Health PEI eases visitor restrictions, allowing visitors in all facilities
Health PEI has made changes to broad visitor restrictions across health services, allowing limited, designated visitors to all facilities.
Patients may now select two (2) designated visitors to see them. Additionally, those patients who are nearing the end of life may designate a total of six (6) visitors, with only two visiting at a given time.
All visits will be for a maximum of one hour (with the exception of those visiting patients near the end of life) and physical distancing requirements must be maintained. All visitors will be required to follow infection control guidelines as relayed by the patient’s health care team.
Please be reminded that visitors with symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to visit. All visitors will also be screened for COVID-19 risk factors before being allowed to visit.
Additionally, changes to the visiting policy now allow patients who are coming to Health PEI services for any appointment or procedures to select one person to accompany them. Patients must let the service they are attending know in advance if a support person will be with them, so that social distancing can be maintained.
Health PEI recognizes visiting and support from family and friends are important to the wellbeing of our patients. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, every effort is being made to allow safe visiting when possible, and to maintain other ways to connect with families and friends.