New Restrictions, Rapid Testing, Mobile Vaccinations

New Restrictions

Given the increase in positive cases of COVID-19 and the introduction of the variant into the Nova Scotia, the provincial government recently announced a number of changes and new restrictions. These restrictions will take effect at 9am on Friday, December 17.

Physical distance and gathering limits are returning to help protect Nova Scotians and the health system over the next few weeks until at least the new year. Mask requirements are also being tightened.

Click here to review the above restrictions in full detail as these may impact your business and employees.


Rapid Testing  

Rapid testing kits are now available at libraries across the province. They are packaged in kits of five, and there is a limit of one kit per person. The tests can be used at home for people ages three and up. Anyone who has a positive result need to self-isolate and book a lab-based PCR test at a testing site to confirm the result. Click here for Nova Scotia public library locations:

People can continue to get rapid test kits from pop-up sites and mobile units that are serving communities with higher case numbers. Locations and details are available at


Mobile Vaccinations for Construction Industry 

Getting vaccinated is your best protection against COVID-19. It’s the only way to ensure the construction industry, our families, friends, and communities remain safe and healthy. Your clients, customers and employees want to know you are protecting them and getting vaccinated is our best chance at ending this global pandemic.

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
  • Eastern zone – please call (902) 867-4500 ext. 4800
  • Northern zone – please call (902) 893-5820
  • Western zone – please call (902) 599-2402


CANS Programs & Services 

CANS Projects & Documents Services 

Members are still able to 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. For more information, please contact Lesley Whynot.


Other CANS Services  

Other CANS services that require use of our facility beyond the front desk include meetings, training, events, boardroom bookings, and washroom access. These services require proof of double vaccination. For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Bennett.


Stay up to date on COVID-19 

Looking for the latest information about COVID-19? Take a look at the news section in CANS COVID-19 Information Centre.