[Updated March 22nd]
Phase 3 of reopening plan
As you all know, most Public Health restrictions have been lifted across the province today as we move to Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan. You can learn more about Phase 3 by clicking here.
Effective today, the following are in effect in Nova Scotia:
- there will be no gathering limits or capacity limits, but people should still keep their social groups small and consistent and make careful choices about the gatherings they attend
- physical distance will no longer be required between individuals and groups, although distancing is still recommended
- masks will no longer be required, but wearing one in indoor public places or crowded outdoor places is strongly recommended
- businesses and organizations across all sectors can resume full operations with no mandatory Public Health restrictions
- special events including festivals, sports, performances, meetings, training and faith ceremonies can resume in full.
While masks are no longer mandated, we strongly encourage our members to continue to wear them.
As well, anyone who feels sick should say home and get tested.
People who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to self-isolate for seven days from the date symptoms started, or from the date of a positive test if there are no symptoms. There is no requirement to notify contacts outside a person’s household but people are encouraged to do so, especially for those who are at increased risk. Contacts are not required to isolate as long as they are symptom-free and test negative, whether they live with the person who tested positive or not.
We know the pandemic isn’t over but this is another encouraging step for our province. Let’s continue to work together to have a successful conclusion to our hockey season.
Hockey NS Rebound Plan - Updated March 2022:
COVID-19 Rebound Plan | Hockey Nova Scotia
As of March 7, changes to the isolation requirements for people with COVID-19 and their contacts taking effect are:
People who test positive
Regardless of age or vaccination status, people who test positive will need to isolate for seven days from when their symptoms began (or from the date of their positive test if they did not have symptoms). They can stop isolating on the eighth day as long as they don’t have symptoms or symptoms are improving and they’ve had no fever for 24 hours. They will no longer be asked to notify any contacts outside their homes.
Contacts with no symptoms
There will no longer be isolation or testing requirements for contacts who do not have symptoms. Contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19 are not required to isolate or get tested but should monitor for symptoms. If the contact lives with the person who tests positive, the contact is not required to isolate or get tested but should monitor for symptoms and testing is recommended.
People with symptoms
People who live with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 and develops symptoms will need to isolate and test immediately, and then do a second test 72 hours later. If using rapid tests, a third test is required 48 hours after the second. People can leave isolation if all tests are negative, symptoms are improving and they’ve had no fever for 24 hours.
There is no change for people who do not live with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and develop symptoms – they still need to isolate and test immediately. If using rapid tests, a second test 48 hours after the first is required.
Anyone who tests positive with a rapid test can get that result confirmed with a PCR test if they wish.
People can leave isolation if all tests are negative, symptoms are improving and they’ve had no fever for 24 hours. The Nova Scotia Health Authority website will be updated with more details at: https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus
Anyone who is still within 90 days of recovering from a confirmed case of COVID-19 does not have to isolate or test. If they develop symptoms during that period, they should still stay home because they are sick with something (such as a cold or flu) and should avoid spreading it to others.
Proof Of Vaccination Rollout: Proof of Vaccination Rollout
Mask Reminder Mask Reminder
Modified Phase 5 Modified Phase 5- Sept 29, 2021
Specific Facility Protocols/Rules- updated March 21th
Lions Rink -- No restrictions -- Full capacity , no masking.
It is our understanding the all restrictions at HRM arenas have been removed as of March 21st.
SMU - there is no more SMU ice for the 2021-2022 season through Chebucto.