Moving Forward Step 4

(Estimated timeline August 8, 2021)


  • The level of disease is low and transmission is controlled within PEI, Atlantic provinces, and Canada.
  • Second of two doses of vaccine received by 50% of PEI residents age 12 years and older

PEI Public Health Measures

Public Health Measures

  • Public health measures will continue throughout the summer, including physical distancing, records for contact tracing, enhanced cleaning and disinfection, promotion of and access to hand washing and hand sanitizing, access to testing and case management.
  • Some easing of non-medical mask requirements.

Family and Friends

  • Personal gatherings up to 20 people

Organized Gatherings

  • Organized gatherings up to 200 people outdoors or 100 people indoors, with physical distancing between households/groups of close contacts; must be hosted by recognized business or organization
  • Multiple gatherings permitted with a pre-approved operational plan, organized in cohorts of 200 (outdoors) or 100 (indoors)
  • Weddings, funerals, with physical distancing between households/groups of close contacts, up to maximum of 200 people (following cohort limits)

  • For special occasions (e.g. backyard wedding) with a reviewed operational plan, individuals (i.e. not a recognized business or organization) can host up to 50 people, with physical distancing between households/groups of close contacts

Sport and Recreation

  • Participants in activities and/or organized gatherings that require close contact (e.g. sports, performance, etc.) are limited to a single cohort of 100 per day

Business and NGOs

  • Table size at restaurants increases to 20, with physical distancing between tables
  • Alcohol service only to seated guests

Education and Child Care

  • Full-time classroom learning in K-12, with cohorts
  • Online and/or classroom learning (with physical distancing) in post-secondary
  • Licensed and unlicensed child care centres at 100% capacity

Long Term Care

  • Enhanced visitation permitted if vaccination threshold is reached
  • Fully vaccinated staff may work at more than one facility

Travel-Related Public Health Measures

Travel Guidance

  • Consider travel risks carefully and avoid travel to areas with a high incidence of COVID-19

Pre-Travel Approval and Travel Streams

  • Visitors from Atlantic provinces with no travel streams, and with a self-declaration form required, including vaccination status (and where applicable, record of vaccination), for permanent residents of NB, NS and NL
  • Visitors from outside of NB, NS, and NL must receive pre-travel approval under an eligible travel stream

Travel-Related Isolation and Testing (including PEI residents)

  • No self-isolation for fully or partially vaccinated travellers who have been in the Atlantic provinces for at least 14 days, with testing
  • No self-isolation for fully vaccinated travellers from outside of the Atlantic provinces, with testing
  • Shortened self-isolation for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers from outside of the Atlantic provinces, and unvaccinated travellers from inside the Atlantic provinces, with testing
  • Testing at points of entry
  • International travel dependent on federal measures

Border Screening

  • Border screening in place

Frequently asked QuestionsFAQ bubble box

What to know more about travel regulations? When gathering limits will increase? Regulations for education and long term care? The answers to these and more can be found on the Moving Forward frequently asked questions page.

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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