News release

School Organized Trips to International Destinations Cancelled

NOTE: The following is a statement from Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

Today, March 4, Nova Scotia’s Regional Centres for Education collectively decided to cancel all school organized student trips to international destinations until April 30. This includes all school organized trips to international destinations scheduled for March Break.

This was a difficult decision that was not made lightly. The situation involving COVID-19 continues to evolve and the regions made the decision, based on discussions with Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, to adopt a low-risk approach for students and chaperones. I fully support this direction.

For families and students who were planning to go on a school-sanctioned trip, trip planners and/or school principals will now be communicating directly with families.

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