COVID-19 Vaccines and Public Health Measures
At this time, regardless of vaccination status, public health measures remain in place, including:
- self-isolation requirements for those entering PEI
- wearing a non-medical mask in all indoor public spaces
- getting tested when experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
- practicing physical distancing
The province is considering what impact COVID-19 vaccination will have on public health measures such as isolation, travel restrictions, masking, testing, mass gatherings, etc. as more Islanders and Canadians are immunized. For instance, travel restrictions may be eased once a certain level of the population is immunized against COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting sick. We continue to learn new information about the virus and the impact of vaccines, including: how long the vaccines provide protection against severe disease; their effectiveness against various COVID-19 variants; and, also, how well the vaccines prevent someone from spreading COVID-19 to others, even if the person does not get sick. This information helps inform the development and easing of public health measures to keep Islanders safe.
The situation is reviewed regularly and Islanders will continue to be updated on any changes to current public health measures related to COVID-19.