Provincial Alert Levels and Gathering Limits

Provided by: COVID-19: Provincial Regulations

Service Description

The Chief Public Health Office's alert system helps individuals and businesses figure out what types of activities/gatherings are allowed, limited or not allowed based on the current severity of the COVID-19 situation in PEI. Detailed information about each phase can be found online. The 3 phases are:
  • New Normal (Green)
  • Caution (Yellow)
  • Restricted (Red)
  • Note: Other phases may be created by government if necessary
Post Circuit Breaker Holiday Measures are currently in effect.

During this time, the following measures are in place for this period:
  • Atlantic Travel Bubble is suspended
  • Family and Friends: Personal gatherings are permitted: household plus up to 10 additional individuals indoors or outdoors; these individuals should be as consistent as possible and physical distancing maintained as best possible. Households that have a member with symptoms or in self-isolation should not host gatherings. Those with symptoms or in self-isolation are not to visit other households.
  • Gatherings (including religious ones, funerals, weddings, and sporting events): Organized gathering limit of 50 for activities including concerts, worship services, bingo halls, and movie theatres. Three additional multiples of 50 are allowed with prior approval of the operational plan (up to 200 total); does not apply to weddings and funerals (50 only plus officiants). Organized gatherings cannot occur in personal dwellings. Select venues can apply for larger capacity (4 cohorts of 50) provided they have a new operational plan approved.
  • Recreation: Gyms, fitness facilities, museums, and libraries can operate at capacity provided physical distancing and other measures are maintained.
  • Business and NGOs: Retail stores, markets, and craft fairs can operate at capacity provided physical distancing and other health measures are maintained. In-room dining at restaurants and licensed establishments is permitted with a 12am closing time, maximum table size of 10 people from the same group, people should be seated at all times, and a limit of 50 people with a up to three additional groups of 50 with an approved operational plan. Personal services are permitted to have walk-in clients as long as an operational plan is in place. Non-medical masks must be worn at all times by staff and patrons.
  • Child Care: Unlicensed and licensed can operate at 100% capacity with physical distancing.
  • Health Care (including community): In person residential day programs and mental health and addictions programs to continue.
  • Public Services: Should be available in-person, by phone, virtual, delivery or pickup.
  • Education and Training: Full-time classroom learning for K-12 with public health measures in place and a contingency plan for remote learning. Post-secondary education and training through online and/or in-person learning with public health measures in place.
  • Long-term Care: Up to two partners in care with visitors permitted in designated areas. Residents permitted to travel only in the company of partners in care, or for exceptional circumstances. Restricted staff movement between all long term care facilities.
Complete details:


Open to all
No fees
How to Access:
Visit website or call
Documents Required:
Not applicable
Program Hours:
24/7 message service
Program Phone Numbers:
English * French
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

Service Locations & Contact Info

      • Coverage Area:
        Prince Edward Island
      • 24/7 message service