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COVID-19 Update: October 19, 2021

Today the province announced that Nova Scotia they will be releasing the VaxCheckNS app on October 22 2021 for businesses and organizations to use to scan proof of vaccination QR codes. This will allow users to quickly confirm an individual’s vaccination status. Valid photo ID or Nova Scotia Health Card must be presented with the QR code.

Quick Notes

  • VaxCheckNS – is a freely available QR scanner app that can scan a proof of vaccination QR code and provide a simple green “confirmed” response or a red “sorry” response.
  • VaxCheckNS will be the preferred method of providing and checking proof of full vaccination as it can make the process easier and protect people’s personal health information and their vaccination status.
  • The older NS versions and out of province Proof of vaccination forms will still be acceptable provided proof of ID.

The province has provided a PDF to outline the VaxCheckNS app and its use, you can find that here




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COVID-19 Update: September 29, 2021

Please see the overview about phase 5 below. We believe that the links provided will address many of  your questions about Nova Scotia’s vaccination regulations.


SNS Communications 


Good afternoon, 

Premier Houston, Minister Thompson, and Dr. Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, are announcing the final details of Nova Scotia’s proof of full vaccination protocol, which goes into effect as Phase 5 begins on Monday, October 4. 

 Proof of Full Vaccination

Anyone age 12 or older who is not fully vaccinated will not be able to access discretionary, recreational, or non-essential activities, with minimal exceptions. We encourage everyone to carefully read the proof of full vaccination protocol

We also thank everyone who provided insight and input on operational considerations and resources that will be helpful as your sector and organization implements the protocol. We want to highlight a few changes and areas of additional clarification that have been made based on conversations with people in many sectors in the past week:  READ MORE

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