COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, May 16

More restrictions have been eased on P.E.I. this weekend.

Visitor restrictions relax for palliative care

The tennis courts at Victoria Park are open for singles play. (Kevin Baillie)

More restrictions have been eased on P.E.I. this weekend.

The province's palliative-care facilities will be increasing the number of designated visitors allowed for compassionate reasons.

Beginning Saturday, up to two visitors per patient will be permitted in palliative care, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics and pediatric care. Restrictions at long-term care facilities will remain in place for now. 

The tennis courts at Victoria Park in Charlottetown have reopened.

There will be five courts opened for unorganized recreational singles play. Physical distancing of two metres must be maintained, and no sharing of equipment is permitted between different households.

Pride P.E.I. is planning to have a celebration during Pride Week in July, whether it is all online or a combination of online and live events. On Sunday, Pride P.E.I. is asking Islanders to display a rainbow in recognition of International Day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.

Lobster fishermen set their traps on Friday, two weeks later than normal. (Brian McInnis/CBC)

UPEI will adopt a "blended framework" for the fall semester that includes online instruction for some programs and in-person, on-campus instruction for others.

The newcomers association on P.E.I. is rolling out a social media campaign next week to combat some racist comments that have been circulating since the pandemic began.

P.E.I.'s oldest businesses have been through tough times before, including wars and economic downturns — but they say it's nothing like the COVID-19 pandemic.

P.E.I. has had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 17 days. All 27 previous cases have recovered.

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Further resources

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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