Phase #3

Phase Three 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 June 25, 2020.

What happened during Phase #3?

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
  • Singing, wind and/or brass instruments are permitted provided singers/vocalists, wind and brass players are a minimum of 3.5 metres (12 feet) apart from each other and 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:
    • soccer
    • baseball
    • flag football
    • tennis

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
    • libraries
    • youth centres and community centres
Some activities at these locations may qualify as gatherings and as such must follow gathering guidance (e.g. classes, sporting events, etc.).

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:
    • campgrounds
    • hospitality homes
    • inns
    • bed and breakfasts

Child care

Unlicensed and licensed child care centres and day camps to re-open.

Unlicensed Child Care Centres, Licensed Child Care Centres and Day Camps Guidance

Health care

  • Dental will begin scheduling elective treatment with priority on urgent and emergency care.
    • Expansion of elective dental procedures and return of hygienists to practice.
  • Continued transition to increased non-urgent health services.

Public services

Further public services


Home-based learning options continue, with some limited activities.

Long-term care

Some visitation permitted with enhanced prevention and controls 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