Easing of Restrictions Covid-19
Published: Monday, 04 May 2020 12:43
The Nova Scotia Government lifted the following restrictions, providing physical distancing rules of keeping two metres apart and not gathering in groups of five remain.
✅ Provincial and municipal parks and trails in the province are allowed to re-open, although playground equipment will continue to be off limits.
✅ Sportfishing will be allowed from shore or boat, but fishing derbies are not allowed.
✅ People can attend boating, yacht or sailing clubs for the purpose of preparing boats for use.
✅ Nova Scotians will be allowed to use and visit community gardens, and garden centres, nurseries and similar businesses can re-open.
✅ Golf driving ranges may open, including those at golf clubs, but courses must remain closed. Golf clubs are allowed to perform necessary maintenance and preparations for opening.
✅ People can use their cottages. This is restricted to one household unit at a time, and travel must be directly to the cottage and back. The province says travelling back and forth from cottages to primary residence is discouraged.
✅ Provincial and private campgrounds remain closed but can perform necessary maintenance and prepare for opening. An exception is recreational vehicles parked year-round at private campgrounds, which can be used following the same rules as cottages.
✅ Drive-in religious services are allowed, as long as people stay in their cars, parked two metres apart, and there are no interactions between people in cars and others.
🚫 Please note that, at this time, beaches will remain closed.
The province is developing a phased plan to further lift public health restrictions, and the timing of each phase will be determined by the result of the easing of restrictions.
For more information, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.
Darren ShupeChief Administrative OfficerTown of Shelburne