Nova Scotia COVID-19 Holiday Restriction Poll

NS Government introduced its Holiday COVID-19 Restrictions this afternoon that will be in place till Jan 11th. Did they get it right? See the list of updated restriction under the poll.

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Today’s restrictions update:
— the current restrictions in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County are extended until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 20
— the closure of restaurants and licensed establishments for dine-in service in these areas is extended until 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 10; they can continue to offer takeout and delivery service
— the Halifax casino will also remain closed until 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 10
— new province wide restrictions for gatherings, businesses and activities, as well as changes to long-term care restrictions will start Dec. 21 and be in place until Jan. 10

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 21 to 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 10, the following restrictions are in place provincewide:

For gatherings and events: 
— gatherings in your home can have 10 people total, including the people who live there
— people can have a close social group of 10 without physical distancing
— social events, festivals, special events, arts/cultural events and sports events are not permitted
— faith gatherings, wedding ceremonies and funeral services can have a maximum of 150 people outdoors or 50 per cent of an indoor venue’s capacity, to a maximum of 100 
— wedding and funeral receptions are not permitted

For businesses:
— restaurants and licensed establishments, outside the areas of HRM and Hants County noted above, must stop service by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m. 
— fitness and sport and recreation facilities can open 
— fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios can operate at 50 per cent capacity and must ensure three metres distance between participants during high intensity activities
— outdoor fitness classes can operate at full capacity and must ensure three metres distance between participants during high intensity activities
— personal services such as hair salons and spas can resume providing services that can only be done if the customer removes their mask, such as facials
— retail and shopping mall rules currently in place for areas of HRM and Hants County will extend to the entire province, including operating at 25 per cent of their capacity; their food courts can remain open with public health measures in place including physical distance between tables

For sports, museums, libraries and long-term care:
— sports practices, training and arts and culture rehearsals are limited to 25 participants without physical distancing but games, tournaments and performances are not permitted
— the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, museums and libraries can reopen at full capacity with physical distancing and other public health measures in place
— each long-term care resident can have two designated caregivers and facilities can allow a limited number of visitors

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