COVID-19 Update - June 15, 2021

Nova Scotia will be entering phase two of the reopening plan tomorrow. As of Wednesday, June 16 at 8:00am, players, participants and officials in organized sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can practice and train with up to 10 people indoors and up to 25 people outdoors without social distancing. Masks are recommended when you can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of two metres (six feet) from others.

The province indicated that competitions for golf and tennis will be permitted during phase two within the approved gathering limits. Other sports who believe that they can hold competitions in phase two within these gathering limits are welcome to submit their plans for review to Jamie Ferguson at

Sports and performing arts spectators – Spectators are permitted (indoor and outdoor) for sports and performing arts hosted by a business or organization that have an event plan. Facilities are permitted to have spectators for up to 25% of capacity of the facility with a maximum of 50 people indoors and 75 people outdoors. 

Nova Scotia Press Release, June 15, 2021
Nova Scotia Reopening Plan


COVID-19 Update: June 4, 2021

Today the province has made a change for sport participant numbers for phase three. For both phases three and four, 25 people will be permitted on the field of play indoors without social distancing, and 50 people will be permitted on the field of play outdoors without social distancing for games practices and competitions. Sector-based plans are also being considered by the Province, and we will follow up as more information becomes available.  

Finally, the guidelines include references to no tournaments being able to be held. We recognize that for sport this language can mean different things. We’ll also be working with the province to provide more detail about this, as we did when regulations regarding tournaments and events were in place previously.  

If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Ferguson at  


COVID-19 Update: May 28, 2021

Today the province announced some upcoming changes to sport regulations in Nova Scotia. These changes will become effective next Wednesday, June 2. The changes coming on Wednesday will apply to everywhere in the province

Changes Effective Wednesday, June 2 

Outdoor training and practices will be permitted for groups of 10. The 10 includes all participants and staff, and the groups must remain consistent from practice to practice. Multiple groups of 10 will be allowed on the field of play at a time as long as they can ensure that they remain physically distanced. There can be no alternating between groups at any time. 

Please note that Nova Scotians are asked to avoid non-essential travel into and out of Cape Breton Regional Municipality and into and out of areas of Halifax Regional Municipality, Hubbards, Milford, Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield, Mount Uniacke, South Uniacke, Ecum Secum and Trafalgar. Sport is not considered essential. A final decision will be made about travel for those areas of the province early next week, based on COVID-19 activity.

The province will be reopening through a phased in approach (please see attached). We recognize that these numbers won’t work for all sports, however the province is aware, and we are working with them so that games and competitions for sports can be considered at the appropriate time. We will follow-up with more information as it becomes available. 

We are continuing to work closely with the Province and will keep you updated about the five-phase reopening plan. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Jamie Ferguson at


Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Press Release: May 28

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