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Monday, April 26, 2021

COVID-19 Update: April 26, 2021

Today the Province announced that they would be making changes to the Nova Scotia Public Health Regulations that impact the Nova Scotia Sport Guidelines. These changes will come into effect as of 8:00 am tomorrow morning (Tuesday, April 27) until at least May 20.

Please note that no matter where you are in the province, it is asked that you do not travel outside your local community unless the travel is essential such as work, school, child care, or for medical, or legal appointments. Sport is not considered essential, so if you are able to take part in sport activities where you live you should do so only within your local community. Please use your best judgment and do not participate in sports activities that are outside of your local community.

Outside of HRM and Hubbards 

Sports practices and training are now limited to a maximum of 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors. The numbers of 10 and 25 include all participants in the sporting activity, (coaches, trainers, etc.) and spectators will not be permitted. Games, competition, and events are not allowed, and all teams/training groups must be consistent.  

Indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts, and large multipurpose recreation facilities can operate at 50 percent capacity. Outdoor fitness and recreation businesses and organized clubs can operate with 25 people and physical distancing.

No matter where you are in the province, sport is not considered essential. Always use your best judgment and do not participate in sports activities that are outside of your local community.

Within HRM and Hubbards

Sports practices and training, and arts and culture rehearsals are not permitted. This includes games, competitions, and tournaments, and in-person performances. This also includes school sports and school gym rentals.    

Indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios, and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts, and large multipurpose recreation facilities will also be closed. Outdoor fitness and recreation businesses can operate with 25 people with physical distancing.  

Additional Information

Please see this outline to assist you in determining whether or not people can take part in your sport on a recreational basis with the current public health regulations in effect.

Links      

Nova Scotia COVID-19 Restrictions by Address

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Press Release: April 26, 2021    

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits    

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines  


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