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:

10 February 2021

  • Travel within Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is permitted without the requirement to self-isolate when you arrive in or return to Nova Scotia (Atlantic travel bubble).
  • People travelling into Nova Scotia from outside Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island for non-essential reasons must self-isolate alone or with others who are self-isolating for the same period. If there are other people in the home, they must also self-isolate (everyone in the home where the traveller is self-isolating needs to self-isolate).

8 February 2021

  • Retail stores need to follow the Health Protection Act Order, including limiting shoppers and staff to 75% of the store’s capacity.
  • Fitness establishments (like gyms and yoga studios) need to follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plan, including operating at 75% capacity and maintaining a minimum physical distance of 3 metres (9 feet) between participants during high intensity activities (indoor and outdoor).
  • Recognized businesses and organizations can host in-person events and activities (indoors or outdoors), including:
    • arts and culture events
    • sports (recreational, amateur and professional), recreational and physical activity events
    • festivals
    • special events
    • social events
    • faith gatherings, weddings and funerals (including receptions and visitation)
    • bingo, darts and other activities hosted by licensed and unlicensed establishments following the Guidelines for Games and activities in licensed establishments (PDF 434 kB)

    Events and activities can only provide food and alcohol service until 10pm and must end by 11pm. Sport events may continue after 11pm if there’s extended time of play like overtime, but food and alcohol service must end by 10pm.

    Businesses and organizations need to make sure everyone in attendance follows the Health Protection Act Order.

  • Indoor gathering limit with social distancing for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization – 50% of the venue’s capacity up to 100 people maximum indoors (including spectators of sports and performing arts).
  • Outdoor gathering limit with social distancing for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization – 150 people maximum outdoors (including spectators of sports and performing arts).
  • Gathering limit with social distancing for meetings and training (indoor and outdoor) – 150 people maximum outdoors or 50% of the venue’s capacity up to 100 people maximum indoors when meetings and training are hosted by a recognized 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 (meetings can follow Guidelines for Return to Day Camp (PDF 525 kB) to have groups with up to 15 people in each group without maintaining a physical distance of two metres (6 feet); different groups of 15 must maintain physical distance)
  • Spectators and audience members are permitted at events (including sports, recreational and physical activity events, and arts and cultural events) if they stay in the designated viewing space and maintain a physical distance of two metres (6 feet) from the field of play or performance space. In-person spectators are not permitted at events held at a school.
  • Recognized businesses and organizations hosting events and activities can have multiple groups of up to 100 people in each group if:
    • each group follows indoor and outdoor gathering limits for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization
    • the facility accommodates separate entrance and exit, concessions and washrooms for each group
    • the facility makes sure people in attendance follow social distancing guidelines
    • the facility has received Public Health approval of its Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan
  • Scotiabank Centre (Halifax) and Centre 200 (Sydney) can host events with multiple groups of up to 150 people.

 

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