Effective Saturday, May 2nd at 6.00am, the Shelter in Place ends, however various restrictions will still be in place, with the Government noting that the end of Shelter in Place is “not a green light to party, is merely an amber light to proceed with caution…physically distant, masked and in small groups.”
Speaking at this evening’s press conference, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “I am sure many of us are eagerly awaiting the lifting of sheltering in place tomorrow. But, please, as the Premier and I have already said, this does not mean that everything goes back to normal ….we are not out of the woods yet…and testing does not make us safe!
“I’m increasingly worried that I hear people of all ages – young and older – are already planning parties and gatherings. Please don’t. People still need to avoid moving about and congregating with different households as much as possible. The fact that we have more freedom of movement now, does not mean that we can move freely as if COVID-19 did not exist.
“COVID-19 is still with us and will be for the foreseeable future. So avoid gatherings, avoid mixing households, and avoid moving around unnecessarily.
“The more we move around, the more we expose ourselves and others. The more people we have contact with, the more risk of contracting COVID or transmitting it to others.
“So do not see the end of Shelter in Place as a green light to party. It is merely an amber light to proceed with caution… physically distant, masked and in small groups.”
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