COVID-19 Alert Level - CAUTION

At any time, it may be necessary for the Chief Public Health Office to change the alert level to caution in response to the spread of the virus and other indicators.


  Public health measures during CAUTION
Family and friends

Physical distancing with everyone outside extended household (1-2 people)

Gatherings (including religious gatherings)

Limited outdoor and indoor gatherings (may be progressive: 10 people – 50 people; possible limited number of cohorts of 50; to be determined)


Organized recreational activities with brief low-risk contact permitted

Recreational facilities and services, day camps, indoor public spaces may open, as per guidance including gathering limits where applicable

Business and NGOs

Essential services and allowable services may open

Remaining non-essential and non-allowable services able to operate by phone, virtual services, delivery or pick-up

Child care

Unlicensed and licensed childcare centres with altered or adjusted capacity

Health care (including community)

Maintain COVID-19 surge capacity and build the PPE contingency stockpile. Some health care service levels may be adjusted to accommodate COVID response needs.

Public services

Essential, priority and additional public services

Education and Training

Blended learning models including in-person and remote K-12 education with public health measures in place

In person or online post-secondary education and training with public health measures in place and a contingency plan

Long-term care

More than one partner in care. Limited number of visitors permitted in designated areas.

Residents able to travel and disembark with partners in care.

Restricted staff movement between all long-term care facilities.

Enhanced public health and control measures.

Published date: 
September 28, 2020
Health and Wellness

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121