COVID-19 Information for Transportation Crews, Military and Coast Guard

PEI resident commercial pilots or air crew members, Coast Guard, or military personnel (whether travelling locally, nationally or internationally) do not have to self-isolate when in PEI, if they are:

  1. Registered as rotational workers; 
  2. Tested for COVID-19 at the required frequency; and,
  3. Exempt under the federal Quarantine Act following international travel.

If you are told at the Canadian border that you must isolate for 14 days, you must self-isolate for 14 days in PEI and test at 0-1 and 9-11 days after arrival.

Non-PEI resident commercial pilots or air crew members, Coast Guard, or military personnel do not qualify for exemption from self-isolation when in PEI and are required to follow the public health measures specific to work-isolation.

In Order to be Exempt from Self-Isolation Restrictions, you must:

  • Complete the online application for rotational worker status and receive a letter of approval from Public Health; and,
  • Be tested for COVID-19 on days 0-1, 4-6 and 9-11 (depending on how long you remain in the province). Testing frequency resets with each arrival; if there are multiple visits each week, there should be at least one test every 5 days. If you are leaving PEI within 48 hours of your next scheduled test, you are required to get tested before leaving.
  • Where possible, workers are advised to self-isolate, including away from the rest of their household, after each arrival into PEI until receiving their first negative COVID-19 test result.

If you do not get tested at the required frequency, you must remain in self-isolation for 14 days or for the duration of your stay in PEI (if less than 14 days).

Also, if you are told at the Canadian border that you must isolate for 14 days, you must self-isolate for 14 days in PEI and test on days 0-1 and 9-11 after arrival.

While in PEI:

  • Keep a physical distance of 2m(6ft) from others when in public places;
  • Wear a non-medical mask when in public places; and,
  • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, begin strict self-isolation and go to a drop-in testing clinic instead of waiting for your next scheduled testing appointment. Your entire household needs to self-isolate with you until a negative test is received.

  • Follow all public health measures, including:
    • Keeping your circle of contacts small
    • Practicing good hand hygiene and cough etiquette 
  • Get tested for COVID-19 at the required frequency.

Testing

Call 1-855-354-4358 in advance to book a testing appointment for your return. Book all of your other testing appointments at the same time.  

See all clinic times and locations

Remember to bring your health card when you go to a testing clinic.

Access your COVID-19 test results online within 72 hours; you will need your health card, date of birth, and the date you were tested to get your results. 

If you do not have a PEI Health Card, call 1-833-533-9333 to get your test results or email MyTestResults@gov.pe.ca.

Vaccination:

  • The list of registered PEI rotational workers will be used to contact other transport workers to offer immunization when available for this group. If you have registered as a rotational worker for other transport, you will be contacted directly by Health PEI to set up your vaccine appointment.
  • If you haven't registered, do so now
Published date: 
March 4, 2021
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

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca