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No burning permits on P.E.I. for the next week with offices closed

P.E.I.’s forest, fish and wildlife division says burning permits will not be issued for the next week with the department’s offices closed to the public because of COVID-19.

Officials say closures will be re-evaluated weekly, based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic

Burning permits are required to burn grasses, leaves, branches and other wood-related waste outdoors between March 15 and Nov. 30. (CBC)

P.E.I.'s forests, fish and wildlife division says burning permits will not be issued for the next week with the department's offices closed to the public because of COVID-19.

Officials say the closure of these offices will be re-evaluated weekly — based on the status of the pandemic.

Burning permits are required to burn grasses, leaves, branches and other wood-related waste outdoors between March 15 and Nov. 30.

Forests, fish and wildlife offices are located in Charlottetown, St. Peters and Richmond. 

Many municipalities have their own fire regulations and issue their own burning permits, including Souris, Georgetown, Montague, Stratford, Charlottetown, Cornwall, Kensington, Summerside and Alberton.

COVID-19: What you need to know

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Tiredness.

But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia, which can lead to death.

Health Canada has built a self-assessment tool.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Isolate yourself and call 811. Do not visit an emergency room or urgent care centre to get tested. A health professional at 811 will give you advice and instructions.

How can I protect myself?

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean regularly touched surfaces regularly.
  • Practise physical distancing.

More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government's website.

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