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COVID-19 Update: April 6, 2021

Author: Sport Nova Scotia/Tuesday, April 6, 2021/Categories: Covid-19

Today the Province announced that they would be increasing the number of participants for sport activities from 60 to 75. The change will be effective as of 8:00am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 7).  Please note that there will be no changes to competitive schedules at this time.  

This means that participants and officials in performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can gather in groups of up to 75 people without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices and competitions within their regular competitive schedule.   

The number 75 must include everyone on the field of play. This involves the players, coaches, trainers, officials etc.-everyone who would normally be needed if it were a regular practice, game, or competition. The 75-person maximum does not include facility or venue staff required to operate the game or performance safely.    

Recognized businesses and organizations can host events with spectators as long as the host facility has a gathering plan.  A maximum of 150 people will be permitted outdoors, and a maximum of 100 will be permitted indoors. Spectator allowances are subject to facility regulations and venues cannot exceed 50 percent capacity. This number is in addition to athletes/coaches/officials, etc., who can gather in groups of 75 as part of the field of play limit. Please check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue.    

If you have any sport-specific questions, please contact your provincial sport organization, and check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue. For the most up-to-date information about gathering limits, please visit to the Government of Nova Scotia website.    


Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Press Release: April 6, 2021 

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits  

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines 

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