The PEI Government announced today that the Modified Red Phase will be ending at midnight tonight, with a return to Circuit Breaker measures, which go until March 14 at 8 am. A number of these measures impact PEI curling facilities and Curl PEI Events. As well, there have been a few changes, including allowing inside food and beverage consumption with certain restrictions.
These time-limited interventions are being put into place in order to get control of the situation at hand and break the chain of transmission of COVID-19. The measures will be reassessed throughout.
These restrictions override all other existing sector-specific public health guidance.
The Circuit Breaker measures, in brief, will include:
- Rehearsals and individual or team practices are permitted in accordance with gathering limits, but games, tournaments and competitions are not permitted;
- In-person consumption of food and beverage at food premises and licensed facilities is permitted, with a 10 pm closing time; maximum table size of six
- People should be seated at all times, except for going to washrooms and entering/exiting
- Limit of 50 people with physical distancing between seated dining parties (no additional cohorts permitted)
- Each household can identify up to six (6) consistent individuals to gather with indoors or outdoors, physical distancing should be maintained;
- Organized gatherings are limited to 50 people for activities including concerts, worship services and movie theatres, no additional cohorts are permitted. Physical distancing should be maintained;
- Weddings and funerals will continue to be for up to 50 people (plus officiants), but no wedding or funeral receptions are permitted;
- Supervised gyms and fitness facilities can operate at up to 50% of standard operating capacity with additional cleaning;
- Museums and libraries can operate at 50% capacity;
- Retail stores, markets and craft fairs can operate at 50% of standard operating capacity, provided entrances and exits are monitored to ensure that capacity is not exceeded;
- Personal services may operate on an appointment basis provided a non-medical mask is worn at all times by staff and patrons;
- Child care centres may continue to operate at full capacity;
- Full time classroom learning K-12 can resume, with public health measures in place; and
- Long-term care can continue to have up to three (3) partners in care and up to six (6) designated visitors.
For more detailed information visit: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-19-circuit-breaker-measures-march-4-2021#utm_source=redirect&utm_medium=url&utm_campaign=CircuitBreaker