Most of NL Moves to Alert Level 4
As of midnight tonight most of the province will move to Alert Level 4. The exception will be the Avalon Peninsula.
Here is what Alert Level 4 consists of:
Follow Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels.
Stay at home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications.
You can expand your household bubble to include one other household.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms please use the Self-Assessment and Testing Referral tool or contact 811 if online services are not accessible.
Public Spaces and Gatherings:
Gatherings at funerals, burials and weddings are restricted to no more than 10 people, as long as physical distancing can be maintained.
Visitations and wakes remain prohibited.
Recreational angling and hunting are permitted.
Golf courses can open with restrictions in place.
Municipal parks are open.
Outdoor playgrounds and equipment can be used, where owner/operators allow.
Campsites remain closed.
Gym and fitness facilities, yoga studios, tennis and squash facilities, arenas, dance studios and performance spaces remain closed.
Outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, or riding your bike, are encouraged as long as physical distancing can be maintained and you are not required to self-isolate for any reason.
Health care services:
Regional health authorities will begin to allow some health care services to resume.
Private health care clinics are closed, except those of physicians and nurse practitioners. Closed clinics can offer urgent and emergent care, and virtual options can be offered for non-urgent care.
All visitor restrictions in health care remain in place.
Orders for long term care, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities remain in place.
Businesses and Services:
Limited expansion of child care services.
Professional services such as accounting firms and law firms can offer in-person services. Work from home policies are encouraged, where possible.
In-person worker and workplace safety training will be permitted (e.g. Standard First Aid, Basic Safety Training, food safety, etc.).
Gardening centres can open for in-person sales and service.
Landscaping and lawn care services can operate.
Animal daycares can resume operations.
Retail stores that do not offer essential services, bars and lounges, cinemas, and personal service establishments remain closed.
Restaurants remain closed for in-person dining.