NL Enters Alert Level Three

There were no new cases of COVID-19 in the province over the weekend.

As of today, Newfoundland and Labrador enters Alert Level Three.

  • In addition to the other household in your bubble, you can further expand your bubble beyond two households. Bubble guidelines will be released as this Alert Level approaches.

  • Gatherings at funerals, burials and weddings are expanded to 20 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained. Visitations and wakes remain prohibited.

  • Campsites are permitted to open for limited overnight camping, with restrictions.

  • Summer day camps can operate, with restrictions.

  • Medium-risk outdoor recreational activities can resume (e.g., sports). Spectators must maintain physical distancing.

  • Outdoor pools can operate with a limited number of people.

  • Playground equipment in municipal parks is not to be used.

  • 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.

On the health care side of things, private health care clinics can reopen in accordance with guidelines. Regional health authorities will continue to allow some health care services to resume. Orders for long term care, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities remain in place.

Today retail stores, including those in shopping malls, can open with restrictions. Retail stores are permitted to sell scratch and break open lotto tickets in store. Personal service establishments, including spas, esthetic services, hair salons, body piercing, tattooing and tanning salons, can open in accordance with guidelines. Restaurants can re-open at reduced occupancy; buffets remain prohibited. Bars, lounges and cinemas remain closed.