Prince Edward Island prepares for Phase 4 of Renew PEI Together plan
Prince Edward Island will move to further relax restrictions as Phase 4 begins on Friday, June 26.
Dr. Morrison reminded Islanders that continuing to practicephysical 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 restrictions ease.
Phase 4 highlights include:
- Larger organized gatherings – organized gatherings of up to 50 people will be re-introduced, including for worship services, organized sports, day camps and events like weddings and funerals.
- Personal gathering limits – limits will remain at no more than 15 people indoor and 20 people outdoor while maintaining physical distancing with individuals who are not part of a person’s household.
- Long-Term Care visitation – anticipated scheduled indoor visits with up to two individuals at one time and additional access for clergy will be permitted at both private and public Long-Term Care facilities.
- Businesses – additional businesses providing personal services, such as facials and piercings, can open. Accommodations will open for non-PEI residents, including campgrounds, hospitality homes, inns and bed and breakfasts.
- Child care – licensed child care centres can accept an additional three children who are between 22 months and school entry age. Unlicensed child care centres and day camps will continue to operate under current requirements.
- Health care – all non-urgent health care services will resume.
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
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