Phase #2

Phase Two of the four distinct phases was implemented with a progressive lifting of public health measures on individuals, communities and organizations over a three-week period ending May 31, 2020.

What happened during Phase 2?

Continued: Limited outdoor and indoor personal gatherings and physical contact

  • Members of the same household may gather outdoors with up to 10 other individuals from different households.
  • Members of the same household may gather indoors with up to 5 other individuals from different households, for activities such as watching a movie and/or socializing.
  • Maintaining physical distancing is important during any gatherings with those from outside your household.
  • You may extend your household unit by one or two members, who are important to supporting your household or who you feel may need closer contact and support (ex: hug, handshake, etc.)
  • If sharing food, no buffet style serving and do not share utensils
  • Do not share equipment/items among people from different households.

Continued: Limited non-contact outdoor and indoor recreational activities

  • Allow recreational activities while maintaining physical distance
  • Do not share equipment among people from different households for recreational purposes.
  • Must follow the personal gathering limits.

Retail businesses and select indoor services

Allow additional businesses to re-open to serve the public including:

  • retail outlets
  • greenhouses and nurseries
  • remaining construction, maintenance and repair services,
  • cleaning and restoration services
  • extermination and pest control
  • car washes
  • bottle depots
  • select personal services including hairdressers, barbers, and pet grooming.

Businesses open to the public must take every reasonable step to minimize interaction of individuals within 2 metres.

Unlicensed and licensed child care

Allow all unlicensed child care providers and licensed child care centres to re-open and operate under the guidance set by the Chief Public Health Office.

Additional non-urgent health care services

It is recommended that health care delivery continue virtually where possible and feasible. Workers are encouraged to use personal protective equipment (PPE) as recommended by point-of-care risk assessment and/or as recommended depending on your practice/location.

  • Continue a phased approach to reintroduce certain elective surgeries and other priority services (e.g. cardiac supports, cancer screening, immunizations) that have been identified and assessed to mitigate long term significant health impacts while maintaining capacity to treat COVID-19 patients.
  • Additional health service providers, including:
    • registered massage therapists
    • acupuncturists
    • acupressurists
  • Dental care: emergency and urgent treatment in dental offices.

Public services

Additional public services


Home-based learning options, with some limited activities.

Long-term care

Visitor restrictions remain in place.

Published date: 
July 20, 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