Nova Scotia is preparing to reopen the province safely. As more businesses, organizations, services and public spaces reopen, we need to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep everyone safe.

Check out our round up of guides, toolkits, funding, news and articles to help you reopen your business safely.

News & General Information (Updated August 6, 2020)

Self-Isolation Requirements for Construction

Guides & Tool Kits

Construction Association of Nova Scotia – Guide to Reopening your Business & Workplace

NS Government – Preparing to reopen your business in Nova Scotia

NS Government – Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan

NS Government – FAQ for Reopening Business

Workers Compensation Board – COVID-19 Workplace Safety Resource Hub

Cape Breton – Reopening Cape Breton’s Economy – Guide for Businesses

Construction Safety Nova Scotia – Return to Work Planning  (Updated here)

Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Guide to Reopening Business

Nova Scotia Business Inc. – Business Readiness Resources

Cushman & Wakefield – Recovery Readiness Guide


NS Government – Small Business Reopening and Support Grant, applications open June 1

Canadian Business Resilience Network – Small Business Relief Fund

CEED -Urban Main Street Loan Initiative

Government of Canada – Additional Supports for Business 


Halifax Chamber of Commerce – The Quickest Way to Safely Get Your Business Back Up and Running

Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Change Management for the New World

Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Business Continuity Planning

Halifax Chamber of Commerce – What Safe Business Operations Look Like & How to Get There

Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Rehiring, Recalling, and all Things Reopening

Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Economic Recovery Dashboard

Business Development Canada (BDC) – Planning for Recovery: How to Adapt your Business to Thrive in the New Normal

Business Development Canada (BDC) -Planning for Recovery: How to Restart your Business in the Wake of COVID-19


Construction Dive – How Construction Firms Can Prepare for a Potential Second Wave of COVID-19

Harvard Business Review – Five Tips for Safely Reopening Your Office