As of today, May 19, permanent residents of Nova Scotia will no longer have to wait for approval when they apply to enter the province via the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in. They will receive an automatic conditional approval, but still must show proof of permanent residency at the border. This change will be made in the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in system overnight.
Rotational workers need to do the full application process for their first trip back to Nova Scotia since May 14. They will be asked for documentation showing they are a rotational worker and the name and location of their worksite. For each subsequent trip, they will get approval faster because they will have been already confirmed as rotational workers.
Testing & Isolation Requirements If you feel unwell, assume you have COVID-19 – book a test at a primary assessment site and isolate until you receive your test results. Those with no symptoms are strongly encouraged to use pop-up sites if they are not showing symptoms but want to be tested. Learn more about testing and isolation requirements.
Workplace Safety – Useful Resources
When possible, employees must work from home. If you can’t work from home, you must be vigilant about wearing masks. Mask wearing is required:
in common areas (like offices, warehouses, or break rooms)
if you’re interacting with the public
anywhere you can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from another person
Stagger start times and break times or create flexible hours to limit the number of people gathering in a break room or hallways. Post gathering limits on employee common areas and increase frequency of cleaning and disinfection in high traffic areas, high contact surfaces and washrooms.
Small Business Impact Grant Part 3 is a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to eligible businesses that have been directly affected by public health measures in April 2021. As of today, May 19, the grant is available to eligible businesses that did not previously receive it. Learn more about all of the provincial business supports here.