Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, Jan. 22, that most public health restrictions will be extended until at least Feb. 7.
Some restrictions for sports and arts and culture organizations will be eased starting Jan. 25. Changes include:
- sports teams can start playing games, but spectators are not permitted and there can be no games or tournaments involving teams that would not regularly play against each other
- non-team sports can also resume competition, but without spectators and only among competitors who would regularly compete against each other
- the limit for sports practices, training and games and arts and culture rehearsals and classes will return to 50
- arts and culture performances can only be virtual and cannot have in-person spectators
Also starting Jan. 25, residents of adult service centres and regional rehabilitation centres can resume community visits for work and volunteering.
Other provincewide restrictions are continuing until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 7. They include:
- gathering limit of 10, both in your home and in the community
- restaurants and licensed establishments stop service by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m.
- retail businesses and malls operate at 50 per cent capacity
- fitness facilities operate at 50 per cent capacity and have three meters between people for high-intensity activities, including indoor and outdoor fitness classes
- social events, festivals, special events, arts and cultural events and sports events are not permitted
- faith gatherings, wedding ceremonies and funeral services can have 150 people outdoors or 50 per cent of an indoor venue’s capacity, to a maximum of 100
- wedding receptions and funeral receptions and visitation are not permitted