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Renew PEI Together

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Renew PEI, Together outlines the guiding principles and phased approach to reopening businesses, services and public spaces. The plan will be implemented in four distinct phases with a progressive lifting of public health measures on individuals, communities and organizations over three-week periods. Progression will be gradual and constantly evaluated based on the latest public health information from PEI's Chief Public Health Office. Decisions during each phase will be based on public health evidence and continuous monitoring. If there are concerns about moving into a next phase, progress will be slowed, halted or even reversed to continue to protect the health and safety of Islanders.

Starting May 1, 2020

Limited outdoor gatherings and non-contact outdoor recreational activities

No more than five individuals involving people from different households, while maintaining physical distance (e.g. deck and driveway visits, walks)

  • Allow recreational activities including, for example:
    • Walking, hiking, cycling and motorcycling
    • Golf courses, driving ranges and shooting ranges
    • Current PEI residents going to their own seasonal properties on PEI
    • Recreational fishing, including inland and tidal water fisheries and all recreational shellfish
    • Marinas and yacht clubs
  • Do not share food, plates or cutlery.
  • Do not share equipment among people from different households for recreational purposes.
Outdoor gatherings defined as no more than a total of five people from different households can get together for non-contact outdoor recreational activities.

Re-opening of select outdoor and construction services

The following services will now be able to serve the public:

  • landscaping
  • outdoor construction (e.g. decks, roofing, fencing)
  • new construction including roads, and indoor projects as per physical distancing guidelines
  • watershed clean-up and stream maintenance
  • pool maintenance and construction
  • outdoor photography, etc.

Child care services

Child care for essential service workers is available.

Priority non-urgent health care services

It is recommended that health care delivery continue virtually where possible and feasible. Workers are encouraged to use personal protective equipment (PPE) as recommended by point-of-care risk assessment and/or as recommended depending on your practice/location.

  • A phased approach to reintroducing certain elective surgeries and other priority services (e.g. cardiac supports, cancer screening, immunizations) that have been identified and assessed to mitigate long term significant health impacts while maintaining capacity to treat COVID-19 patients.
  • Select health service providers, including, for example:
    • physiotherapists;
    • optometrists and opticians;
    • chiropractors;
    • foot care providers;
    • occupational therapy;
    • naturopaths

Public services

Priority public services

Education

Home-based learning options, with some limited activities, will continue.

Long-term care

Visitor restrictions remain in place.

Starting May 22, 2020

Small indoor gatherings, larger outdoor gatherings and limited recreation activities

Re-introducing indoor gatherings of no more than five individuals and outdoor gatherings of no more than 10 individuals involving people from different households, as well as non-contact indoor recreational activities, while maintaining physical distance.

  • indoor gatherings such as watching a movie and/or socializing, for example
  • if sharing food, no buffet style serving and do not share utensils
  • do not share equipment among people from different households for recreational purposes

Retail businesses and select indoor services

Allow additional businesses to re-open to serve the public including:

  • retail outlets - no trying on clothing in stores
  • greenhouses and nurseries
  • remaining construction, maintenance and repair services,
  • cleaning and restoration services
  • extermination and pest control
  • car washes
  • bottle depots
  • select personal services including hairdressers, barbers, and pet grooming.

Businesses open to the public must take every reasonable step to minimize interaction of individuals within 2 metres.

Unlicensed and licensed child care

Allow all unlicensed child care providers and licensed child care centres to re-open and operate under the guidance set by the Chief Public Health Office.

Additional non-urgent health care services

It is recommended that health care delivery continue virtually where possible and feasible. Workers are encouraged to use personal protective equipment (PPE) as recommended by point-of-care risk assessment and/or as recommended depending on your practice/location.

  • Continue a phased approach to reintroduce certain elective surgeries and other priority services (e.g. cardiac supports, cancer screening, immunizations) that have been identified and assessed to mitigate long term significant health impacts while maintaining capacity to treat COVID-19 patients.
  • Additional health service providers, including:
    • registered massage therapists
    • acupuncturists
    • acupressurists
  • Emergency dental care services to be done in office

Public services

Additional public services

Education

Home-based learning options, with some limited activities.

Long-term care

Visitor restrictions remain in place.

Potential Start June 12, 2020

Slightly larger indoor and outdoor gatherings

Potential to re-introduce gatherings of no more than 15 people indoor, and 20 people outdoors (for example, religious gatherings, large families having visitors or playing frisbee in the park)

  • maintain physical distancing with individuals who are not part of one’s household
  • permitted to share equipment among individuals from different households when necessary and with precautions (e.g. soccer ball, library book, trying on clothes)

Organized recreational activities and facilities

Potential to re-introduce organized recreational activities, recreational facilities, services and public spaces while following physical distancing and mass gathering guidance:

  • organized recreational activities permitted may include:
    • soccer
    • baseball
    • football
    • tennis
    • day camps
  • recreational facilities allowed to re-open may include:
    • swimming pools, hot tubs and outdoor spas
    • arenas, wellness recreational centres
    • bowling alleys
    • gyms and fitness facilities
    • yoga and pilates studios
  • public spaces permitted to re-open may include:
    • art galleries
    • libraries
    • youth centres and community centres

Personal services, indoor dining and accommodations

Potential to re-open such services for PEI residents only

  • Additional personal services permitted to re-open may include:
    • nail and other salons and spas
    • tattoo and piercing studios
  • Indoor dining at food premises permitted with the following restrictions:
    • no recreational spaces open (for example, pool tables, dance floor, VLTs)
    • no buffet style serving
    • no sharing of utensils
    • only members of a household can dine together
  • Accommodations permitted to re-open for PEI residents only:
    • campgrounds
    • hospitality homes
    • inns
    • bed and breakfasts

Occupancy guidelines for accommodations are forthcoming following consultation with industry.

Child care

Unlicensed and licensed child care centres permitted to re-open.

Health care

  • Continued transition to increased non-urgent health services.
  • Urgent dental care services to be done in office.

Public services

Further public services

Education

Home-based learning options, with some limited activities.

Long-term care

Visitor restrictions remain in place.