Effective March 18, 2020, the Minister of Health and Community Services declared COVID-19 a public health emergency under the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act. The following facilities are ordered to close:
Gyms and fitness facilities, including yoga studios, tennis and squash facilities
Businesses that hold a license under the Liquor Control Act whose primary purpose is the consumption of beer, wine, or spirits
Personal services establishments including spas, esthetic services, hair salons, body piercing, tattooing and tanning salons
Retail stores, unless those stores provide services essential to life, health or personal safety of individuals and animals. See the Special Measures Order above for details.
Restaurants are permitted to offer take-out, delivery and drive-thru services. In-person dining is prohibited.
Gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited. This includes funerals, visitation and weddings.
Visitation to long-term care and personal care homes is prohibited, unless for exceptional circumstances, including end of life.
Anyone arriving to Newfoundland and Labrador from outside of Canada on or after March 14, 2020 at 7:00pm NDT is required to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival in Canada.
Anyone arriving to the province from outside of Newfoundland and Labrador on or after March 20, 2020 is required to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival.
There are exemptions to these orders. Please refer to the Exemptions Order issued on March 21, 2020 for more details.
A person found in breach of these orders could face a fine or jail time. A corporation found in breach of these orders could face a fine of $5,000 to $50,000.