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  • Recent News Announcements & Information

Recent News Announcements & Information

To keep you informed throughout this ongoing pandemic, CANS has compiled the latest COVID-19 information and its impact on the construction industry.


CANS COVID-19 Email Communication to CANS Members

Archived CANS COVID-19 Email Communications to CANS Members

COVID-19 Provincial Government News Updates

COVID-19 – Provincial News Releases & Information from October 2021

Archived COVID-19 Updates

Resource — COVID-19 Protocols for Office Workspaces

Ask us a Question

We know many of you have questions and concerns about the impact COVID-19 is having on your business. Please keep us informed to help us advocate on your behalf. Email your questions to questions@cans.ns.ca

COVID-19 Testing

Everyone should get tested regularly for COVID-19. Even if you have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, you should get tested.

Book an appointment for a standard test at a primary assessment centre. Rapid testing is available without an appointment at pop-up sites for people who are 16 or older and have no symptoms.

Exposure Notices

Please review the current possible exposure notices and follow the public health direction if a notice applies to you.

  • Important CANS Updates Regarding COVID-19

CANS Office Updates

Members can access the following in-person services: print orders, the sale of CCDC & CCA Standard Documents, and the signing of Statutory Declarations. Please note that we are still offering our virtual Statutory Declaration service.

Those entering CANS lobby, Business Centre or front desk area do not need to provide proof of double vaccination however, masking, hand sanitizing, social distancing, and contact tracing remain in effect.

*CANS board rooms remain closed.

Any further changes will be communicated via CANS COVID-19 Information Centre, CANS website and social media channels (Twitter & LinkedIn).

Questions about CANS Projects & Documents Services?

If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Whynot by phone 902-880-6046 or email.

  • Nova Scotia’s Reopening Plan

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Nova Scotia’s reopening plan takes a phased approach to safely easing restrictions. The 5-phase plan is based on the ongoing progress of provincewide vaccination rates and improvements of public health and healthcare indicators like COVID-19 activity and hospitalizations.

  • COVID-19 transmission will continue to be monitored.
  • If required, a phase may be paused to respond to trends at county or provincial levels.
  • Additional plan details will be released as each phase starts.

WE ARE CURRENTLY IN: PHASE FIVE (click here for full details on this phase).

UPDATED! Phase 5 Starting with Cautious Approach

“Phase 5 of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan is starting October 4 with a cautious approach. While most restrictions will be lifted, some will be maintained, and border restrictions will be added for people coming from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Some notable aspects of Phase 5 include:

  • masks will continue to be mandatory in indoor public places
  • physical distancing and gathering limits for events hosted by a recognized business or organization will be lifted
  • the informal gathering limits of 25 people indoors and 50 outdoors will remain in place
  • proof of full vaccination will be required for non-essential events and activities”

Read more about this update.

  • Nova Scotia’s Immunization Plan

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 immunization plan includes 3 phases. Each phase identifies when different groups can receive the vaccine. Every person in Nova Scotia who wants the COVID-19 vaccine will receive it for free.

Want to learn more? Find more in-depth information about Nova Scotia’s immunization plan here.

Appointments and Eligibility

Any Nova Scotian can book an appointment if they are 12 and older. Most appointments need to be booked in advance. You may also be able to go to a drop-in clinic without an appointment.

BOOK NOW: Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment here.

Second Doses and Rescheduling

Second dose appointments are being rescheduled for an earlier date. You’ll receive an email when it’s your turn to reschedule your second dose appointment. If you didn’t provide an email when you booked your appointment, call 1-833-797-7772 to reschedule or provide your email address.

Get Vaccinated on Your Work-Site – Public Health Will Come To You!

CANS and Nova Scotia Public Health have collaborated to improve vaccine uptake for workers in the construction industry with a solution that will make it easy to get vaccinated, while improving coverage rates across the province.

Mobile units are equipped for on-site vaccinations that can be easily conducted at your workplace. To set up a vaccination clinic for your workplace, please contact the appropriate public health office for your zone. (Unsure of your zone? Find your region on this map).

Public Health Contacts:

  • Central zone– please email phczoutreachimmunization@nshealth.ca
  • Eastern zone– please call (902) 867-4500 ext. 4800
  • Northern zone– please call (902) 893-5820
  • Western zone– please call (902) 599-2402

  • Useful Links & Resources

Provincial & Federal Government

Provincial
Federal
Health & Safety
Financial Support
Industry & Business
Resources From CANS Members