P.E.I. has relaxed some of its COVID-19 restrictions just in time for Mother’s Day.
Members of a household can now gather indoors with up to five other people from different households, and outdoors with up to 10 other people. The new rules came into place Friday.
That means some families will be able to gather for Mother’s Day celebrations.
If you’re looking for some music to play for your get-together, here is what some Islanders have been listening to during the pandemic.
On a poster board at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, visitors and staff have been writing messages about what they plan to do when the pandemic is over.
Some Access P.E.I. locations will open to the public beginning May 12 with modified service, the province says.
The next COVID-19 briefing by the P.E.I. government and Chief Public Health Office is scheduled for Monday. As of Friday, there were no new confirmed cases on P.E.I. All 27 previous cases have recovered.
Dr. Heather Morrison told CBC News: Compass what Islanders should expect going forward now that restrictions are beginning to lift.
She said she is committed to re-evaluating the ease-back plan, and is in discussions with the P.E.I. Restaurant Association about the possibility of opening to indoor dining earlier than the June 12 scheduled date.
Charlottetown’s outdoor ball hockey rink, basketball courts and skateboard park have reopened, but only five people are permitted to use the facilities at one time and physical distancing of two metres must be maintained. As well, sporting equipment, such as basketballs, must not be shared between members of different households.
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COVID-19: What you need to know
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Common symptoms include:
But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia, which can lead to death.
Health Canada has built a self-assessment tool.
What should I do if I feel sick?
Isolate yourself and call 811. Do not visit an emergency room or urgent care centre to get tested. A health professional at 811 will give you advice and instructions.
How can I protect myself?
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean regularly touched surfaces regularly.
- Practise physical distancing.
More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government’s website.