Coronavirus (COVID-19): sector-specific guidance

Sector-specific guidance and resources for employers on how to keep workers safe in specific industries and sectors.

Sector-specific plans

Find sector-specific plans to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19 in the workplace.

Temporary Foreign Workers and employers

Temporary Foreign Workers who come to Nova Scotia need to follow the conditions of the Health Protection Act Order. Guidance for Temporary Foreign Workers employed in the Agriculture and Seafood Sectors (PDF 231 kB) outlines federal and provincial requirements, including expectations for employers and the pre-screening checklist for self-isolation facilities.

Instructions for fish harvesters and processing plant workers on how to self-isolate are outlined in the Self-isolation for fishery workers coming to Nova Scotia factsheet (PDF 114 kB).

Real estate and rental properties

Showing homes and rental units during COVID-19

If you're showing real estate or rental properties to prospective buyers or renters, you need to take precautions to make sure the visit is as safe as possible.

Everyone must follow social distancing guidelines when showing or visiting a residence, staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from anyone else. You should also make sure to clean your hands before and after the showing and cover coughs and sneezes.

Landlords, salespeople and brokers

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during showings, landlords, salespeople and brokers should:

  • only show a residence if someone who lives there isn't self-isolating
  • make sure the people viewing the residence don’t have symptoms and that they’re not supposed to be self-isolating (don’t let them enter if they are)
  • ask the current residents to leave cupboard doors and closets open so viewers don't need to touch them
  • consider wearing a non-medical mask while showing the residence and ask anyone who's entering to consider wear a mask too
  • travel to the showing separately
  • disinfect surfaces that were touched during the showing, like door handles

Prospective buyers and renters

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during showings, prospective buyers and renters should:

  • only view a residence if they’re not self-isolating
  • stay home if they’re self-isolating
  • consider wearing a non-medical mask during the showing
  • avoid touching anything in the residence

Current residents

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during showings, current residents should:

  • let the landlord know if they’re self-isolating, so the landlord doesn’t enter the home
  • open cupboard doors and closets before the showing so the prospective renters or buyers don’t need to touch them
  • clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in the unit after the showing

Property inspectors, contractors and visitors

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, property inspectors, contractors and visitors should:

Factsheets and posters

Find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19 in the workplace.