Changes to regulations under the Liquor Control Act will allow alcohol delivery service to continue permanently in Prince Edward Island to help support Island businesses.
Agency liquor stores, micro-breweries, wineries, distilleries, ferment-on-premise establishments, and restaurants with a package sales license can offer home delivery to Islanders now, and that will continue going forward. Initially, these changes were made on a temporary basis as part of government’s response to COVID-19.
“These changes will benefit Island businesses while allowing Islanders to stay safe and limit their contact with others,” said Minister of Finance 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.”
Additional changes under the Act will allow dining rooms to serve a maximum of two drinks to patrons without purchasing a sit-down meal.
“At a time when our industry is struggling, these positive changes will help our business survive and recover,” said Luc Erjavec, Vice President Atlantic for Restaurants Canada. “These changes will allow restaurateurs to responsibly serve their customers safely, and in a way they want to be served.”
The PEI Liquor Control Commission encourages all Islanders to drink responsibly this holiday season, never get behind the wheel if you are impaired, and plan for a sober ride if partaking in any holiday festivities this season.
For more information about the PEI Liquor Control Commission, please visit www.liquorpei.com