February 8, 2021 | by: Amanda Misner

Easing Of Restrictions In Effect

As of 8 February 2021
>Retail stores need to follow the Health Protection Act Order, including limiting shoppers and staff to 75% of the store’s capacity.
>Fitness establishments (like gyms and yoga studios) need to follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plan, including operating at 75% capacity and maintaining a minimum physical distance of 3 metres (9 feet) between participants during high intensity activities (indoor and outdoor).
>Businesses and organizations can host in-person events and activities (indoors or outdoors), including:
arts and culture events
sports (recreational, amateur and professional), recreational and physical activity events
festivals
special events
social events
faith gatherings, weddings and funerals (including receptions and visitation)
bingo, darts and other activities hosted by licensed and unlicensed establishments following the Guidelines for Games and activities in licensed establishments (PDF 434 kB)
>Events can only provide food and alcohol service until 10pm and must end by 11pm.
>Indoor gathering limit with social distancing for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization – 50% of the venue’s capacity up to 100 people maximum indoors (including spectators of sports and performing arts).
>Outdoor gathering limit with social distancing for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization – 150 people maximum outdoors (including spectators of sports and performing arts).
>Gathering limit with social distancing for meetings and training (indoor and outdoor) – 150 people maximum outdoors or 50% of the venue’s capacity up to 100 people maximum indoors when meetings and training are hosted by:
businesses and organizations
provincial and municipal government
first responder organizations (first responders don’t need to follow social distancing requirements when necessary during work or training activities)
mental health and addictions support groups
organized clubs
>Organized clubs can host activities for all ages with up to 15 people in each group without maintaining a physical distance of two metres (6 feet). Different groups of 15 must maintain physical distance. Activities need to follow the Guidelines for Return to Day Camp (PDF 525 kB) and indoor and outdoor gathering limits for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization.
>Spectators are permitted at events (including sports games and practices and arts and culture rehearsals and performances) hosted by recognized businesses and organizations; in-person spectators are not permitted at events held at a school.
>Large facilities can host events with multiple groups of up to 100 people in each group if the facility can accommodate separate entrance and exit, concessions and washrooms for each group and the business or organization has received Public Health approval of its Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Scotiabank Centre and Centre 200 can host events with multiple groups of up to 150 people.

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Source: Nova Scotia Government

~Amanda