Construction workers coming into PEI should be coming in for essential construction projects only. Those workers are considered exempted from the full requirements of self-isolation. However, when not at work, they must follow the self isolation protocol. It is important that those workers self-monitor for symptoms such as a new cough, fever and difficulty breathing. They must also practice good hand hygiene and social distancing (6 ft) from other workers to minimize the potential for illness transmission on the job site, within their accommodations and work vehicles. The project foreman should also be reviewing their employee illness protocols and enhancing the cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surface around the construction site and workplace vehicles.
Island construction workers returning home from an off-Island construction site, must also self isolate when they return to PEI. However, they are permitted to leave the Island to return to their job site. The practices noted above must also be followed.
Should anyone on a construction project experience any of the symptoms noted above, or flu-like symptoms in general, they should immediately contact a health care provider for potential COVID-19 screening.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (902)368-4970.
Manager, Environmental Health
Chief Public Health Office
Department of Health and Wellness
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
(902) 368-6468 fax
We are asking all members and industry to have that discussion with their crews , supervisors and staff on the importance of following proper procedures (see attached) to maintain a safe ,productive worksite , without these conversations and procedures happening there can be false information given that can have very negative impact on our jobsites and we want to maintain a positive atmosphere and safe worksite for all
PLEASE FOLLOW THE JOB INFORMATION POSTER BELOW FOR UP TO DATE PROCEDURES
BUILDING PEI ONE DAY AT A TIME
General Manager CAPEI