CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island will discontinue use of its COVID-19 vaccine passport next week.
Premier Dennis King says proof of vaccination won’t be required to access restaurants, bars, gyms and other venues as of Feb. 28.
The province is also lifting on Feb. 28 the requirement for unvaccinated people arriving on the Island to self-isolate, but they will have to be tested for COVID-19 upon entry and on their second and fourth days in the province.
Masks are still required in indoor public spaces and limits remain on the size of gatherings.
King and chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison both say while the pandemic is not over, the Island is in a good place as a result of a high uptake in vaccinations.
There are two people hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 and another two who tested positive after being admitted for other reasons.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2022.