Government of Prince Edward Island Makes Liquor Delivery Rules Permanent

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Government of Prince Edward Island has announced that legislation introduced earlier this year to allow liquor delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic will now be permanent.

As per the announcement, “agency liquor stores, micro-breweries, wineries, distilleries, ferment-on-premise establishments, and restaurants with a package sales license” that have been allowed to deliver packaged alcohol to customers since March will be able to continue doing so going forward, even after the pandemic has passed.

In addition, restaurant dining rooms will now be allowed to serve up to two drinks to patrons without the purchase of a sit-down meal.

“These changes will benefit Island businesses while allowing Islanders to stay safe and limit their contact with others,” says Finance Minister and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Control Commission Darlene Compton. “We must continue to do what we can to ensure the safety of Islanders and the sustainability of our businesses as we work together and support our local economy.”

For more details, see the full announcement.

Sources: CBC News and Government of Prince Edward Island