1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): education and childcare

Guidance for childcare, public schools and post-secondary education during COVID-19.

Post-secondary education

Every post-secondary student travelling into Nova Scotia from another Canadian province or territory needs to complete the Safe Check-in Form before they travel to the province. They should complete the Safe Check-in Form as a regular traveller. When they arrive in Nova Scotia, students may need to self-isolate based on their vaccination status. Learn more: Travel into Nova Scotia.

Contact your university or college for COVID-19 safety requirements and to learn what they're doing to keep everyone safe.

International students

International students entering Canada must follow federal isolation, testing and travel requirements in the Quarantine Act. International students don't need to complete the Safe Check-in Form unless they're staying in another Canadian province or territory before arriving in Nova Scotia.


Find guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at universities and colleges.

Preparing for a new school year

Learn about Nova Scotia's public school and Pre-primary Program Back to School Plan for 2021 to 2022.

Childcare during COVID-19

Guidance for licensed childcare settings during COVID-19 – Childcare Setting Guidance (PDF).