COVID-19 UPDATE FOR CANS MEMBERS
Friday, March 4, 2022
Updated on CANS Projects & Documents Services
CANS Business Centre Bookings:
Beginning Monday, March 7, CANS Members will be able to book meeting space in our Business Centre.
To book CANS Business Centre, please call 902-468-2267 ext. 0 to speak to a Membership Services Specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any member booking this space must complete a booking form in advance. For more information about booking CANS Business Centre, view our FAQs.
Accessing In-Person Services:
CANS is pleased to welcome our members back into our office for CANS Projects & Documents services! Since February 28, CANS Members have been able to access in-person services including, 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.
Questions? For more information, please contact Lesley Whynot.
Other CANS Services:
Please note, CANS board rooms remain closed at this time. We will have another update for members coming soon regarding when CANS members will be able to book space in CANS board rooms.
Phase 2 of Reopening Plan Begins Monday, COVID-19 Restrictions 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, 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.
Learn more about the details of the new phases and guidance, here.
Book A Vaccination Appointment
If you still need your first, second or booster dose, book your vaccination appointment.
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.