New Church Limits effective Christmas Eve

December 23, 2021

Additional public health measures effective December 24; 35 new cases of COVID-19

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced new public health measures that will come into effect on December 24.

“With record numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the last number of days and a record number of active cases in PEI, additional measures will be added,” said Dr. Morrison. “These additional steps to limit gatherings and contacts are in effort to prevent further community transmission of COVID-19 in our province.” 

Effective 8:00 am December 24, 2021, the following measures will be in effect until January 8, 2022:

  • Wedding receptions, funeral receptions and wakes/visitations will not be permitted.
  • All organized gatherings, such as worship services, theatres, wedding and funeral ceremonies, concerts, etc. must operate with a maximum of 50 people with physical distancing with individuals from different households. Venues may have up to 50 per cent capacity, with a maximum of 50 participants plus staff and officiants. Multiple cohorts of 50 are not permitted.
  • Worship services can only have one person singing; no choirs or congregational singing is permitted.
  • Day camps will be limited to participant groups of 15 over the span of one day, with physical distancing and masks. (This does not include licensed early learning and child care centres, or licensed school-aged centres, as they are already operating with elevated precautions in place.)