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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR CANS MEMBERS
February 25, 2022
Updated onCANS Projects & Documents Services
We’re excited to welcome our members back in our office for CANS Projects & Documents services! Starting Monday, February 28, 2022, CANS 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 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 Business Centre and board rooms remain closed at this time. We will have another update for members next week regarding when CANS members will be able to book space in CANS Business Centre.
COVID-19 Restrictions Easing Next Week, Fully Lifted on March 21
Nova Scotia is moving up the timeline for easing public health restrictions and will end all restrictions on March 21.
On Monday, February 28, Phase 1 of the Province’s reopening plan will be adjusted to end the current requirement to show proof of full vaccination before participating in non-essential, discretionary events and activities. Other restrictions continue.
On Monday, March 7, at 12:01 a.m., Phase 2 will begin with the following restrictions in effect:
the informal gathering limit will be 25 people from the same household or close social group indoors and 50 outdoors
the formal gathering limit will be 75 per cent capacity, with physical distancing as much as possible, for gatherings hosted by a recognized business or organization such as special events, sports, receptions, performances, movie theatres, meetings, training, weddings, funerals and faith gatherings
large venues can operate at 75 per cent capacity, up to 5,000 people, with physical distancing as much as possible.
licensed establishments, restaurants and casinos can return to regular hours and operate at 75 per cent capacity, with physical distancing as much as possible
VLTs can continue operating with two metres of physical distance between people at machines
fitness and recreation facilities and recreation and leisure businesses can operate at 75 per cent capacity, with physical distancing as much as possible
personal services businesses (like hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons and body art establishments) can operate at full capacity, with physical distancing as much as possible; services that require removing masks can be offered
retail stores and malls can operate at full capacity (shoppers and staff) with physical distancing
masks continue to be required in indoor public places; they can be lowered or removed for things like eating and drinking or doing a physical activity that’s difficult while wearing a mask
people can resume lowering their masks to eat or drink in their seats at sports games, movies, concerts and other events.
During Phase 2, people who test positive for COVID-19 will still be required to self-isolate but they will no longer be required to notify close contacts outside their own household.
Phase 3 is expected to begin on March 21 with the removal of all provincial COVID-19 restrictions, including at schools.