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COVID-19 Update - February 26, 2021

The province announced new sport restrictions today. Please read this email carefully, as regulations may change depending on where you live.  

Effective at 8:00am tomorrow morning (Saturday, February 27) sports within the Halifax Regional Municipality, up to and including Porter’s Lake as well as the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Mount Uniacke and Hubbards will be restricted to training in groups of up to 25 without social distancing. The number of 25 includes 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. 

Nova Scotians are to avoid all non-essential travel within the province especially to and from the restricted areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality, up to and including Porter’s Lake as well as the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Mount Uniacke and Hubbards. In all other parts of the province, the rules for sport have not changed. An overview of the regulations for each region can be found here.  

Restrictions in the Halifax Regional Municipality, HRM up to and including Porter’s Lake as well as the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Mount Uniacke and Hubbards county will be effective starting at 8:00am on Saturday, February 27 and will continue until 11:59pm March 27, with a possibility of extension.  

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. 

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

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines


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SNS Office Closure: Monday February 8, 2021

Due to the storm, the Sport Nova Scotia offices will remain closed for the rest of the day today (Monday, February 8). As always, if you have keys or a card for the building, you will still be able to access your office if you need to. 



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COVID-19 Update: February 5, 2021

Today the province announced that recognized businesses and organizations can host events with spectators. 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 60 as part of the field of play limit. Please check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue. These regulations will be in effect from 12:00am on Monday, February 8 until 11:59pm on Sunday, March 7. Please see our FAQ about the new regulations. We hope that it will help clarify any questions you may have. 

Quick Notes

  • Participants will be able to train and compete within their regular competitive schedule, however, events and competitions that bring together teams (and, or) individual participants that would not regularly compete against each other (such as provincial championships) will not be permitted. 
  • These regulations exclude schools. 
  • Centre 200 in Sydney and Scotiabank Centre in Halifax can host events with multiple groups of 150 when they are kept separate using their own entrances, exits, and washrooms.   

If you have any sport-specific inquiries, please contact your provincial sport organization directly. For the most up to date information about gathering limits and public health regulations, please visit the Government of Nova Scotia website. 


Links

Province of Nova Scotia Press Release February 5, 2021
Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines


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