The Automotive Sector Council has compiled from reputable sources a variety of data and resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources and information linked here come from a number of organizational and government sources.

The COVID-19 pages will be updated as new resources become available, but may not be exhaustive in all areas.

Current Restrictions:

Starting 26 November 2020

The following additional restrictions are in place from 26 November 2020 to 9 December 2020:

  • gathering limit within a household is no more than 5 visitors at a time
  • gathering limit in public is no more than 5 people (or up to the number of members of an immediate family in a household)
  • wearing a non-medical mask is required in common areas of multi-unit residential buildings (like apartment buildings and condos)
  • restaurants are closed for in-person dining; restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery service
  • liquor licensed (drinking) establishments (like bars, wineries, distillery tasting rooms and craft taprooms) are closed for in-person dining; liquor licensed (drinking) establishments can continue to offer take-out and delivery service
  • retail stores need to limit shoppers and staff to 25% of the store’s capacity
  • organized sports, recreational, athletic, arts and culture and faith activities, events and gatherings are not permitted
  • fitness establishments (like gyms, yoga studios and climbing facilities) must close
  • libraries and museums must close (including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia)
  • Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax and First Nations gaming establishments must close
  • stronger enforcement of illegal gatherings, including ticketing of everyone at the gathering
  • personal services businesses (like hairstylists, estheticians and nail salons) can’t provide services that require a client to remove their mask
  • community-based adult day programs for residents of long-term care facilities are not permitted

November 20, 2020

Premier Stephen MacNeil and Dr. Robert Strang announced new restrictions on gathering limits and social circles in urban and many suburban areas of HRM and Hants County. A list of communities affected by the new restrictions is available at

These gathering limits take effect Nov. 23 to Dec. 21.

Gathering limits in identified areas of HRM and Hants County will be as follows:

  • five people can gather in a close social group without physical distancing, down from 10
  • a household may have more than five members but they may only go outside the home in groups of five
  • households can only have a maximum of five visitors at a time
  • onsite gatherings at long-term care facilities can have a maximum of five people (including residents and staff), down from 10
  • adult day programs for seniors who live in the community will not be allowed
  • 25 people, down from 50, can gather with physical distancing for informal indoor and outdoor social events like a neighbourhood street party
  • indoor events run by a recognized business or organization can have 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity to a maximum of 100 people with physical distancing, down from 200
  • outdoor events run by a recognized business or organization can have 150 people with physical distancing, down from 250

In addition to the new restrictions, government is also announcing:

  • Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbour and Graham Creighton Junior High in Cherry Brook will remain closed for two weeks after cases of COVID-19 were identified there earlier this week
  • new provincewide requirements that limit the movement of long-term care residents outside their facilities
  • new provincewide requirements for full-service restaurants and licenced establishments to collect the contact information of all patrons
  • additional information for people who must self-isolate when entering Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic Canada.


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Working on your behalf, Judy Dickson, Nikki Barnett, Shannon Trites, and Shannon Hall