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Sport & Recreation Proof of Vaccine - September 17, 2021

Please see the attached document for more details about the proof of vaccine policy that has been put in place by the Province of Nova Scotia. The policy is still being finalized and  additional information will continue to be provided, as it becomes available.

Sport and Recreation Proof of Vaccination FAQ



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COVID-19 Update: September 14, 2021

Today the province announced that Nova Scotia will delay moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan until October 4.  Starting Oct. 4, people who are 12 and older will need to provide proof of full vaccination to participate in most events and activities that bring groups of people together. While the policy is not yet final, it will apply to participants and spectators for indoor and outdoor sports practices, games, competitions and tournaments as well as indoor and outdoor extracurricular school-based activities, including sports. 

We will continue to update you as more information about the details of the vaccine policy become available to us. 

Quick Notes

  • An exception policy for people who cannot get vaccinated because of a valid medical or behavioural reason is being developed. 
  • Children who turned 12 between January 1 and October 4 this year will have until December 31 to attend events and activities while they get vaccinated; children who turn 12 after October 4 will have three months from their birthday. 

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Province of Nova Scotia Press Release: September 14


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PSO Update: September 8, 2021

Today the province announced that Nova Scotia will move into Phase 5 of its reopening plan at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 15. At this time, the only restrictions that will remain in place for the general population are those related to management of COVID-19 cases. Border measures will remain in place, and the province will also start requiring proof of full vaccination for non-essential, discretionary, recreation and leisure services and activities on Oct. 4. 

It was also announced that as of Oct. 4, proof of full vaccination will be required for Nova Scotians who are 12 or older to participate in discretionary, recreational or non-essential activities such as dining out, going to a fitness facility, or going to a movie, theatre performance, concert or sporting event. Vaccine requirements include participants and attendees at sporting activities including practices, training, tournaments etc.  

The proof of vaccination requirement does not apply to children 11 years of age and under because they are not eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Children age 11 and under who attend these activities with a fully vaccinated adult will be allowed to participate. 

  

Link: Province of Nova Scotia Press Release



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