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.

Do you did the NS Government make the right decision in terms of its Holiday COVID-19 Restrictions now in place till January 11th?

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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