On June 26, Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced the further lifting of restrictions given our province’s continued low rates of COVID-19.

  • Effective June 26:
    • Restaurants and licensed liquor establishments can operate at 100% capacity, while maintaining appropriate distancing between tables, and serve patrons until midnight. Patrons must leave by 1:00 a.m. These businesses must continue to follow their sector plans.
    • Private campgrounds can operate at 100% capacity. They must continue to follow their sector plan.
    • Public pools can reopen with physical distancing for lane swimming and aquafit classes, and one or more groups of 10 for other activities based on pool size. They must follow the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society plan for change rooms and washrooms.
    • People living in homes funded by disability support programs can resume going out into their communities, although it may take time for homes to make arrangements.
  • Effective July 3:
    • Gathering limits increase for social events, arts and culture events, faith-based gatherings, and weddings and funerals that are run by a recognized business or organization.
    • These outdoor events can have 250 people, and indoor events can have 50% of capacity to a maximum of 200 people.
    • When these types of events are NOT run by a recognized business or organization, they are limited to 50. Sport and physical activity also continue to be limited to 50.

Physical distancing is still required, except among people in the same household or social group of 10.

Guidelines are available HERE.