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COVID-19 Update: April 26, 2021

Today the Province announced that they would be making changes to the Nova Scotia Public Health Regulations that impact the Nova Scotia Sport Guidelines. These changes will come into effect as of 8:00 am tomorrow morning (Tuesday, April 27) until at least May 20.

Please note that no matter where you are in the province, it is asked that you do not travel outside your local community unless the travel is essential such as work, school, child care, or for medical, or legal appointments. Sport is not considered essential, so if you are able to take part in sport activities where you live you should do so only within your local community. Please use your best judgment and do not participate in sports activities that are outside of your local community.

Outside of HRM and Hubbards 

Sports practices and training are now limited to a maximum of 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors. The numbers of 10 and 25 include all participants in the sporting activity, (coaches, trainers, etc.) and spectators will not be permitted. Games, competition, and events are not allowed, and all teams/training groups must be consistent.  

Indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts, and large multipurpose recreation facilities can operate at 50 percent capacity. Outdoor fitness and recreation businesses and organized clubs can operate with 25 people and physical distancing.

No matter where you are in the province, sport is not considered essential. Always use your best judgment and do not participate in sports activities that are outside of your local community.  READ MORE

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COVID-19 - April 22, 2021

Today the Province announced that they would be making changes to the Nova Scotia Public Health Regulations. These changes will come into effect 8:00 am tomorrow morning and be in place until at least Wednesday, May 20. Please read the information below carefully, as regulations differ by location.    

Within HRM & Hubbards   

Sports practices and training, and arts and culture rehearsals are no longer permitted. This includes games, competitions, and tournaments, and in-person performances. This also includes school sports and school gym rentals.   

Indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios, and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts and large multipurpose recreation facilities will also be closed. Outdoor fitness and recreation businesses can operate with 25 people and physical distance. We will provide more clarity as it becomes available.   

People should avoid traveling into and out of HRM and Hubbards unless it is absolutely necessary. Necessary travel includes school, work, and medical appointments. Shopping, social events, sport practices/games, and family visits are not considered necessary.   

Outside of HRM & Hubbards    

Gathering limits without social distancing for participants and officials in organized performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can gather in groups of up to 75 people without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices, and games within their regular competitive schedule. Spectators are permitted at 50 percent of the venue’s capacity up to 100 indoor and 150 outdoor.   

Please note that tournaments and competitions (outside HRM and Hubbards) are only permitted when playing against teams or participants that would play each other during their regular competitive schedule. Tournaments or competitions that bring together people who do not regularly play one another (including try-it clinics) are not permitted.    

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COVID-19 Update: April 6, 2021

Today the Province announced that they would be increasing the number of participants for sport activities from 60 to 75. The change will be effective as of 8:00am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 7).  Please note that there will be no changes to competitive schedules at this time.  

This means that participants and officials in performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can gather in groups of up to 75 people without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices and competitions within their regular competitive schedule.   

The number 75 must include everyone on the field of play. This involves the players, coaches, trainers, officials etc.-everyone who would normally be needed if it were a regular practice, game, or competition. The 75-person maximum does not include facility or venue staff required to operate the game or performance safely.    

Recognized businesses and organizations can host events with spectators as long as the host facility has a gathering plan.  A maximum of 150 people will be permitted outdoors, and a maximum of 100 will be permitted indoors. Spectator allowances are subject to facility regulations and venues cannot exceed 50 percent capacity. This number is in addition to athletes/coaches/officials, etc., who can gather in groups of 75 as part of the field of play limit. Please check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue.    

If you have any sport-specific questions, please contact your provincial sport organization, and check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue. For the most up-to-date information about gathering limits, please visit to the Government of Nova Scotia website.    

Links  

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Press Release: April 6, 2021 

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits  

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines 


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