On 22 March 2020, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The state of emergency has been extended until noon on 12 July 2020. Please see the following Provincial updates:

 3 July 2020

26 June 2020

  • Privately operated campgrounds can operate at 100% capacity if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plan.
  • Public pools can reopen if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society plan for change rooms and washrooms.

    Public pools must meet all conditions in the Health Protection Act Order, including:
    • maintaining a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) for lane swimming and aquafit classes
    • allowing 1 or more groups of 10 for other activities based on pool size
  • Restaurants can reopen table service (dine-in) if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plan. Restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery service. See the sector-specific plan for the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia.

18 June 2020

  • Outdoor playgrounds can reopen
  • Family household bubbles are replaced with a 10-person gathering limit without social distancing. Individuals may gather together in close social groups of up to 10 persons per group without adhering to the physical distancing requirements of two metres or six feet