by Hockey PEI Communications / @HockeyPEI

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Further to Tuesday’s announcement regarding the new restrictions which have taken effect today, there are a few clarifications to note:

TOURNAMENTS: Hockey PEI and the CPHO have been fielding a number of calls around the clarification on the tournament protocols.  Some new language has been posted to the Government public information page – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/temporary-covid-19-measures

Please note the updated language on tournaments:

  • No tournaments are permitted in PEI with more than 50 participants mixing over the span of the day regardless of age of participants.
  • Games, training, and regular league play is permitted with no more than 50 individuals over span of the day.
    • Multiple cohorts of 50 participants are permitted at a recreational facility over the span of a day as long as physical distancing of 2m/6ft is maintained between different cohorts, and during short periods of interaction at shared areas like entry/exit points, washrooms, concession stands, hallways, etc.
    • Most recreational facilities have previous operational plans with cohorts of 50 participants; they should update their current operational plans, but they are not required to seek a further approval of their operational plan and can reach out to envhealth@ihis.org with any questions.

This permits tournaments/competition as long as the 50-person cohort per day restriction is observed.  Events like the 2Line Grind, curling bonspiels, etc. can proceed for now under those parameters.

AFFILIATE PLAYERS: Furthermore, to air on the side of caution and to follow CPHO recommendation of keeping our circles small, members are not permitted to Affiliate with a team if they are participating in their own team activity in the same day. I.e., If you are a member of the U13 AAA Central Attack and you attend your team practices at 8:00am on Saturday, you could not AP with the Major U15 AAA Central Attack at 7:00pm that evening.

 

FROM TUESDAY: 

GAMES & PRACTICES: Regular practices and league games can occur involving a maximum of 50 participants per day (not including spectators). Example – If your O’Leary Maroons U11 team plays at home on Saturday morning and wants to play another game in Charlottetown against the Abbies that evening, they would not be permitted to play the second game against the Abbies.

TRAVEL: There will be no travel to or from PEI for people to participate in organized recreational activities, including sports, regardless of age. The Maritime Junior Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League are exempt from these travel restrictions, at this time.

  • Furthermore, everyone travelling to PEI will be asked to wait for two hours for their result of their point of entry test, before joining their family or going to a public place. Individuals arriving in PEI are strongly recommended to test on day 4 and to follow modified isolation during those first four days. This means not attending large gatherings, larger personal gatherings, or visiting those in long term care, community care or other congregate settings. They should also avoid visiting with immune compromised or elderly individuals until their day four test if possible.

MASKS – Masks will continue to be required in indoor public places, preferably a medical grade or three-layer mask worm properly over both the nose and mouth. Masks can be removed when actively eating or drinking and can no longer be removed when seated at organized gatherings like worship services or concerts. Masks should be worn in workplaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained and in any outdoor spaces when you are in close contact with people from outside your household.

  • Moving forward, Team Pictures are still permitted, however, masks must be worn at all times while doing so. They may post these pictures online should they follow these measures. Please ensure all teams are made aware of this.

 TOURNAMENTS: See clarification above. 

As always, everyone is encouraged to follow routine prevention measures:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • Get vaccinated
  • Wear a non-medical mask in indoor places
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Limit touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Keep your circle of contacts small
  • Physical distance – stay two meters (6 feet) apart
  • Don’t share items like drinking glasses and water bottles
  • Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs, and countertops
  • Visit a drop-in-clinic to be tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms

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