COVID-19 & Return to Play

UPDATE From CPHO - September 22, 2021

 

Teams travelling off-Island or to PEI for sports tournaments and competitions

Interprovincial travel is higher risk, however, borders between the Atlantic Provinces remain open at this time.  The decision to travel for interprovincial tournaments and competitions is at the discretion of individual sport associations.  If travelling, the following testing precautions are recommended:

  • All PEI participants and travellers in a tournament/competition who are not fully vaccinated should have a negative test prior to leaving PEI
  • All NB, NS, and NL participants and travellers coming to PEI and who are not fully vaccinated should be tested upon arrival in PEI
  • All PEI, NB, NS, and NL participants and travellers age 12 and older who are unvaccinated (not partially or fully vaccinated) will have to isolate for 8 days upon arrival in PEI (as per normal travel measures)
  • All PEI participants and travellers age 12 and older who are partially or fully vaccinated should get tested when they arrive back in PEI before going to school, and again on days 4 and 8
  • All PEI participants and travellers age 11 or under should get tested when they arrive back in PEI before going to school, and again on days 4 and 8

 

Testing is available at drop-in clinics in Charlottetown, Summerside, Borden, Montague, and O’Leary.  Individuals can request rapid tests at these sites if desired (for example if they have to get a test before leaving for a tournament and need a rapid response).  More information on testing is available here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-19-testing-in-pei

 

Travel information for the other Atlantic provinces:

New Brunswick:

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/travel.html

Nova Scotia:

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/travel/

Newfoundland and Labrador

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/travel/travel-restrictions/

 

Key Operational Guidelines

Develop an operational plan detailing methods to mitigate transmission of disease.

Take every reasonable step to ensure physical distancing (including employees and/or clients) of two metres (six feet) between each other.

Take every reasonable step required to prevent employees who are required to self-isolate from entering workplaces.

Develop and follow an exclusion policy that ensures symptomatic employees are immediately excluded from work activities.

Ensure enhanced cleaning and disinfection of shared areas and surfaces.

Ensure hand washing stations or hand sanitizing products are available and accessible to all employees.

Take every reasonable step to include contact tracing in your activities.

Manage your risks/controls

  • 1 Stay home when sick
  • 2 Physical distancing
  • 3 Engineering controls – e.g., physical barriers when physical distancing is not possible
  • 4 Administrative controls – e.g., screening questionnaires before participation, waivers, declarations, contract tracing
  • 5 5. PPE – e.g., non-medical mask

Masks

Effective 8:00 am on Friday, September 17;

  • Non-medical masks will be mandatory for all Islanders in indoor places;
  • Exemptions to mandatory masks include, but are not limited to: children under the age of two years; children under the age of five years who will not wear a mask; valid medical reasons (such as active breathing problems); and anyone who cannot remove a mask without assistance.

Tournaments

Tournaments and similar events are permitted where the total number of people mixing does not exceed the organized gathering limits. https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/public-health-measures-guidance

Pre approval of the operational plan would be required  should the total number of people involved exceed gathering limits.  Expect reviews of operational plans to take 5-10 business days. All of our other guidance still applies, e.g. physical distancing etc.

 

Spectator guidance has been updated/clarified:

The number of individuals permitted to gather include any participants, volunteers and spectators present at or near the gathering. Paid staff are excluded from the gathering limit, within reason.

The count of spectators does not apply to people in vehicles or individuals who are transporting players and sitting or standing outside their cars, provided they do not mix with others.

Vigorous vocalizations such as cheering, yelling, singing, whistling, etc. that are not essential to the activity should be minimized as much as possible when in close proximity to others. This includes spectators, volunteers, staff and participants. If this is anticipated to be unavoidable, the social distance required between individuals of different households should be increased to 3.5 m or 12 ft.

Available to Organizations are various documents to support your activities, please contact Sport PEI for details:

Waiver

Assumption of Risk

COVID-19 Declaration

Remote Training Waiver