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Coronavirus (COVID-19): restriction and support updates

New restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and supports for individuals, families and businesses. As restrictions change, you need to continue to follow public health measures and guidelines.

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    17 January 2022

    • Eligibility for COVID-19 booster doses expanded to include anyone 18 years of age and older.

    11 January 2022

    • Homes licensed by the Department of Community Services under the Homes for Special Care Act are recommended to close to visitors, except for designated caregivers.

    10 January 2022

    • Applications for the COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program open. The program provides support for people who need to miss work because of COVID-19 (to get vaccinated, get a COVID-19 test or self-isolate while waiting to be tested and get your test results).
    • Applications for the Sector Impact Support Program open. The program provides a one-time grant of up to $7,500 to help small business owners that have been impacted by the new province-wide public health restrictions.

    7 January 2022

    • New self-isolation requirements are in place for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and close contacts of a COVID-19 case. Self-isolation requirements are based on your age, household situation and vaccination status. Changes don’t apply to people who work in a high-risk healthcare setting (like hospitals, home care and long-term care facilities). Visit Nova Scotia Health Authority for self-isolation requirements.
    • Long-term care facilities are recommended to close to visitors, except for designated caregivers.

    5 January 2022


    27 December 2021

    • People who are close contacts of someone who has COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms need to complete a COVID-19 Self-assessment to find out which kind of test they need and book an appointment. Visit Nova Scotia Health Authority for testing requirements and what you need to do if you’re a close contact.

    24 December 2021

    • Everyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or who is a close contact of someone who has COVID-19 must immediately self-isolate. Visit Nova Scotia Health Authority for when you need to self-isolate and what you need to do if you're a close contact.

    22 December 2021