Renew PEI, Together

PEI Government's plan to gradually lift COVID-19-related restrictions

01/05/2020

***Updated June 5th*** The plan will be implemented in four distinct phases with a progressive lifting of restrictive public health measures over three-week periods. Progression will be gradual and constantly evaluated based on the latest public health information. Phase Three began early, on June 1st.

Public Health Guidance: Phase Three, as of Monday, 1 June 2020

Remember: Circumstances may change during the pandemic. Stay informed, be prepared and follow public health advice at all times.

Here are the adjustments to the public health measures as of June 1st:

Continued: Limited outdoor and indoor personal gatherings and physical contact

Authorities now allow gatherings of no more than 15 people indoors, and 20 people outdoors (for example, worship services, large families having visitors or playing frisbee in the park). Remember to maintain physical distancing during any gatherings with those from outside your household.

More information: Gatherings Guidance

Organized recreational activities and facilities

Organized recreational activities are permitted while adhering to the gathering guidance, including:

  • soccer
  • baseball
  • football
  • tennis

Recreational facilities allowed to reopen include:

  • swimming pools, hot tubs and outdoor spas
  • arenas, wellness recreational centres
  • bowling alleys
  • gyms and fitness facilities
  • yoga and pilates studios

Some activities at these locations may qualify as gatherings and as such must follow the gathering guidance.

More information: Organized Recreational Activities and Team Sports Guidance

Personal services, indoor dining and accommodations

The following type of services are now allowed to open:

  • Additional personal services permitted to re-open with some restrictions on specific high risk activities including:
    • nail and other salons and spas
    • tattoo and piercing studios
  • Indoor dining and service at food premises, breweries, cideries and wineries permitted:
    • 50 persons permitted inside, with additional persons permitted on patio; no buffet style
  • Accommodations can re-open for PEI residents only:
    • campgrounds
    • hospitality homes
    • inns
    • bed and breakfasts

Businesses are not required to open. They are allowed to do so if they are confident they do it safely. Those that do open to the public must take every reasonable step to minimize interaction of individuals within 2 metres.

More information: Food Premises Guidance | Campground Guidance | Personal Services Guidance

Child care

Unlicensed and licensed child care centres and day camps will reopen.

Health care

Dental services will begin scheduling elective treatment with priority on urgent and emergency care. Dental hygienists can begin practicing their services as of June 12.

More non-urgent health care services are now being offered.

Public services

Additional public services will be provided.

Education

Home-based learning options, with some limited activities, will continue.

Long-term care

Some visitation is now permitted with enhanced prevention and controls in place.

Keep up the following during all phases of the renewal plan:

  • Stay informed, be prepared and follow public health advice
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2m (6 ft) with individuals who are not part of your household
  • Adhere to social and other gathering limits
  • Stay home when ill and call 811 promptly if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if not possible, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% - 80% alcohol
  • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands
  • Cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue or your sleeve; throw away the used tissue immediately
  • Ensure enhanced cleaning and disinfection of commonly touched surfaces
  • With employer’s support, continue working from home and encourage others to do the same
  • Continue to use online, home delivery, and curbside pick-up shopping options where available
  • If you are considered a vulnerable person, exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures
  • Avoid interaction with immune-compromised and vulnerable people
  • Limit personal non-essential travel
  • Consider wearing non-medical masks in certain situations (e.g. public transit)
  • Keep a log of interactions to self-monitor and to facilitate contact tracing should a case be detected

More information

Government of Prince Edward Island: Renew PEI Together

COVID-19: Information for Newcomers to Canada