COVID-19 Information and Updates
The province is currently at Alert Level 4.
The Town of Carbonear are taking measures as it relates to COVID-19 to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the various public health agencies and the federal and provincial governments to do its part to protect its employees, while continuing to maintain essential services. It is taking other measures to reduce transmission.
What is the Town doing?
The Town is committed to working with you.
The Town is making protection of its employees and residents’ priority while continuing to maintain essential services. Measures and resources have been put in place to allow employees to comply with guidelines on social distancing, good hygiene habits and to follow advice of public health officials, if symptoms are exhibited.
The Town recommends that residents follow the guidelines and information being provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the federal and provincial health agencies, and the federal and provincial governments.
For updated information and recommendations from both the provincial and federal government regarding COVID-19, please see the following links:
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:
Government of Canada:
COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool can be found online here:
The Town will post any updates here or through social media.
May 11, 2020 : Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is at Alert Level 4.
What does this mean?
Life at Alert Level 4:
• Follow Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels.
• Stay at home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications.
• You can expand your household bubble to include one other household (effective April 30, 2020).
• If you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact 811.
Public Spaces and Gatherings:
.• Gatherings are expanded to 10 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained.
• Gatherings at funerals, burials and weddings are restricted to no more than 10 people.
• Visitations and wakes remain prohibited.
.• Recreational angling and hunting are permitted.
• Golf courses can open with restrictions in place.
• Municipal parks are open. Please Note: playgrounds, softball fields, soccer fields, and recreation facilities remain closed)
• Playground equipment in municipal parks is not to be used.
• Campsites remain closed.
• Gym and fitness facilities, yoga studios, tennis and squash facilities, arenas, dance studios and performance spaces remain closed.
• Outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, or riding your bike, are encouraged as long as physical distancing can be maintained and you are not required to self-isolate for any reason.
Health Care services:
• Regional health authorities will begin to allow some health care services to resume.
• Private health care clinics remain closed, except for urgent and emergent care, with virtual care options available for non-urgent care.
• All visitor restrictions in health care remain in place.
• Orders for long term care, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities remain in place.
Businesses and Services:
• Limited expansion of childcare services.
• Professional services such as accounting firms, law firms, and financial services can offer in-person services. Work from home policies are encouraged, where possible.
• In-person worker and workplace safety training will be permitted (e.g. Standard First Aid, Basic Safety Training, food safety, etc.).
• Gardening centers can open for in-person sales and service.
• Landscaping and lawn care services can operate.
• Animal daycares can resume operations.
• Retail stores that do not offer essential services, bars and lounges, cinemas, and personal service establishments remain closed.
• Restaurants remain closed for in-person dining.
March 24, 2020
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.
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.