinement obligatoire, confinement partiel, confinement strict, confinement volontaire

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Epidemiología
  • Protección de las personas
  • Gestión de emergencias
OBS

No confundir con aislamiento ni cuarentena.

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Record 3 2016-01-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Emergency Management
  • Protection of Life
DEF

A procedure that involves confining persons to a building or to a portion of a building or restricting access to it, in response to a major incident or threat of violence regarding the building.

OBS

lockdown; lockdown procedure: terms and definition standardized by the Canadian Capability-Based Planning Terminology Committee and the Translation Bureau.

OBS

lockdown: term recommended by the Treasury Board.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Gestion des urgences
  • Sécurité des personnes
DEF

Procédure qui consiste à confiner des personnes dans un bâtiment ou dans une section d'un bâtiment ou à restreindre l'accès à ce dernier, en réponse à un incident majeur ou à une menace de violence concernant ce bâtiment.

OBS

confinement barricadé : terme et définition normalisés par le Comité de terminologie de la planification axée sur les capacités au Canada et le Bureau de la traduction.

OBS

confinement : terme recommandé par le Conseil du Trésor.

Spanish

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Record 4 2004-12-06

English

Subject field(s)
  • Penal Administration
DEF

A status whereby an inmate remains in his/her assigned room each day except for specified activities.

OBS

Securing a correctional facility (total lockdown) or unit (partial lockdown) by restricting prisoner movement to their housing area.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Administration pénitentiaire
CONT

[Le] confinement aux cellules avait été décrété suite aux refus de travailler.

OBS

En dehors des heures de travail, de repas et d'activités dirigées, les détenus doivent rester dans leurs cellules. Habituellement, il s'agit d'une mesure punitive de la direction.

Spanish

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