COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – June 14, 2021

The following message was sent Monday, June 14, 2021. We encourage CANS member firms to review the relevant recommendations and follow current public health measures. 

CANS Office Updates

CANS office has resumed the following in-person services: print orders, the sale of CCDC & CCA Standard Documents, and the signing of Statutory Declarations. Effective Wednesday, June 16, CANS members will be able to enter our front office, one person at a time. Click here to learn more

Webinar: Construction Safety Nova Scotia

As more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, mandatory vaccination policies will become a larger debate of legal and personal rights. Join Construction Safety Nova Scotia (CSNS) for a session on vaccination policy formulation for businesses with panelists, Brad Proctor and David Fraser, lawyers with McInnes Cooper.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Registration: Coming soon!

Continue Regular COVID-19 Testing 

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

Book an appointment for a standard test at a primary assessment centre. Rapid testing is available without appointment at pop-up sites. Visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority website for more information about testing.

Workplace COVID-19 Screening Program

This program helps employers across the province implement regular screening for their staff. Test kits are provided by the province for free through the federal government. Interested employers can learn more about the program and how to sign up here. 

Rapid Testing Kits Available via Chambers of Commerce: Free self-screening rapid testing kits will be distributed to interested small and medium-sized businesses via The Halifax Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce, which are both provincially approved COVID-19 rapid test distributors. Learn more for businesses in CBRM. Learn more for businesses in Halifax.

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Rapid Screening Consortium: A partnership between The Cape Breton PartnershipCape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce brings the Creative Destruction Labs (CDL) Rapid Testing Consortium to Cape Breton-Unama’ki. This Canada-wide initiative is aimed at providing workplaces with self-administered testing kits for their employees.

To learn more about being part of the CDL Rapid Testing Consortium, please visit You can also register your business here and if you have any questions or require assistance, please email

Vaccine Information

To protect yourself from COVID-19, it is important to get vaccinated.

Click here to book your appointment and learn more about Nova Scotia’s immunization plan and vaccine rollout.

Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling: Second dose appointments are being rescheduled for an earlier date. Learn more about who’s eligible to reschedule here.

Nova Scotia’s Reopening Plan

Nova Scotia’s reopening plan safely eases restrictions over five phases as vaccination targets are reached and case numbers and hospitalizations decline. Phases are expected to last between 2 to 4 weeks if targets are met in each phase. Click here to access the Government of Nova Scotia’s Reopening Plan.

We are currently in Phase One but Phase Two is anticipated to start June 16. Learn more.

Current Provincial Restrictions

State of Emergency Renewed: The province has extended the state of emergency until noon, Sunday, June 27, unless government terminates or extends it further.

CANS COVID-19 Information Centre

Looking for the latest information about COVID-19? Check out CANS COVID-19 Information Centre. Here, you can also find and access resources to support your business throughout the pandemic.

Please keep us informed to help us advocate on your behalf. Email your questions to