Renew PEI Together FAQs

Renew PEI, Together outlines the guiding principles and phased approach to reopening businesses, services and public spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the provincial plan work?

The Renew PEI, Together plan has been implemented in four distinct phases with a progressive lifting of public health measures on individuals, communities and organizations over three-week periods. Progression has been gradual and constantly evaluated based on the latest public health information from PEI's Chief Public Health Office. Decisions during each phase have been based on public health evidence and continuous monitoring.

Is there a document outlining protocols and guidelines for the relaxation of health measures?

Visit Public Health Measures Guidance

How is Renew PEI, Together enforced?

Enforcement activity has continued through all of the stages. Details of activities monitored are outlined in the revised public health order. Government officials also enforce the implementation of operational plans required by businesses and organizations providing public activities and services.

Personal Gatherings

What are the rules for getting together with friends and family?

Limits for personal gatherings are 15 people indoors and 20 people outdoors from different households. It is very important to respect public health measures such as physical distancing.

The recommendation for sleep overs is outlined in the personal gatherings section of Gatherings Guidance. The gatherings guidelines apply to personal gatherings among individuals, not gathering at a place of business, such as a restaurant.

When will funerals and burials be permitted?

Find updated information at Funeral Homes Guidance.

Will PEI schools reopen?

Schools will reopen for students on September 8, 2020. For details, visit Back to School 2020.

Child care

To learn more about child care services, visit Child Care Frequently Asked Questions.


How do personal services such as hair salons and spas operate and maintain public health measures?

Professional associations and organizations, as well as business owners, are required to create operational plans prior to opening.

All businesses that are open, and those looking to open must have an operational plan in place. This plan must outline how the business will meet public health measures to ensure the health and safety of staff and clients. If you have questions regarding your operational plans, contact Environmental Health by email

You do not need to submit the operational plan to the Chief Public Health Office before reopening. However, the plan will need to be made available during inspections by a government official.

Are dental services available?

See health care services and providers at What’s Happening Now in PEI - Phase #4

Published date: 
August 7, 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