Covid

COVID Information

Stage 5 is delayed


  • Businesses and organizations offering a wide variety of indoor recreation and leisure activities (like climbing facilities, dance classes, escape rooms, indoor arcades, indoor play spaces and music lessons) can operate at maximum capacity possible with public health measures like social distancing. Wearing a mask is required (except during an activity that makes it difficult to wear a mask).
  • Fitness establishments (like gyms and yoga studios) and sport and recreation facilities (like pools, arenas, tennis courts and large multipurpose recreation facilities) can operate at maximum capacity possible with public health measures like social distancing and masks.
  • Overnight summer camps (indoor and outdoor) can operate with up to 15 people (excluding staff and volunteers) in each individual camp group without social distancing or multiple groups of 15 people each with social distancing between groups and need to follow COVID-19 Return to Overnight Camp Guidelines (PDF). Masks are not required for campers 12 and younger.
  • Recreational day camps (indoor and outdoor) can operate with up to 30 people (excluding staff and volunteers) in each individual camp group without social distancing or multiple groups of 30 people each with social distancing between groups and need to follow COVID-19 Return to Day Camp Guidelines (PDF). Masks are not required for campers 12 and younger.

Nova Scotia Covid Information
  • Informal competition (like friends organizing a ball game) needs to follow gathering limits for sports. Spectators are included in event gathering limits and need to follow social distancing guidelines and mask requirements. Tournaments are not permitted.
  • Participants and officials in organized performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can gather with up to 25 people indoors and up to 50 people outdoors without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices, games and league play. Masks are recommended when you can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Tournaments are permitted if they’re run by or affiliated with a provincial sport organization and follow their Return to Sport Plan.
  • Spectators are permitted (indoor and outdoor) for sports and performing arts hosted by a business or organization that has an Event Plan. Spectators are included in event gathering limits and need to follow social distancing guidelines and mask requirements.

Informal social gatherings with household members (the people you live with) and close social contacts – up to 25 people indoors and up to 50 people outdoors without social distancing and masks. Masks may be required if you’re in a public place with mask requirements (like a restaurant or event).

Meetings and training (indoor and outdoor) – 50% of the venue’s capacity up to 150 people indoors and up to 250 people outdoors with social distancing and mask requirements when meetings and training are hosted by a business or organization, including:

  • provincial and municipal governments
  • private businesses and organizations
  • first responder organizations (emergency first responders are exempt from social distancing when necessary)
  • mental health and addictions support groups
  • organized clubs

Audience members and spectators can only be permitted if the business or organization has an approved gathering plan that follows Guidelines for Venues and Facilities (PDF) and COVID-19 Prevention Guide for Events, Theatres and Performance Venues (PDF).