This is Phase Three of four distinct phases that will be implemented with a progressive lifting of public health measures on individuals, communities and organizations over three-week periods.
All plans are subject to change as the situation continues to evolve. Organizations and businesses are not required to re-open on the first date of each phase of Renew PEI, Together. They may choose to continue operating virtually or online.
Not all organizations and businesses have been identified in the respective phases. Those referenced represent the types of services and activities that fall within that phase. Organizations and businesses that are unsure about when they may re-open can seek direction from the Chief Public Health Office.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Slightly larger indoor and outdoor gatherings
Re-introduce gatherings of no more than 15 people indoor, and 20 people outdoors (for example, worship services, large families having visitors or playing frisbee in the park)
- maintain physical distancing with individuals who are not part of one’s household
- limited sharing of equipment among individuals from different households with precautions
At this time, gatherings may not include choirs or bands involving singing or wind and brass instruments (unless only members of the same household are present); one designated singer or one wind or brass instrumentalist may sing or play music provided there is a minimum 3.5 metres (12 feet distance) from everyone else. Vigorous vocalization should also be avoided when closer than 3.5 metres (12 feet) distance from other individuals (e.g. shouting, cheering).
Organized recreational activities and facilities
Re-introduce organized recreational activities, recreational facilities, services and public spaces while following physical distancing guidance:
- Organized recreational activities permitted while adhering to the gathering guidance, including:
- flag football
Some activities will require modification.
- Recreational facilities allowed to re-open include:
- swimming pools, hot tubs and outdoor spas
- arenas, wellness recreational centres
- bowling alleys
- gyms and fitness facilities
- yoga and pilates studios
- Public spaces permitted to re-open including:
- art galleries
- youth centres and community centres
Personal services, indoor dining and accommodations
Re-open such services
- Additional personal services permitted to re-open with some restrictions on specific high risk activities including:
- nail and other salons and spas
- tattoo and piercing studios
- Indoor dining and service at food premises, breweries, cideries and wineries permitted:
- 50 persons permitted inside, with additional persons permitted on patio; no buffet style
- Accommodations can re-open for PEI residents only:
- hospitality homes
- bed and breakfasts
Unlicensed and licensed child care centres and day camps to re-open.
- Dental will begin scheduling elective treatment with priority on urgent and emergency care.
- Expansion of elective dental procedures and return of hygienists to practice (June 12)
- Continued transition to increased non-urgent health services.
Further public services
Home-based learning options continue, with some limited activities.
Some forms of visitation permitted with controls in place using the following guidelines:
- All visitors and residents must maintain physical distancing of to metres (6 feet);
- If physical distancing is not possible, visitors must wear a mask (non-medical grade preferred) or face shield;
- All visitors will be screened before visiting. Anyone with symptoms will have to postpone their visit;
- Designated staff or volunteers must accompany visitors directly to the outdoor visiting space (and assist them with safely donning/doffing mask or face shield if required);
- All visitors must practice appropriate hand hygiene prior before and after visiting.
- Outdoor visits will take place in designated areas;
- A maximum of two designated visitors per resident;
- Designated visitors remain consistent and do not change;
- Designated visitors may visit together or separately;
- Visits will be limited to a maximum of 60 minutes to allow access to all residents within the property;
- Visits will be scheduled at specific visiting times to allow for appropriate staff support to help during the visit;
- Enhanced cleaning of spaces will take place between visits.
End of life visiting
- These visits entail bedside visits in residents’ rooms;
- A maximum of six designated visitors will be selected per resident;
- Only two of the six designated visitors may visit at one time;
- The two daily visitors may visit together or separately.
Additional changes for long-term care
- Residents are able to use designated outdoor spaces as indicated by each home;
- Individual homes may schedule times when outdoor spaces are free to use to ensure physical distancing;
- Residents must remain within the grounds of their home;
- Residents must practice physical distancing when within the home grounds/ designated area.
Public Health Guidance
Find a link to additional Public Health Measures Guidance documents under RESOURCES.
The following is public guidance for all phases of Renew PEI Together:
- Stay informed, be prepared and follow public health advice
- Maintain physical distancing of 2 m (6 ft) with individuals who are not part of one’s household
- Adhere to mass gathering limits (see Phases)
- Stay home when ill and call 811 promptly if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% - 80% alcohol
- Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, and wash your hands directly after
- Ensure enhanced cleaning and disinfection of commonly touched surfaces
- With employer’s support, continue working from home and encourage others to do the same
- Continue to use online, home delivery, and curbside pick-up shopping options where available
- Co-workers and neighbours can carpool or share drives if physical distancing is maintained
- Vulnerable individuals should exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures
- Limit personal non-essential travel
- Consider wearing non-medical masks in certain situations e.g. public transit
- Keep a log of interactions to self-monitor and to facilitate contact tracing should a case be detected