News release

Update to Provincewide Restrictions

Further decisions on COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions have been made to help keep Nova Scotians safe during this time of relatively high cases and the presence of the Omicron variant.

Updates to the restrictions announced on December 13 are:

  • masks are required indoors at public schools where physical distancing cannot be maintained; masks are not required outdoors
  • spectators at sports games or arts and culture performances cannot eat or drink in the main seating area of the recreation facility or event venue; people must go to a designated area for eating and drinking
  • except for medical appointments, residents in long-term care can only leave the facility if they are fully vaccinated, and it is strongly recommended that they have their booster dose as well
  • residents in Disability Support Program homes licensed under the Homes for Special Care Act have the same restrictions as residents in long-term care.

The list of restrictions announced earlier this week, with the above updates, is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211213007

Additional Resources:

Nova Scotia coronavirus website: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

For more information about COVID-19 testing and online booking, visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/symptoms-and-testing/

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Anyone with a non-crisis mental health or addiction concern can call Community Mental Health and Addictions at 1-855-922-1122 (toll-free) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

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