Charlottetown, PE (December 17, 2021) – The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement regarding the new restrictions and public health measures announced today:

“Like all Islanders, the Chamber and our members throughout the business community found today’s announcement of new restrictions to be unfortunate and frustrating,” said Chamber CEO Robert Godfrey. “We do understand these balanced decisions were necessary to get ahead of the Omicron variant that is quickly spreading throughout our region.”

The Chamber noted that the holiday season is a crucial time for many businesses who rely on the season for additional revenues to carry them through the winter months.

“While reduced capacity is not ideal, we are relieved to see that businesses can continue to stay open while keeping Islanders safe,” said Godfrey. “We have been here before and done what is necessary to adapt. We encourage all Islanders to shop local whenever and wherever you can in the spirit of community – we will get through this together.”



New restrictions, which are effective as of Saturday, December 18 at 8:00 AM until at least January 8, 2022, include:

  • Personal gatherings are reduced to 10 individuals plus household members.
  • Physical distancing in public spaces and businesses will be a legal requirement rather than a suggestion.
  • Capacity in public spaces such as retailers, gyms, casinos, and theatres and at Vax Pass events will be reduced to 50%.
  • Restaurants must space tables at least six feet apart, with a maximum table size of ten.

To view all of the latest restrictions, click here.


About The Chamber:

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce connects business and community and is PEI’s largest business advocacy organization with more than 1100 members. For more information on the Chamber, visit


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