The Provincial Government unveiled their plans today for “Life with COVID-19” in our province. Restrictions will be lifted slowly within an “Alert Level” set-up. Currently we sit at Alert Level 5 with all our current Public Health Restrictions. On May 11th we move to “Level 4”, and will move down the levels every 28 days there-after based solely on the case load. Government has stated that they can go back up the levels at any time and bring restrictions back into place if the situation around case loads find it necessary.
So what does this mean for camping?
- Level 4 (Starting May 11th) states – Campsites remain closed.
- At Level 3 (approx June 8th in perfect case conditions) – Campsites are permitted to open for day use only, with restrictions on public spaces.
- At Level 2 (approx July 6th, again based on perfect case conditions) – Campsites are permitted to offer overnight stays with some restrictions in place for public spaces.
These dates of course are not set in stone and could change based on the cases of COVID-19 in the province and if there is a surge in cases that threaten to overwhelm the healthcare system. But at least we now have a time-line to draw from on when camping season can begin. We will update regularly as we move through the Levels.
For anyone who’d like more information on the changes to restrictions on each level, visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-