Province Announces Reopening Plan


The province unveiled its reopening plan today. The plan is titled "Together Again".

The transition will begin between June 15 to July 1.


For formal gatherings outdoor gatherings up to 150 people with physical distancing. Community fireworks, parades and outdoor ceremonial events are permitted with physical distancing.


Personal Gatherings are limited to 30 people outdoors. Indoor personal gatherings limited to a household and their Steady 20.


Outdoor sports tournaments permitted as part of Return to Play Plans. Offices and Workplaces will begin a gradual return.


Step 1 (as early as July 1)

The criteria for Step 1 are:

  • About 75 percent of people ages 12 years and older are vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine AND Low COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations.

Travel

  • Non-essential travel from within Canada permitted.

  • Fully vaccinated Canadians have no testing or self-isolation requirements.

  • Partially vaccinated Canadians must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result administered within three days of their departure date, or self-isolate following arrival until receipt of a negative test result.

  • Unvaccinated Canadians must self-isolate for 14 days following arrival.

  • Mixed groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated adult travellers follow the rules for unvaccinated travellers.

  • Vaccinated adults travelling with unvaccinated children under the age of 12 years follow the rules applicable to the adults’ vaccination status.

  • Newfoundlanders and Labradorians returning home from out-of-province travel will be required to follow the rules above according to their vaccination status.

  • Rotational workers and essential workers:

  • Fully and partially vaccinated rotational workers coming from non-outbreak sites follow the rules above for Canadian travellers.

  • Fully and partially vaccinated rotational workers coming from outbreak sites are tested upon arrival and self-isolate until receipt of a negative test result.

  • Fully and partially vaccinated essential workers follow the rules above for Canadian travellers.

  • Unvaccinated workers follow current testing and isolation protocols.

Formal Gatherings

  • Outdoor gatherings up to 250 people with physical distancing.

  • Indoor gatherings up to 200 people or 75 percent capacity with physical distancing (whichever is less).

  • Larger venues can have separated cohorts with physical distancing.

  • Funeral home visitation up to 25 people at a time.

  • Dancing permitted at weddings.

Personal Gatherings

  • Outdoor personal gatherings up to 50 people.

  • Indoor personal gatherings limited to a household and their Steady 20.

  • Wakes held outside of a funeral home/place of worship are permitted in accordance with the limit for personal gatherings.

  • Businesses

  • No capacity restrictions for retail stores as long as physical distancing can be maintained between patrons.

  • Restaurants and lounges can open at 75 percent capacity, with physical distancing maintained between patrons seated at adjacent tables. Self-serve buffets are prohibited.

Recreational Activities

  • Outdoor sports tournaments permitted with appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • Recreational and arts facilities follow the limits for formal gatherings.

  • Cohorting continues at child care centres, after-school programs and day camps; cohorts can be combined for outdoor play.

Offices and Workplaces

  • Continued return to work.

  • Workplaces can have small in-person meetings.



Step 2 (as early as August 15)

The criteria for Step 2 are:

  • About 80 per cent of people ages 12 years and older are vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine; AND About 50 per cent of people ages 12 years and older are vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine; AND Low COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations.

Travel

  • Fully and partially vaccinated Canadians have no testing or self-isolation requirements.

  • Unvaccinated Canadians are tested on day 7, 8 or 9, and self-isolate until receipt of a negative test result.

  • Mixed groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated adult travellers follow the rules for unvaccinated travellers.

  • Vaccinated adults travelling with unvaccinated children under the age of 12 years follow the rules applicable to the adults’ vaccination status.

  • Newfoundlanders and Labradorians returning home from out-of-province travel will be required to follow the rules above according to their vaccination status.

  • Rotational Workers and Essential Workers

  • Fully and partially vaccinated rotational workers coming from non-outbreak sites follow the rules above for Canadian travellers.

  • Fully and partially vaccinated rotational workers coming from outbreak sites are tested upon arrival and are not required to self-isolate.

  • Fully and partially vaccinated essential workers follow the rules above for Canadian travellers.

  • Unvaccinated workers follow current testing and isolation protocols.

Formal Gatherings

  • Outdoor gatherings up to 500 people with physical distancing.

  • Indoor gatherings up to 350 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

  • Larger indoor and outdoor venues can have separated cohorts with physical distancing.

  • Funeral home visitation up to 50 people at a time.

Personal Gatherings

  • Limited to the number of people that can fit in the space with physical distancing.

  • Businesses

  • No capacity restrictions at restaurants and lounges, with physical distancing, maintained between patrons seated at adjacent tables. Self-serve buffets are prohibited.

  • Dance floors permitted.

Recreational Activities

  • Indoor and outdoor sports tournaments permitted with appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • Recreational and arts facilities follow the limits for formal gatherings.

  • Cohorting continues at child care centres, after-school programs and day camps; large group outdoor activities are permitted.

Offices and Workplaces

  • Continued return to work.

  • Larger meetings and conferences can happen.


Step 3 (as early as September 15)

The criteria for Step 3 are:

  • About 80 percent of people ages 12 years and older are vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, AND Low COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations.

Travel

  • Fully and partially vaccinated Canadians have no testing or self-isolation requirements.

  • Unvaccinated Canadians self-isolate until receipt of a negative test result.

  • Mixed groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated adult travellers follow the rules for unvaccinated travellers.

  • Vaccinated adults travelling with unvaccinated children under the age of 12 years follow the rules applicable to the adults’ vaccination status.

  • Newfoundlanders and Labradorians returning home from out-of-province travel will be required to follow the rules above according to their vaccination status.

  • Rotational Workers and Essential Workers

  • Fully and partially vaccinated rotational workers coming from non-outbreak sites have no testing or self-isolation requirements.

  • Fully and partially vaccinated rotational workers coming from outbreak sites are tested upon arrival but are not required to self-isolate.

  • Fully and partially vaccinated essential workers have no testing or self-isolation requirements.

  • Unvaccinated workers follow current testing and isolation protocols.

Formal Gatherings

  • Outdoor gatherings have no capacity restrictions with physical distancing.

  • Increased capacity at indoor gatherings to be determined based on current evidence. This includes funeral home visitation.

  • Personal Gatherings

  • Limited to the number of people that can fit in the space with physical distancing.

Businesses

  • No capacity restrictions at restaurants and lounges, with physical distancing, maintained between patrons seated at adjacent tables. Self-serve buffets are prohibited.

  • Dance floors permitted.

  • Recreational Activities

  • Indoor and outdoor sports tournaments permitted with appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • Recreational and arts facilities follow the limits for formal gatherings.

Offices and Workplaces

  • Workplaces are back to normal with appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place, as required.