1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2. Restrictions and guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): restrictions and guidance

Public health measures that everyone in Nova Scotia needs to follow to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Self-isolation requirements

You’re legally required to self-isolate if you:

How long you need to self-isolate

If you travelled from another Canadian province or territory (outside Nova Scotia), your self-isolation requirements are based on your age and vaccination status.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19), your self-isolation requirements are based on your personal situation.

Child custody protocol and modified self-isolation

Individuals travelling for child custody reasons (dropping off, picking up or visiting) who are not fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia, need to follow the COVID-19 Child Custody Protocol (PDF) when entering Nova Scotia from another Canadian province or territory. They need to complete the Safe Check-in Form before they travel to the province. They also may need to self-isolate for the period of time they’re in the province (at least 7 days), depending on their situation.

They need to follow public health measures and guidance while they're in Nova Scotia and follow the COVID-19 Child Custody Protocol (PDF) when a parent or child has COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19.

When travelling to Nova Scotia for child custody reasons, individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms and are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia can complete the Safe Check-in Form as a regular traveller. Self-isolation isn't required but testing is recommended.

Military, defence and police

Canadian Military and Defence Team, Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Border Services Agency and Canadian Security Intelligence Service personnel who are not fully vaccinated and their spouse or partner who isn’t fully vaccinated can enter the province from another Canadian province or territory (outside Nova Scotia) to house hunt, but they need to self-isolate for the period of time they’re in the province other than when they’re looking at properties and need to follow public health measures and guidance. Their families who are 12 or older and not fully vaccinated also need to self-isolate once they move to Nova Scotia.

When travelling to Nova Scotia to house hunt or move to Nova Scotia, military, defence and police personnel and their spouse or partners who don't have COVID-19 symptoms and are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia should complete the Safe Check-in Form as a regular traveller.

Rotational workers (working outside the province)

Rotational workers (like Alberta oil workers) are individuals who live in Nova Scotia and travel to work on a regular schedule to another Canadian province or territory (outside Atlantic Canada).

Rotational workers who are not fully vaccinated must self-isolate for the period of time they're in the province (at least 7 days). They must isolate fully until they receive their first negative test result and then they can switch to modified self-isolation.

Rotational workers need to follow the Health Protection Act Order and the COVID-19 Rotational Worker Protocol (PDF), including self-isolation and testing requirements.

Before each trip to Nova Scotia, rotational workers who are not fully vaccinated need to complete the Safe Check-in Form before travelling.

Rotational workers who are not fully vaccinated are required to get tested for COVID-19 during their stay in Nova Scotia. They need to get tested on day 1 or 2. If they’re still in Nova Scotia, they need to get tested again on day 6 or 7 and on day 12, 13 or 14. If they receive 2 negative tests results and can leave self-isolation after 7 days, they don’t need to get tested on day 12, 13 or 14.

When travelling to Nova Scotia, rotational workers who do not have COVID-19 symptoms and are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia should complete the Safe Check-in Form as a regular traveller. They do not follow the COVID-19 Rotational Worker Protocol. Self-isolation isn’t required but testing is recommended.

Rotational workers from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador follow the COVID-19 Atlantic Canada Travel Protocol (PDF) instead of the COVID-19 Rotational Worker Protocol.

International rotational workers

International rotational workers entering Canada must follow federal isolation, testing and travel requirements in the Quarantine Act. They do not follow the COVID-19 Rotational Worker Protocol.

Specialized worker exceptions from self-isolation

Workers from another Canadian province or territory (outside Atlantic Canada) who are not fully vaccinated can receive an exception to the self-isolation requirement when work can’t be done by workers within the province for:

  • urgent work on critical infrastructure that’s crucial for the province to function
  • urgent work that’s necessary to preserve the viability of 1 or more Nova Scotia business
  • fish harvesters to carry out the commercial (not recreational) or licensed activity of catching fish and other seafood for market or other approved activities

Specialized workers with an exception from self-isolation are allowed to work and travel to and from the workplace but must self-isolate for the period of time they’re in the province (at least 7 days), other than when they’re working. Specialized workers need to follow the Health Protection Act Order and the COVID-19 Specialized Worker Protocol (PDF), including self-isolation and testing requirements.

Before each trip to Nova Scotia, specialized workers who are not fully vaccinated need to complete the Safe Check-in Form before travelling.

When you arrive in Nova Scotia, you need to show your confirmation email to border officials and any additional required documentation.

Specialized workers who are not fully vaccinated are required to get tested for COVID-19 during their modified self-isolation. They need to get tested on day 1 or 2. If they’re still in Nova Scotia, they need to get tested again on day 6 or 7 and day 12, 13 or 14. If they receive 2 negative tests results and can leave self-isolation after 7 days, they don’t need to get tested on day 12, 13 or 14. Testing is recommended for fish harvesters (but not required).

When travelling to Nova Scotia, specialized workers who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms and are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia should complete the Safe Check-in Form as a regular traveller. They do not follow the COVID-19 Specialized Worker Protocol. Self-isolation isn’t required but testing is recommended.

Specialized workers from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador follow the COVID-19 Atlantic Canada Travel Protocol (PDF) instead of the COVID-19 Specialized Worker Protocol.

International specialized workers

International specialized workers entering Canada who are required to isolate under the federal Quarantine Act must follow federal isolation, testing and travel requirements in the Quarantine Act. They do not follow the COVID-19 Specialized Worker Protocol.

Businesses

Businesses located in Nova Scotia that have more than 10 specialized workers entering Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada within a 1-month period need to provide details about their Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan to before specialized workers travel to the province.

Exemptions from self-isolation

Some people are exempt from the self-isolation requirement. Most exempt travellers need to follow the COVID-19 Exempt Traveller Protocol (PDF 165 kB) when entering Nova Scotia. You also need to complete the Safe Check-in Form before you travel to the province.

If you travel for personal reasons (like vacationing or visiting), you're not exempt and may need to self-isolate when you arrive in Nova Scotia from another Canadian province or territory. Self-isolation requirements are based on vaccination status and testing.

International travellers entering Canada must follow federal isolation, testing and travel requirements in the Quarantine Act. They do not follow the COVID-19 Exempt Traveller Protocol.

People who are exempt from the self-isolation requirement include:

  • visiting or leaving Nova Scotia to drop off or pick up children under a joint custody order or agreement if both the children and the person bringing them do not have COVID-19 symptoms; they need to follow the COVID-19 Child Custody Protocol (PDF) if they're not fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia
  • people who need to travel between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador for work, school, childcare, essential veterinary services or necessary tasks that can’t be done virtually if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and the COVID-19 Atlantic Canada Travel Protocol (PDF 300 kB)
  • people who travel from another Canadian province or territory (outside Nova Scotia) who are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in or returning to Nova Scotia
  • people visiting or leaving Nova Scotia for essential health services, plus support people travelling with them; they need to follow the COVID-19 Exempt Traveller Protocol (PDF)
  • people participating in a legal proceeding in Nova Scotia (including the accused, victim, witness, lawyer or party in the proceeding); they need to follow the COVID-19 Exempt Traveller Protocol (PDF)
  • workers who are essential to the movement of people and goods, and who must enter Nova Scotia as part of their work duties or training required for their jobs (not for personal reasons or other types of work); they need to follow the COVID-19 Exempt Traveller Protocol (PDF)
    • trade and transportation workers who are employed in the movement of goods or people across the Nova Scotia border, including truck drivers, crew, maintenance and operational workers on any plane, train or ship
    • airline crew who live in Nova Scotia and are required to deadhead as part of their work duties (flying as a passenger on one flight to work as crew on another flight)
    • Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Defence Team personnel, Coast Guard, RCMP, Canadian Border Services Agency and Canadian Security Intelligence Service
    • first responders, including police, fire, Emergency Health Services (EHS) paramedic workers and essential healthcare workers
    • essential healthcare workers who travel to and from Nova Scotia and another province or territory to provide temporary support like locums

Compassionate exceptions

People from outside Nova Scotia can request a compassionate exception to enter Nova Scotia and the self-isolation requirement for an end-of-life visit. Compassionate exceptions are not available for attending a funeral or service.

Medical exceptions from self-isolation and proof of full vaccination

If you have a valid medical reason that prevents you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, you can request a medical exception from the requirement to self-isolate when you arrive in Nova Scotia or for proof of full vaccination for discretionary, non-essential events and activities.

Gathering limits

Gathering limits are in place under the Health Protection Act Order. Proof of full vaccination is required for most events with gathering limits.

Informal gatherings

  • Informal gatherings with household members (the people you live with) and consistent social group - up to 10 people (indoor and outdoor) without social distancing and masks (a common room of an apartment building or condo is considered an extension of your home if you have an informal gathering in it). Masks may be required if you’re in a public place with mask requirements.

Sports and performing arts

  • Performing arts - Participants and officials in organized performing arts (amateur and professional) can have up to 10 people indoors and up to 25 people outdoors (excluding staff) without social distancing for rehearsals and virtual performances. Masks are recommended when you can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Singing or playing a wind instrument is permitted without masks if you can maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Competitions, in-person performances and spectators are not permitted. Virtual events are permitted with a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors and need to follow their COVID-19 Prevention Plan.
  • Sports - Participants and officials in organized sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can practice and train with up to 10 people indoors and up to 25 people outdoors without social distancing. Masks are recommended when you can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Sport games, competitions, tournaments and spectators are not permitted.

Weddings, funerals and faith gatherings

  • Drive-in faith services have no limit on the number of vehicles. You need to follow the informal indoor gathering limit in your vehicle.
  • Faith gatherings (including regular faith services) hosted by a business or organization - 25% of the venue’s capacity up to 50 people (indoor and outdoor) with social distancing and mask requirements. Only 1 singer is allowed; no choirs or congregational singing are permitted.
  • Informal faith gatherings can have up to 10 people (household members and consistent social group) plus 1 person conducting the service (indoor and outdoor) without proof of vaccination and social distancing. Masks may be required if you’re in a public place with mask requirements.
  • Weddings and funerals (including visitation) hosted by a business or organization - 25% of the venue’s capacity up to 50 people (indoor and outdoor) with social distancing and mask requirements. Receptions are not permitted.
  • Informal wedding ceremonies can have up to 10 people (household members and consistent social group) plus 1 person conducting the ceremony (indoor and outdoor) without proof of vaccination and social distancing. Masks may be required if you’re in a public place with mask requirements.
  • Funeral services hosted by a business or organization (indoor and outdoor) can have up to 10 people plus the person conducting the ceremony and funeral home staff without proof of vaccination. Masks are required (indoor and outdoor). Receptions and visitation are not permitted.

Meetings and training

  • Meetings and training (indoor and outdoor) - 25% of the venue's capacity up to 50 people (indoor and outdoor) with social distancing and mask requirements when meetings and training are hosted by a business or organization, including:

    • faith organizations
    • provincial and municipal governments
    • private businesses and organizations
    • first responder organizations (emergency first responders are exempt from social distancing when necessary)
    • mental health and addictions support groups
    • organized clubs

    When necessary, emergency first response training doesn’t need to follow the gathering limit.

Full vaccination requirements

Participating in discretionary, non-essential events and activities

As part of the proof of full vaccination protocol, you need proof of full vaccination to participate in discretionary, non-essential events and activities that gather people together (like going to restaurants, movies, sports events, theatre performances, social events and the gym). Proof of full vaccination is also required for most events with gathering limits. Proof of vaccination isn't required for children 11 and younger (they can attend events and activities with a fully vaccinated adult or on their own).

Protocol: COVID-19 Protocol for Proof of Full Vaccination for Events and Activities (PDF)

Mandatory vaccination in high-risk settings

As part of the mandatory vaccination protocol for high-risk settings, most people who work in the public sector providing services and supports to vulnerable people need proof of full vaccination.

Protocol: COVID-19 Protocol for Mandatory Vaccination in High-Risk Settings (PDF)

The mandatory vaccination protocol for high-risk settings applies to:

  • visitors, designated caregivers and workers in healthcare facilities (like Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre)
  • visitors, designated caregivers and workers in long-term care facilities (licensed and unlicensed) and homecare agencies (publicly and privately funded)
  • public school teachers, pre-primary and other school-based staff, regional and board office staff and people providing services in schools, including cafeteria and school bus services
  • Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia
  • workers in residential care facilities and day programs funded by the Department of Community Services (Disability Support Program) and adult day programs funded by the Department of Seniors and Long-term Care
  • workers in Department of Community Services facilities and people providing placements for children and youth in the care of the Minister of Community Services (excluding foster family placements)
  • paramedics, LifeFlight nurses and some staff at Emergency Health Services (EHS)
  • correctional officers, youth workers, staff volunteers, contractors and service providers who work in or provide service to adult and youth correctional facilities
  • early childhood educators and staff in regulated childcare, including volunteers, practicum students and other professionals entering these settings
  • physicians and other service providers to organizations that are required to follow the COVID-19 Protocol for Mandatory Vaccination in High-Risk Settings (PDF) (like hairdressers and contractors)

Employers need to make sure that employees are aware of the COVID-19 Protocol for Mandatory Vaccination in High-Risk Settings and know when and how to show proof of vaccination. There are minimal exceptions to the protocol. If you have questions about the protocol, you should talk to your employer.

Business and service restrictions

Business and service restrictions that are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Childcare and education

  • Wearing a mask is required for staff, students and visitors when they’re in indoor childcare settings.
  • Public schools and the Pre-primary Program need to follow the Back to School Plan for 2021 to 2022.
  • Before and after school programs (indoor and outdoor) can operate with up to 15 people (including staff and volunteers) in each individual group without social distancing or multiple groups of 15 people each with social distancing between groups and need to follow Public Health guidance for school settings. Each group needs to be a consistent group. Wearing a mask is required indoors for staff, volunteers and participants.
  • Post-secondary students travelling into Nova Scotia from another Canadian province or territory need 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.
  • 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.

Events

  • Businesses and organizations are not permitted to host most in-person events and activities (indoors or outdoors), including:
    • arts and culture events
    • festivals
    • in-person performances
    • special events
    • sports (recreational, amateur and professional), recreational and physical activity events
    • wedding and funeral receptions
  • Virtual performances are permitted with a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors. Recording, livestream and broadcast production team members need to wear a mask indoors and maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet). Singing or playing a wind instrument is permitted without masks if you can maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others.

Faith organizations

Fitness and recreation

  • Activities like cards, darts, pool, bowling and karaoke hosted by licensed and unlicensed establishments (like community centres, clubs and charities) need to follow the Health Protection Act Order and the rules for the establishment that’s hosting the activity.
  • Bingos with a Bingo Lottery Licence are permitted in liquor licensed (drinking) establishments and need to follow the rules for liquor licensed (drinking) establishments, including:
    • minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between people at different tables
    • maximum of 10 people (household members and consistent social group) per table
    • wearing a mask is required (except when you're eating or drinking)
  • Regularly held bingos with a Bingo Lottery Licence that are not hosted by a liquor licensed (drinking) establishment are permitted and need to follow the rules for liquor licensed (drinking) establishments, including:
    • minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between people at different tables
    • maximum of 10 people (household members and consistent social group) per table
    • wearing a mask is required (except when you're eating or drinking)
  • Businesses and organizations offering a wide variety of indoor recreation and leisure activities (like climbing facilities, dance classes, escape rooms, indoor arcades, indoor play spaces and music lessons) can operate at 50% capacity with social distancing. Wearing a mask is required (except during an activity that makes it difficult to wear a mask). Personal training and 1 to 1 lessons are permitted with as much physical distancing as possible between the instructor and participant. Outdoor fitness classes and recreational activities are permitted with a maximum of 25 people with a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between participants and groups of 10 people each (household members and consistent social group).
  • Fitness establishments (like gyms and yoga studios) and sport and recreation facilities (like pools, arenas, tennis courts and large multipurpose recreation facilities) can operate at 50% capacity with social distancing and masks. Personal training and 1 to 1 lessons are permitted with as much physical distancing as possible between the instructor and participant. Outdoor fitness classes and recreational activities are permitted with a maximum of 25 people with a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between participants and groups of 10 people each (household members and consistent social group).
  • Recreational day camps (indoor and outdoor) can operate with up to 15 people (including staff and volunteers) in each individual camp group without social distancing or multiple groups of 15 people each with social distancing between groups and need to follow COVID-19 Return to Day Camp Guidelines (PDF). Each group needs to be a consistent group. Wearing a mask is required for staff, volunteers and campers. Staff and volunteers need proof of full vaccination (it’s recommended that campers are vaccinated).

Healthcare and continuing care

  • COVID-19 Point of Care Screening Tests (rapid tests) are not permitted unless the business or organization has Public Health approval and follows the Health Protection Act Order.
  • Long-term care residents can have 2 visitors at a time (it needs to be the same 2 visitors each time). It can be 2 visitors, 1 visitor and 1 designated caregiver or 2 designated caregivers. Long-term care facilities are recommended to close to visitors, except for designated caregivers.
  • Long-term care residents can only leave the facility for medical appointments or to go for a drive in a facility vehicle.
  • Long-term care residents can attend regular faith services within the facility. The service can have 25% of the room’s capacity up to 10 people with social distancing and mask requirements. Only 1 singer is allowed; no choirs or congregational singing are permitted.
  • Long-term care residents who are eligible for a booster dose need to have a booster dose to participate in recreational activities and personal services (like hairstyling) within the facility.
  • Long-term care residents should be in consistent groups for dining and group activities.
  • Visitors at long-term care facilities need to wear a mask and be fully vaccinated (except for end-of-life visits). Visitors need to follow social distancing guidelines (except for quick, close contact, like a hug).
  • Residents in homes licensed by the Department of Community Services under the Homes for Special Care Act can have 2 visitors at a time (it needs to be the same 2 visitors each time). It can be 2 visitors, 1 visitor and 1 designated caregiver or 2 designated caregivers. 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.
  • Residents in homes licensed by the Department of Community Services under the Homes for Special Care Act can only leave the facility if they’re fully vaccinated (except for medical appointments). It’s recommended that residents also have their booster dose.
  • Visitors at homes licensed by the Department of Community Services under the Homes for Special Care Act need to wear a mask and be fully vaccinated (except for end-of-life visits). Visitors need to follow social distancing guidelines (except for quick, close contact, like a hug). It’s recommended that visitors get a rapid test within 24 hours before the visit, if possible.

Movie theatres

  • Movie theatres can operate at 25% of the theatre’s capacity up to 50 people with social distancing and masks. Masks can’t be removed at any time, even to eat or drink while seated. You need to go to a designated area for eating and drinking.

Museums and libraries

  • Museums, libraries and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia can operate at 50% capacity (visitors and staff) with social distancing and masks.

Personal and wellness services

  • Personal services businesses (like hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons and body art establishments) can operate at maximum capacity possible with social distancing and masks. Services that require a client to remove their mask are not permitted.

Restaurants, bars and casinos

  • Casino Nova Scotia (Halifax and Sydney) can operate at 50% capacity with public health measures like social distancing and masks. Casino Nova Scotia can only serve food and alcohol until 11pm and must close by midnight.
  • First Nations gaming establishments can operate at 50% capacity with public health measures like social distancing and masks. Establishments that hold a liquor licence can only serve food and alcohol until 11pm and must close by midnight.
  • Video lottery terminals (VLTs) can operate with public health measures like social distancing and masks. They must maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between people at VLTs. Establishments that hold a liquor licence can only serve food and alcohol until 11pm and must close by midnight.
  • Restaurants and liquor licensed (drinking) establishments (like bars, wineries, distillery tasting rooms, craft taprooms and liquor manufacturers) can operate at 50% capacity with a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between people at different tables. There is a maximum of 10 people (household members and consistent social group) per table. Wearing a mask is required (except when you're seated while eating or drinking). Restaurants and liquor licensed (drinking) establishments can only serve dine-in customers until 11pm and must close by midnight. They can continue to offer take-out, delivery and drive-thru service after midnight.
  • Live music is permitted (indoor and outdoor) at restaurants and liquor licensed (drinking) establishments (like bars, wineries, distillery tasting rooms, craft taprooms and liquor manufacturers). There can be only 1 performer. Wearing a mask is required when performing (except when you're singing or playing a wind instrument). You need to maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others.
  • Dancing is permitted at restaurants and liquor licensed (drinking) establishments (like bars, wineries, distillery tasting rooms, craft taprooms and liquor manufacturers). Wearing a mask is required when dancing. You need to follow the informal gathering limit for household members (the people you live with) and your consistent social group for dancing together with social distancing between groups.

Retail and shopping malls

  • Retail stores can operate at 50% of the store’s capacity (shoppers and staff) and need to follow the Health Protection Act Order, including social distancing and masks.
  • Shopping malls need to follow the Health Protection Act Order, including:
    • customers wear a mask
    • maintaining a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between patrons, including lineups outside the entrance of a retail business
    • lineups for each retail store are no more than 10 people
    • keeping music to 50 decibels
    • food courts can operate at 50% capacity with social distancing, masks and maintaining a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between tables

Workplaces

  • Workplaces (like offices) should have employees work from home whenever possible.
  • Businesses and organizations need to follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plans, including COVID-19 Protocols for Workplaces (PDF), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Hazard Management, public health measures and guidance for workplace safety.
  • Wearing a mask is required at private indoor workplaces (like offices or warehouses) in all common areas, places where there’s interaction with the public and areas with poor ventilation and areas where people can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others.

Mask requirements

Mask requirements for indoor public places and public transportation remain in place.

Social distancing guidelines

To protect yourself and others you need to:

  • stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people as much as possible, unless you’re with your household members (the people you live with) or your consistent social group
  • keep your close social contacts consistent
  • make informed choices about who and how to interact with each other (consider age, occupation and health conditions)
  • make sure you follow social distancing guidelines for gathering limits, businesses, organizations and workplaces

Enforcement

Police are authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act (like gathering limits, self-isolation requirements, proof of full vaccination requirements and mask requirements). Multiple fines can be given each day if an individual, business or organization fails to comply

If you do not follow public health measures, you can be fined $2,422 for the first offence and $11,622 for each additional offence.

If businesses and organizations do not follow public health measures when hosting events or gatherings, they can be fined $11,622 for the first offence and $57,622 for each additional offence. If businesses and organizations are not hosting events or gatherings and do not follow public health measures, they can be fined $11,622 for each offence.

If someone isn’t following public health measures, talk to them first – they may need help. If you need to call the police, call a non-emergency number for the police in your community (do not call 911). You can also:

  • contact the business or organization, or ask to speak to a manager
  • contact the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (Safety Branch) at 1-800-952-2687 or for business or workplace issues