May
28
2020

Prince Edward Island prepares for Phase 3 of Renew PEI Together plan 

Prince Edward Island will move to further relax restrictions within the province as phase 3 begins on June 1. 

Dr. Morrison reminded Islanders that continuing to practice physical distancing, washing your hands with soap and water, staying home when feeling ill, and following other public health measures will continue to be important as some restrictions ease. 

Phase 3 highlights include:

  • Gatherings – no more than 15 people indoor and 20 people outdoor may gather while maintaining physical distancing with individuals who are not part of one’s household. 
  • Long Term Care visitation – Visits will be permitted in outdoor areas at Long Term Care facilities with a maximum of two designated visitors per resident. 
  • Restaurants – Indoor dining will be permitted with a maximum seating capacity of 50 patrons. There is no set seating capacity for outdoor dining areas. Physical distancing must be maintained between patrons at different tables as well as for patrons at the bar or in waiting areas and applies to both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
  • Recreational Activities – adhering to current gathering numbers (maximum of 15 indoor and 20 outdoor) organized recreational activities and team sports may operate.  Modifications may be necessary based on the level of physical contact.  Full contact sports like wresting or rugby would require extensive modification/practice options at this time. 

Gyms, libraries, personal services, day camps, campgrounds and other public facilities will also be permitted to re-open. Visitation is also being permitted for compassionate and palliative care.

On June 1, seasonal residents may apply to visit Prince Edward Island this summer, which will require a self-isolation plan.  

For more information about Renew PEI, Together, visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/renewPEI

Backgrounder: 

The Chief Public Health Office continues to work closely with the federal government, provincial and territorial counterparts, government departments and Health PEI to continue to monitor the situation globally, nationally and locally. The public health risk of COVID-19 is continually reassessed and Islanders will be updated as new information becomes available.

Government’s special situation response group also continues to work collaboratively with the Chief Public Health Office, stakeholders and community partners in preparing for all impacts related to COVID-19 to the province, including health, social and economic. 

Everyone is encouraged to follow routine prevention measures:

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • If ill with acute respiratory symptoms, stay home if possible
  • Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Don’t share items like drinking glasses and water bottles
  • Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops

Media Contact:
Samantha Hughes
Health and Wellness
(902) 368-5610
shughes@gov.pe.ca 

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

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca