Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said the alert level would be re-evaluated after two weeks.
Newfoundland and Labrador has returned to Alert Level 4 because of its response to the COVID19 pandemic, but it looks a little different from the last time the province was there, in February.
Revised Alert Level 4 was announced by Chief Health Officer, Dr Janice Fitzgerald, on Monday, the same day the province reported a record 519 new COVID19 cases in just one day.
The changes relate to the size of gatherings and the number of people allowed to participate in informal gatherings, Fitzgerald said. Until the change is reassessed on January 17, here’s how things will look across the province.
According to Fitzgerald, as part of the modified warning level 4, residents are required to maintain a “tight 10”. This is a group of 10 close and consistent contacts from outside the household bubble, such as grandparents and close friends. Keep in mind that the contacts Fitzgerald emphasized should be kept as low as possible and that somebody’s tight 10 people also have their own tight 10.
Informal gatherings are restricted to close proximity to people, while formal gatherings such as weddings, funerals, funerals, religious and cultural ceremonies are limited to 50 people or 25% of capacity, whichever is less. Must be and must be maintained at a physical distance. Except for cultural dance, the use of the dance floor is prohibited.
Public visits can continue at alert level 4, but visit budget bubbles at once, but wake is not prohibited.
Retail stores, including shopping malls, can reduce capacity and stay physically remote. Toiletries such as hair salons and spas are also open.
The restaurant can open up to 50 percent capacity for personal dining as long as the physical distance between the tables can be respected.
Only 6 people can sit at one table and buffets are prohibited. The bars, lounges, cinemas, and bingo halls remain closed.