PEI COVID-19 Alert Level Red Measures with Modifications: March 2021

As of 12:01 am, Monday, 1 March 2021, Alert Level Red measures with modifications are coming into effect in PEI and will last 72 hours, until 12:01 am Thursday, 4 March, 2021. These measures are a time-limited intervention in order to get control of the situation at hand and break the chain of transmission of COVID-19.

These restrictions override all other existing sector specific public health guidance.

Essential services means services that the interruption of which would endanger the life, health or personal safety of the whole or part of the population or are essential to basic societal functioning.

Essential services are permitted to serve the public, however essential services should be delivered via telephone, virtual services, delivery, and pick-up, and with staff working from home where at all possible.

Non-essential businesses, services and organizations that are closed to the public may continue to operate serving the public by telephone, virtual services, delivery and pick-up.

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COVID-19 circuit breaker measures
Family and friends
  • No personal gatherings
  • Each household can associate with two (2) other consistent individuals for essential support
  • Individuals who live alone may associate with another household
Gatherings (including religious gatherings)
  • No organized gatherings
    • Funeral ceremonies no more than 10 people plus officiants
  • Recreational facilities, including gyms, fitness facilities, bingo halls, casinos, museums and libraries closed to the public
  • No organized sport and recreation
  • Outdoor public spaces for individual/household use with precautions
  • Non-contact outdoor recreational activities among one’s household (e.g. walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, angling, hunting) permitted
Business and NGOs
  • Essential services may serve the public in-person
    • For essential retail, 50% of the standard operating capacity1 of the retail space, and monitor entrances and exits to ensure that capacity is not exceeded
  • No in-person consumption of food and beverage at food premises and licensed facilities – take-out, drive-through and delivery only with enhanced precautions
  • Non-essential services able to operate by phone, virtual services, delivery or pick-up
Child care
  • Unlicensed and licensed childcare centres remain open
Health care (including community)
  • All health care services and health care providers may continue to operate as normal, including mental health and addictions,
Public services
  • Essential services may serve the public in-person
  • Non-essential public services to continue serving the public by phone, virtual services, delivery or pickup
Education and Training
  • K-12 schools closed
  • Remote learning for post-secondary education and training, where applicable
Long-term care
  • No change to current measures:
    • Up to three partners in care. Limited number of visitors permitted in designated areas.
    • Residents permitted to travel only in the company of partners in care, or for exceptional circumstances
    • Strict public health and control measures

Public Guidance Measures we can all take to prevent transmission of COVID-19:

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