1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2. Alerts, news and data

Coronavirus (COVID-19): alerts, news and data

Information about the state of emergency, COVID-19 updates, possible COVID-19 exposure and the Health Protection Act Order.

Potential exposure to COVID-19

Keep up to date on potential COVID-19 exposures and potential COVID-19 flight and transit exposures from Public Health. Exposure notifications include dates, times, places and self-isolation and testing instructions based on your vaccination status.

COVID Alert

COVID Alert is a free exposure notification app. The app lets you know if you may have been exposed to COVID-19. You can also use the app to let others know if you test positive without sharing any personal information.

Case data

Find information on COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia. Data includes age range, gender and location.

Provincial State of Emergency

On 22 March 2020, the Government of Nova Scotia declared a provincial state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The state of emergency has been extended until noon on 31 October 2021.

Health Protection Act Order

To slow the spread of COVID-19, a Health Protection Act Order and public health measures are in effect, including:

See what the Health Protection Act Order means for Nova Scotia.

Protocols

Injunction Order

Enforcing orders

In a state of emergency police are authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act (like gathering limits and self-isolation requirements). If Nova Scotians, businesses and organizations do not follow gathering limits, social distancing guidelines and self-isolation requirements, they will face fines. Police can also enforce offences under the Emergency Management Act. Learn more: enforcement fines and who to call for help.

Directions and declarations

Emergency Management Act Directions and Protocols

Police Act Order

Enforcing orders

In a state of emergency police are authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act (like gathering limits and self-isolation requirements). If Nova Scotians, businesses and organizations do not follow gathering limits, social distancing guidelines and self-isolation requirements, they will face fines. Police can also enforce offences under the Emergency Management Act. Learn more: enforcement fines and who to call for help.

News releases

Latest COVID-19 news releases and announcements:

Videos and podcast

To help you stay informed, watch archived Government of Nova Scotia coronavirus (COVID-19) news conferences (webcasts) on YouTube (make sure to note the date of the video you’re watching). You can also listen to the Government of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Updates podcast.