This is Phase Four 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.
It is likely that Phase 4 and beyond will be a new way of life, a new “normal” for Prince Edward Island.
Eventually we will be able to...
- spend time with our family members in long-term care and others at greatest risk of severe illness,
- have large gatherings of friends and family,
- enjoy festivals and events, and
- connect with those from other provinces and countries.
We will continue to seek innovative solutions to help us adapt and live with COVID-19.
There is hope. Prince Edward Island is resilient and full of caring, intelligent and hard-working people. Together, we will cautiously and deliberately take these first few steps in response to the global pandemic: Renew PEI.
Public Health Guidance
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
- Avoid interaction with immune-compromised and vulnerable populations
- 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