02 July 2020 – Welcome Back to School plan to support the return of students to school in September

Type of Intervention: Guidance, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening schools; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers

Overview: Prince Edward Island’s new Welcome Back to School plan supports the safe return of all K-12 students and staff to school in September. Under the guidance of the Chief Public Health Office, the plan outlines protocols to support physical distancing, enhanced hygiene and the safe flow of students through the school.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/province-releases-plan-safely-return-students-school-september

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Evidence/Justification: Plan created under the guidance of the Chief Public Health Office.

“Students are telling us that the classroom is the best learning environment because they can learn together and face-to-face with their teachers, they can be with their friends and be part of their school community. Our goal is to safely return students and staff to school while being prepared to adapt to changing public health conditions at any time.” – Minister Brad Trivers